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TeacherPop Is Taking a Break


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.”

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.

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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.

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DonorsChoose Pick: Help Empower Students in Brooklyn Through Technology

Teach For America alum Leigh Conner (Los Angeles ’10) believes technology can empower her middle school students at Unity Preparatory Charter School in Brooklyn to live fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives. But for her kids to succeed, they need to experience the same technology in middle school that they’ll soon encounter in high school, college, and the world beyond.

“My students are eager to learn the latest technology and keep up with their peers from more affluent schools,” Ms. Conner says. “But the vast majority of my students do not have access to computers or Internet at home and only get to use what is available in the school.”

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6 Teacher Reads to Start Your Week

Happy Monday, y’all! If you’re looking for a few teacher reads to expand your horizons this week, TeacherPop has you covered. From show-and-tell to a school district’s desegregation efforts, we’ve compiled all the top teaching-related news from the last two weeks. Check out these seven teacher reads to start your week!

In this Mississippi school district, desegregation efforts are finally moving forward, decades after the Brown v. Board of Education decision.

“They’re excited to walk in and be able to show other students what they know.” Teachers in rural areas are engaging students with maker spaces.

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