Weekend Sales: 10 Memorial Day Deals to Kick Off Summer

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It’s officially the unofficial start of summer, y’all! Whether you’re lounging poolside this Memorial Day, or grilling out with friends and family, this holiday weekend will be the perfect warm up to all that lies ahead. And what kind of holiday weekend would it be without awesome deals? Don’t worry—TeacherPop has you covered! Check out these amazing Memorial Day deals and kick off summer in style!

Amazon: Take up to 60% off select shoes, handbags, and apparel for a limited time.

J.Crew: Save 30% on your entire purchase with coupon code WEEKEND through Tuesday.

By |May 27th, 2016|General Pop|0 Comments|

Timing is Everything: Incorporating Humor in the Classroom

When it comes to being an effective teacher, humor is a good tool to have at your disposal. A funny quip or a light-hearted joke can make all the difference in keeping—or regaining—the attention of your class during a lengthy lesson. And there’s nothing like sharing a few laughs with your students to help develop a trusting bond.

DonorsChoose Pick: Help Make Inclusive Education a Reality

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“There is no typical day in my classroom,” says Teach For America alum Jenny Bard. “We are always exploring the world around us through the lens of autism.”

Ms. Bard exclusively teaches students with autism at Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, Washington. Her goal is to offer her students as much access to general education content as possible.

“I consider my job to make school a fun and engaging place for them to be—and to help them adjust to their environment as best they can,” Ms. Bard says. “Many of my students have sensory sensitivity and need access to assistive technology to make the vision of an inclusive education a reality.”

Teach. Eat. Repeat. Recipe: Eggs in a Nest

Nestling eggs inside a bell pepper is one more easy and versatile twist on eggs in a nest. Eat one of these guys over a breakfast salad, on top of zoodles, or our personal favorite, as a layer of a juicy burger! These babies will take your average Whole 30-burger and kick it up a notch! Try it out and let us know what you think!

What You need

  • 1 bell pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee
  • Your favorite spice combination (We toss ours in Flavor God Everything Seasoning.)

Weekend Sales: 10 Fun-in-the Sun Deals for Summer

It’s never too early to start prepping for summer and imagining all the amazing things you’ll be able to do once school lets out. Whether a beach vacation, camping trip, or a few afternoon picnics are on your agenda this summer, you’ll want to take them on in style. Check out these awesome fun-in-the-sun deals to start the season off right!

J.Crew: Save 25% on purchases with coupon code SUMMER through midnight.

LOFT: Take an extra 40% off sale styles for a limited time.

By |May 20th, 2016|General Pop|0 Comments|

3 Ways to Sustain a Culture of Positivity in the Classroom

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Teachers are some of the most positive people in the world—they have to be if they want to be an encouraging force in young people’s lives. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that a teacher’s attitude will fuel his or her students’ positive actions and be the foundation for creating a culture of positivity in the classroom.

Sometimes that culture isn’t easy to maintain, especially at the end of the school year. With summer vacation in sight, the anticipation of what’s to come may derail your intentions.

GoFundMe Pick: Teaching 21st-Century Skills in LA

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In order to provide her students at West Adams Preparatory High School in Los Angeles with the 21-century skills necessary for success, first year Teach For America corps member Tanya Pacheco-Kachirisky (Los Angeles ’15) has decided to create a “mini-Chromebook lab” in her classroom. By integrating technology into the classroom, Ms. Pacheco-Kachirisky believes she’ll best prepare her students for college and beyond.

4 Ways to Launch a Computer Science Curriculum

4 Ways to Launch a Computer Science Curriculum

In a world that’s constantly changing, the realm of education is changing with it. In light of Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative, CS is a hot topic for educators in the U.S. and few are taking it on at the same pace.

Whether you’re blazing the trail in your community or just starting to think about introducing a computer science curriculum to your school, here are four easy ways CS education can get a start and live in your classroom.

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