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Happy Friday, dear readers! Starting next week, TeacherPop is taking a break to do a little housekeeping and update our platform. We look forward to continuing to bring you all the teacher tips and tools you can use inside and outside the classroom. In the meantime, check out some of our favorite posts from the archives below, and see you soon!

Science Says Your Classroom Needs More Dance Parties

18 Goal-Driven Classroom Phrases

11 Myths About Teaching That We’re Still Busting

7 Tips for Managing Your Classroom Like a Boss

Weekend Sales: 10 Deals to Relax and Recharge in Style

Happy Friday, y’all! Whether you’re hitting the road this weekend for a quick adventure or plan to unwind by sticking close to home, TeacherPop has found these awesome deals to help you relax and recharge in style!

Nordstrom Rack: Take up to 75% off sale styles for a limited time.

LOFT: Save 30% on spring trends for a limited time.

J.Crew: Save 30% on your purchase with coupon code LOTSTOSHOP through Sunday.

Old Navy: Save up to 50% on all dresses, accessories, and shoes for a limited time.

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DonorsChoose Pick: Help Students Store and Transfer Their Work

Teach For America alum Samantha Corvino (Chicago-Northwest Indiana ’10) believes technology will serve as a gateway to future success for her students at Pritzker College Prep in Chicago. But first they need access to it.

“Without technology, most students don’t make it through the four years to get their college degree,” Ms. Corvino says. “It’s surprising how many students struggle in college due to lack of technology resources.”

How to Teach Respect in the Classroom

How to Teach Respect in the Classroom

One of the rules in my third grade classroom is respect your school, classmates, and others. When I introduce this concept in the beginning of the school year, I do not simply state the rule and then expect my students to follow through automatically. There is work between introducing the rule of respect in my classroom and actually seeing students demonstrate that respect.

When it comes to classroom management, I always say never assume. Never assume that your students know what you mean when you say, “show respect.” You must always be clear and specific.

7 Teacher Reads for the Weekend

Happy Friday, y’all! TeacherPop knows it’s a big weekend for all you college basketball fans out there, but there’s plenty of time to catch up on all the latest teaching-related news before tip-off. From world maps to March Mammal Madness, we’ve scoured the web for the most interesting stories for teachers to read before, or after, the big game. Check out these seven teacher reads for the weekend!

There’s good reason kids can’t sit still in class—it goes against human nature. The New York Times reports on how incorporating a few movement-based activities into the school day can benefit students.

By |March 31st, 2017|General Pop|Comments Off on 7 Teacher Reads for the Weekend|

Happy National Reading Awareness Month

When you think of childhood, a few household characters might ring a bell: Dr. Seuss’s Cat in a Hat, Rainbow Fish, and that mouse that wanted a cookie. As a primary classroom teacher, my job is to instill literacy in young minds and to expose children to diverse texts. The ultimate goal? To turn them into life-long learners.

Unfortunately, the reality of education is that these texts do not always make it into the classroom. For many of my students attending a Title I school, these texts do not always make it into their homes either. A need and a love of literacy is not being met for our youngest and most at-risk learners.

By |March 29th, 2017|General Pop, Teaching Tips|Comments Off on Happy National Reading Awareness Month|

On Teaching the Lessons of African-American Leaders

On Teaching Black History All Year Long

On the heels of Black History Month, Teach For America corps member Porshia Hall (Alabama ’15) shares how she infuses Black history lessons into her classroom all year long.

Q: How did your interest in social justice inspire you to teach?

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Weekend Sales: 10 Deals to Kick Off Spring in Style

Happy spring, y’all! Now that winter is officially behind us, there’s no better time to dig out that warm weather wear and head outside. But if you’re first looking to make a few stylish additions to your spring wardrobe, TeacherPop has found some awesome deals to help bring new life to your closet. Check out these 10 deals to kick off spring in style!

J.Crew: Save 30% on your purchase with coupon code HAPPYSPRING through Sunday.

Anthropologie: Take an extra 25% off sale items for a limited time.

By |March 24th, 2017|General Pop|Comments Off on Weekend Sales: 10 Deals to Kick Off Spring in Style|