Weekend Sales: 10 Deals to Welcome May Flowers

Weekend Sales

From April showers, come May flowers—and from TeacherPop deals, come new styles. Check out these sales below to welcome the new month and all the beauty and style May will bring.

The Limited: Save 40% on brand new styles for a limited time.

J.Crew: Take an extra 40% off sale styles—and 30% off everything else—with coupon code SCORE through April 29.

Loft: Save 60% on sale styles for a limited time.

Gap: Save 40% on dress and polos today only.

Why I Use CodeHS in My Classroom


From Silicon Valley to Washington, DC, it has become clear that our country is not providing enough opportunities for children to access high quality computer science education. Only 1 in 4 high schools offer any form of computer science; these lack of opportunities are especially prevalent in our neediest schools.

This year I started a computer science program at my school, where the student population is 92% Black and 7% Latino with over a third our community living 200% below the poverty line. I now teach an elective coding course and AP Computer Science.

5 Ways to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month

5 Ways to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month

For those of us who work with diverse learners, autism awareness isn’t just a month—it’s a year-round celebration of the unique abilities and pure joy that people with autism bring to our lives. As an educator, there are many ways you and your class can join the celebration of Autism Awareness Month.

  1. Read aloud.

Looking for something to do with your class tomorrow? Celebrate diverse learners by reading a book featuring a character with autism out loud to your class. Here are a few of my favorites:

By |April 27th, 2016|General Pop|2 Comments|

DonorsChoose Pick: Dirty Hands and Engaged Minds in Detroit


The students in Teach For America corps member Katie Rogers’ first-grade classroom at Carleton Elementary School in Detroit are curious, observant, and exploratory in nature. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that they want to learn about plant life cycles—and make their school more beautiful—by growing plants indoors.

“A hands-on experiment will help their minds grow, much like the seeds, beans, and vegetables they will be planting,” Ms. Rogers says.

Teach. Eat. Repeat. Recipe: Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

Between the gluten in soy sauce and our move to more Paleo foods, we haven’t eaten Chinese food in a few years. (We know, practically sacrilegious for New Yorkers!) But to be honest, we’ve never loved it, and when we feel like “cheating,” we’d much rather order a beautiful gluten-free pizza with all the toppings.

That said, the sticky, spicy, garlicky sauce of Beef & Broccoli has been calling to us in recent days. We decided to give this Whole30-inspired beef and broccoli a go. It was a win; we ate it over cauliflower, “fried” rice for a veggie-filled meal. You’ll notice we used frozen broccoli; as if you needed even more incentive to use a slow cooker, there’s no need to defrost. Just dump it in!

5 Resources to Encourage Your Students to Pursue Higher Education

5 Resources to Encourage Your Students to Pursue Higher Education

Today is College Signing Day, the day we celebrate high school seniors across the country who have chosen to take control of their future and commit to higher education.

College Signing Day is a now an annual tradition thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative. So how can you encourage your students to reach higher? Here are five resources you can use to support your students as they take charge of their future and pursue their education.

  1. American College Application Campaign

How to Analyze a Poem in 6 Steps

How to analyze a poem in 6 steps

Happy last week of National Poetry Month! We’re kicking things off this Monday with a few tips for helping your students unpack all that poetry has to offer. Check out these six ways to analyze a poem.

Step One: Read

Have your students read the poem once to themselves and then aloud, all the way through, at LEAST twice. Feel free to play a recording of the poem or show a video of someone reading the poem, too.

Weekend Sales: 10 Deals for Earth Day

weekend sales

Happy Earth Day, y’all! Today’s the day we celebrate our awesome planet and ensure it’s taken care of for future generations and beyond. Check out these deals in honor of this special day and don’t forget to do your part to protect our planet!

Trees for the Earth:  $1 for one tree to help reverse climate change and help impoverished communities.

The Shelving Store: Save 15% with coupon code EARTH15 through April 25.

Amazon: Save 20% on the Can Ram aluminum can crusher for a limited time.

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