TeacherPop has some good news and some bad news. Good news? Today is Friday! Bad news? It’s the start of the last weekend of July (sob). That means back-to-school days are almost here again. Why so short, summer? Every year, you trick us into thinking we have all the time in the world to tackle our summer bucket list, we blink, and it’s Labor Day. Ah, such is life, like sands through the hourglass. Let’s bury our pre-nostalgia for summer with a few stellar bargains, shall we?
If you’re like TeacherPop, you’re singing all kinds of “TGIF” today. The dog days of summer are heating up, and this week, we’ve been busy honing our skills, networking, and becoming superstars in the classroom and beyond. You know, just a typical summer “break.” One thing we’d never hit the break for is our trusty list of weekend sales. See what’s cooking.
Corner Bakery Café: Free breakfast sandwich at various locations in GA, IL, TX, and UT.
Cheesecake Factory: Celebrate National Cheesecake Day on July 29-30 with 50% off any slice of cheesecake.
Today we’re revisiting some sound classroom management advice adapted from a piece by Teach For America alum Sara Kock. Check out Sara’s five tried-and-true behavior systems and the positives and negatives associated with each tracker.
These trackers are incentive based and work with a school’s incentive system that gives SOAR dollars for positive choices, academic achievement, and attendance. SOAR stands for Show Responsibility, Overcome Obstacles, Act Courteous, Respect Yourself and Others. Students can use the SOAR dollars to buy things, from stickers to skateboards, at the school store.
Looking for creative ways to group your elementary students for class activities? The following post is adapted from a list of strategies developed by Teach For America alum and staff member Alice Chen. It includes fun ways of grouping children, or asking them to contribute to a class discussion, to introduce a new activity or break up long periods of work with some movement.
1. Picture and Word Jigsaws
Are you suffering from a hangover after last weekend’s salesapocalypse? We sympathize, but it’s time to get back up on that horse. Because the party never ends, but the deals sure do. So we’re coming at you with a whole slew of extra juicy wallet savers, so get thee clicking before these discounts are done.
Ticketmaster: 25% off when you buy 4 tickets. Discount ends Sunday.
Nordstrom Rack: 60% off Converse sneakers.
ASOS: Up to 50% off.
Kohl’s: 30% off with code SUNTAN30. Ends July 19.
During teachers’ famously busy and time-strapped workdays, healthy habits often succumb to one more lesson plan or late-night grading session. Logically, you all know that a well-rounded diet and regular exercise will help you feel better physically and emotionally—not to mention improve your ability to lead a classroom—but sometimes healthy choices aren’t practical or affordable.
That’s about to change; Thrive Market is making it easy.
TeacherPop is getting a jump on celebrating America’s bday, but before we sign off, we want to make sure you have all the deals you can handle. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a shop that isn’t having some kind of epic sale this weekend. But we’ve sifted out the best of the bunch below.
Clothing & Accessories
Fresh Produce Clothes: An extra 30% off sale items.
Banana Republic Factory: 50% off entire store with code BRFSVU through Sunday.
Anthroplogie: An extra 20% off sale items with code SALEAWAY.