Weekend Sales: Top 10 Deals for Teachers

working on laptopJust because Spring Break is a distant memory, and summer feels miles and millions of tests away, doesn’t mean you should stop dreaming of freebies and the comfort they can provide. That’s why we’re here, teachers. We make your daydreams a reality. Take a look at this week’s deals, and tell us you don’t feel better just knowing that free stuff and excellent deals are out there, happily offering themselves up to you and everyone you know.

By |April 17th, 2015|General Pop|0 Comments|

How to Create a Student-Driven Top 10 List of Classroom Expectations

How to Create a Student-Driven Top 10 List of Classroom Expectations

Most teachers would agree that creating a classroom culture in which students are empowered to follow the rules and eager to work together as a team is a win-win for everyone. One way to achieve this happy synergy is to implement a top 10 expectations and rewards system, developed and created by your students. Learn more about how to get your students invested in creating an efficient, focused classroom.

This post was adapted from a longer article titled “Implementing a Top 10 Expectations System” by Adam Brumer.

Top 14 Pinterest Picks for Earth Day

Earth DayIsn’t Earth the BEST? Our lovely planet has hosted billions of years of life and its rotation around the sun is always on point. It rarely complains, even when its party guests are super rude and don’t clean up after themselves.

TeacherPop bows down to Earth’s many selfless qualities every day, but we’re going the extra mile on April 22 for Earth Day. In our search for great ways to celebrate Earth Day in the classroom, we turned to our bestie/online bulletin board: Pinterest. Check out our top 14 Pinterest picks for Earth Day activities in the classroom.

By |April 16th, 2015|DIY, General Pop|0 Comments|

5 Ways to Build Little Citizens

5 ways to build little citizens

Every day on my way to work, I pass a billboard that reads, “Sink or Swim Isn’t a Teaching Philosophy.” If I had seen this billboard before I started teaching, I would have screamed a confident, deafening “DUH!” But eight months in, it’s not an easy task. The billboard serves as a daily reminder that prompts me to question my own teaching philosophy. Am I letting my students sink, or am I teaching them how to swim?

DonorsChoose.org Pick: Exploring the World Through Books

children's library books

The students in Ms. Elvir’s English class at Annie Webb Blanton Elementary School in Dallas love to read. They are exceedingly curious about the world around them and motivated to improve their literacy skills. Nearly 70% of Ms. Elvir’s students are several years behind academically in English and Spanish, but they have read nearly every book in their school’s small library.

“My students are powerful and inquisitive little people who have a real thirst for knowledge,” says Ms. Elvir. “They want to explore the world, challenge beliefs, and make big (necessary) changes.”

By |April 15th, 2015|General Pop|0 Comments|

Brown Baggin’ It: Beefy Ratatouille

ratatouilleBrown Baggin’ It is our weekly food blog brought to you by TeachEatRepeat. Each week, these Brooklyn-based teachers present their favorite recipes for workday lunches.

Not nearly as time-intensive as the beautiful dish made in the animated film, but just as delicious, if not more so because you made it yourself. The addition of ground beef to the French country-side classic, makes this a hearty full-meal that will fill tummies and make everyone happy.

What You’ll Need

1 lb Grass-Fed Ground Beef

3 Tbsp Ghee

12 Reasons to Practice Mindfulness 

12 reasons to practice mindfulness

This is the second in a series of three posts devoted to the topic of mindfulness. Read part I here.

In my last post, I defined the concept of mindfulness. In short, mindfulness is the nonjudgmental acceptance of experiences in the present moment. The practice of mindfulness has gained a lot of attention, and research has found that mindfulness leads to a plethora of benefits. Below is a list of many of these benefits along with links to find out more about each.

Motivation Monday: Essential

There is no profession more essential than that of an educator.