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Brought to you by Teach For America, TeacherPop provides real talk, tips, and activities that teachers can use in the classroom. Writers offer advice for all of the challenges new teachers face, sharing everything from difficult reflections on their darkest days to quick tips for sprucing up their classrooms and their lives.

Weekend Sales: 12 Deals and Discounts for Teachers

12 Weekend Sales

People! Today is the last Friday of August, whaaaaat? That is just ridiculous. I guess we’ll have to put on our big-girl pants and face the music…Wait, you don’t have any presentable pants? You’ve been hanging out in shorts and mini-dresses all summer, and your only pants are wadded up in a ball at the back of your closet? We got you: stellar deals on pants and more await in this week’s deals.

Amazon: 75% off affordable and portable Bluetooth speakers and 20% new fall shoes with code NEW4FALL.

Weekend Sales: 14 Deals and Discounts for Teachers

Weekly Sales: 14 Deals & Discounts

TeacherPop is feeling a little wistful this weekend. On Friday, we detected a hint of fall in the air, and we’re already missing that time it was sweltering and unapologetically summer (Thursday). On the plus side, fall means some pretty amazing things like sweaters, amazing apples, fall foliage, and corn mazes (if you’re into that sort of thing). To celebrate fall peeking its head around the corner, here are a few cracking deals just for you.

4 Free Apps for the Classroom

4 Free iPad Apps for Back-to-School

This guest post was contributed by the folks at Chalkup, a free, next-generation learning management system for happy, connected classrooms.

We’re really into ed-tech–especially when it takes classroom learning to the next level, allowing students and teachers to take on projects they just couldn’t do with pencil and paper alone.

This is our standard for what makes a piece of educational technology awesome: is this something that offers a new experience for classes? Are students learning, doing, seeing, feeling, or creating something that they could not otherwise?

Quick Tip: First Day of School Seating Assignments

Quick Tip: First Day of School Seating Assignments--On the first day of school, it's important to assign seats in order to break up social circles and have more of a leadership role in the eyes of students. Also, assigned seating is crucial to learning student names.

This week we’re going Back to School. Check out this quick tip from Adam Geller about establishing seating assignments on the first day of school.

During the course of the year, because I often change my physical seating arrangements, I don’t worry too much about where my students sit. Some students have assigned seats, but most just find a place that works for them.

On the first day of school, however, I think it’s important to assign seats in order to break up social circles and have more of a leadership role in the eyes of students. Also, for me, assigned seating is crucial to learning student names.

Weekend Sales: 13 Deals and Discounts for Teachers

Weekend Sales: 13 Deals & Discounts for Teachers  With back-to-school sales in full effect, you have deals coming out of your ears, but we wouldn’t miss the chance to help you score some stylish duds (or cheap eats!) all for you (no classroom required). Take a look!

Happy Friday, TeacherPoppers! We are beyond excited for a sunny summer weekend, and even if you’re just wrapping up your first week of school, we hope you can take some time to chillax. With back-to-school sales in full effect, you have deals coming out of your ears, but we wouldn’t miss the chance to help you score some stylish duds (or cheap eats!) all for you (no classroom required). Take a look!

American Apparel: 30% off backpacks with code BPACK through August 9.

Yoox: Extra 80% off clearance items.

55+ Back-to-School Deals and Discounts for Teachers

 55+ Back to School Deals and Discounts -- Happy back-to-school season, teachers! TeacherPop is getting pumped for the new school year, and we thought we’d kick things off with an epic list of deals and discounts. Back-to-school shopping isn’t as predictable as it used to be. A few of our favorite retailers and school suppliers roll out the savings throughout the summer, and some of the best bargains pop up after school starts in September.

Happy back-to-school season, teachers! TeacherPop is getting pumped for the new school year, and we thought we’d kick things off with an updated, still-epic list of deals and discounts for teachers. Back-to-school shopping isn’t as predictable as it used to be. A few of our favorite retailers and school suppliers roll out the savings throughout the summer, and some of the best bargains pop up in September. Eek! Who can keep track? (Ahem…TeacherPop, y’all!)

TeacherPop on the Road: 10 Self-Care Techniques for Teachers

10 Self-Care Techniques for Teachers Speaking of back-to-school, are you looking for ways to improve your self-care this year? As noted on TeacherPop yesterday, compassion fatigue is real, and the only way to combat it is with a deliberate self-care plan. Remember that “self-care is not a selfish act.” Here are  10 tips to combat burnout and promote positive health and wellbeing.

Nashville is amazing, y’all! TeacherPop wants to move our HQ down here for good. If you need us, we’ll be shopping for cowboy boots…JK! We’d never leave you hanging, dear readers.

We’ve had an action-packed day of content sessions at the Teach For America Corps Member Summit, and as many of you prep to start a new school year, we’re beyond excited to share what we’ve learned.

TeacherPop on the Road: Promoting Self-Care for Educators

Promoting Self-Care for Educators

Earlier this week, a veteran teacher provided some incredible advice for enthusiastic new teachers who often dive headfirst into their new roles without looking after their own needs, too. The result? Sadly burnout and compassion fatigue are real challenges for new teachers, especially those working with children who’ve experienced traumatic stress in their lives.

TeacherPop mental health expert Janna Miller turns to mindfulness to help quiet the mind and boost healthy habits. Mindfulness, or the act being with your thoughts as they are, has far-reaching benefits: