Weekend Sales: 10 Deals to Beat the Heat This Summer

We’re in the thick of summer, y’all! And by now you’re probably looking for ways to cool down and escape the July heat. Well, TeacherPop has hit the web to find some of the coolest deals around for you to rest easy and beat the heat this summer—in style, of course!

Levi’s: Save an extra 50% on sale styles with coupon code SUMMER50 for a limited time.

J.Crew: Save up to 60% on final sale styles with coupon code SALETIME through Sunday.

By |July 8th, 2016|General Pop|0 Comments|

3 Ways to Integrate Games Into Your Classroom

Most teachers love playing games just as much as their students. The competition, team-building, and fun that playing a game elicits can complement planned lessons and create a classroom culture that fosters creativity in learning.

Incorporating games or gaming elements in your lesson plans—think point scoring and role playing—or tailoring popular, established games to your curriculum, is also a great way to engage your students and capture their attention. Check out these ways to integrate games into your classroom while maximizing the benefits of the games you choose to play!

DonorsChoose Pick: Help Students in Chicago Reach Their Full Potential

Teach For America alum Kathleen Sweet (Chicago–Northwest Indiana ’08) aims to help her students at Noble Street Charter School in Chicago reach their maximum potential.

“They want to be successful and they work hard in the face of so many obstacles to get there,” Ms. Sweet says of her students. “They live in a dangerous city where they are fighting to graduate college to access a life rich with options.”

How to Accept an Apology From a Student

As a teacher, accepting an apology from a student isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Some apologies may be totally unwarranted and even take you by surprise, while others you await patiently, hoping your students exhibit a keen awareness to seek forgiveness unprompted.

Depending on the gravity of the situation, the acceptance of an apology can be as simple as a quick, genuine acknowledgement or more complex if the circumstances warrant. But no matter the context, TeacherPop recommends keeping these three tips in mind when you find yourself on the receiving end of an apology from a student.

Weekend Sales: 10 Deals to Celebrate the Fourth of July

Fireworks will definitely be in the air this holiday weekend! But before you head out to the backyard barbecue and fireworks display, check out these awesome deals in celebration of America’s birthday!

LOFT: Save 50% off everything with coupon code JULY4TH for a limited time.

Ann Taylor: Save 40% on full-price styles with coupon code JULY40 through Monday.

Madewell: Take an extra 20% off sale styles with coupon code META20 through Monday.

Old Navy: Save up to 60% on everything for a limited time.

By |July 1st, 2016|General Pop|0 Comments|

5 Ways to Unwind From Teaching

As a teacher, being able to unwind from school is very important. Letting go and disconnecting from the classroom during the summer—and for a few hours each day during the school year—will keep you on top your game when you return to the classroom. (We know a little “me time” goes a long way when you’re a teacher.)

TeacherPop also understands that finding the time and effective ways to disconnect from the classroom can sometimes be challenging. But don’t worry, we’ve come up with a few awesome strategies to unwind from teaching. Check them out below!

DonorsChoose Pick: Help Welcome Students to Middle School in Oklahoma

Teach For America corps member Mariah Johnson (Oklahoma City ’14) believes her incoming sixth graders at Rogers Middle School in Spencer, Oklahoma, deserve the best welcome possible.

“Our goal as the sixth-grade team is to prepare our students for their secondary years of schooling,” she says. “By providing the necessary organizational tools to all students in sixth-grade academy, we give our incoming scholars a head start to success.”

Teach.Eat.Repeat. Recipe: Our Favorite Summer Seasonings

Summer is the perfect time for enjoying the outdoors, which means loading up the grill. Below are some of our favorite grilling seasonings—perfect for meat, fish, and veggies. We make these and store them in Tupperware for easy use!

“Sante Fe Special”

This seasoning tastes amazing on meats, and is perfect for taco night or elevating your burgers.

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt