Weekend Sales: 10 Deals to Make Valentine’s Day Extra Special

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This weekend might be all about football (and Teach For America’s 25th anniversary, y’all)—but next weekend, love is in the air! Whether you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day cuddling on the couch watching movies, or heading out for a night on the town with a special someone, TeacherPop has found some amazing deals to celebrate all the romance that may be in store.

Pro Flowers: Save 20% off orders over $39 with coupon code PSB2039.

Petco: Save up to 40% Leaps & Bounds dog and cat toys for a limited time.

By |February 5th, 2016|General Pop, Take a Break|0 Comments|

4 Resources for Teaching “Special Areas”

4 Resources for Teaching Special Areas

Teacher is a job title that just skims the surface when it comes to a day in the life of an educator. One minute you deliver a lesson, the next you transform into a comedian, cracking a joke to engage students with your lesson plan and content. As the day goes on, you assume the roles of cheerleader, nurse, editor, scientist, poet, and reporter, among others.

GoFundMe: Send Students from Chicago’s Southside to Costa Rica

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Members of the Global Justice Project, an after school club at Gary Comer College Prep in Chicago’s Southside, are passionate about the historical and contemporary social issues facing Latin America. With the help of their teacher, Teach For America alumna Ife Hampton, they plan to heighten this awareness with a summer volunteer trip to Costa Rica.

“Going to Costa Rica will be an amazing opportunity for students to travel outside of their comfort zones and gain real life experiences,” Ms. Hampton says. “Many members of the GJP have never had the opportunity to travel outside of the country.”

By |February 3rd, 2016|General Pop|0 Comments|

Teach. Eat. Repeat. Recipe: Grain-Free Tabouleh

Recipe: Grain-Free Tabouleh

When TeachEatRepeat was living and working in New Orleans, we lived down the street from an amazing Lebanese restaurant. Their tabouleh was out of this world, packed with flavor, but full of gluten. Every once in awhile we crave that tabouleh with an unbelievable force, but nothing has come close to satisfying…until now. This grain-free tabouleh is lemony, minty, and fresh; plus, it has an extra serving of vegetables from the cauliflower…Eat up!

What You Need:

  • 1 bag of Trader Joe’s cauliflower rice, or 1 head of raw cauliflower, “riced” in a food processor

How I Hid My ADHD and Lost a Teachable Moment

How I Hid My ADHD and Lost a Teachable Moment

After being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the second grade, I learned the hard way what it meant to share that piece of my identity with others. It meant constant, unsolicited opinions on the moral and medical wisdom of my Ritalin prescription. It meant starkly lower expectations for my academic work and my future. It meant people were surprised when I excelled academically, and that I worked twice as hard out of the fear that others saw me as incompetent.

Weekend Sales: 10 Deals to Revamp Your Home and Wardrobe

Weekend Sales: 10 Deals to Revamp Your Home and Wardrobe

When it’s warm and sunny you don’t want to be stuck inside—you want to be outside!—so there’s no better time than now to start revamping your home and wardrobe in time for spring and summer. Luckily, TeacherPop has found some awesome deals to help you knock out any home and style updates before those first spring blooms tempt you.

Best Buy: Save 25% on select appliances for a limited time.

Barnes & Noble: Good Housekeeping 400 Heart Healthy Recipes & Tips cookbook only $9.99 with purchase of any item until March 1.

By |January 29th, 2016|General Pop, Take a Break|0 Comments|

The Pros and Cons of 3 Common Classroom Seating Arrangements

Pros and Cons of Classroom Seating Arrangements

Whether your students are organized in rows, clusters, pods, pairs or in a semi-circle, the seating arrangement you choose for your classroom will have a considerable effect on the classroom dynamic.

With the start of the new term, some teachers might decide to forego traditional rows and try something innovative to engage their class when it comes to seating. The new arrangement may provide opportunities for better classroom management, but not without some obstacles.

Check out these three common classroom seating arrangements and some of the advantages and disadvantages of each.

By |January 28th, 2016|General Pop, Teaching Tips|1 Comment|

7 Affordable Items to Sport on Super Bowl Sunday

7 Affordable Items for Super Bowl Sunday

Is this year’s Super Bowl lineup leaving you cold? Even if your favorite team didn’t make the cut (or you couldn’t care less about football), Super Bowl Sunday is a great day to get together with friends, enjoy some greasy finger foods, and yell at the TV when things get heavy.

As it so happens, this year’s Super Bowl falls on the last day (Feb. 7) of Teach For America’s 25th anniversary. Meaning? The party never ends, my friends. You can go straight from TFA’s big bash in Washington, DC (or from tuning in via livestream, hint hint) to your Super Bowl party, and no one will mind you’re so full of Team TFA spirit since errbody will be rooting maniacally for somebody.