Weekend Sales: 10 Deals to Bid Farewell to Summer

Goodbye summer, hello fall! As we head into the the last official weekend of summer, TeacherPop couldn’t be more excited for what’s in store for the change of season. Though you’re still probably rocking shorts and tees on the weekend, it’s never too early to start shopping for those cozy sweaters and wool socks to keep you warm when the temp drops. Check out these deals to bid summer a final farewell and welcome fall in style!

H&M: Save up to 60% on sale styles for a limited time.

By |September 16th, 2016|General Pop|0 Comments|

8 Ways to Check for Student Understanding

8 Ways to Check for Student Understanding

Compelling explanations on complicated topics may result in some engaged, nodding heads from your students, but overall class comprehension can sometimes be difficult to measure. There are several ways to be assured your students are understanding the information you’re delivering. (And they don’t require any mind reading—just a bit of time and extra planning!)

Try these eight strategies to check for understanding during your next lesson.

Interactive notebooks

By |September 16th, 2016|General Pop, Teaching Tips|0 Comments|

Advice to TFA Corps Members During Their First Year in the Classroom

Lindsey Bailey (Hawai’i ‘12) teaches 3rd grade at Makakilo Elementary School in Makakilo on Oahu.

Calling all new Teach For America corps members! At the start of a new school year, we salute thousands of you as you mark the beginning of an unforgettable experience making a difference in the lives of children. In that spirit, we took to Facebook and Instagram to ask TFA alumni what advice they have for new corps members during their first year in the classroom. Here is a collection of some of our favorite words of wisdom.

On Building Relationships

By |September 15th, 2016|General Pop, Your Best Self|0 Comments|

4 Ways New Teachers Can Calm Their Nerves

For new teachers there are normal first-day jitters, and there are more persistent jitters that tag along on your morning commute for the first few weeks or months of the school year. By now, you’ve survived your first day of teaching. But as a new teacher, you still might be facing a few common anxieties that need a good, old-fashioned kick to the curb.

No matter what’s at the root of your newbie jitters, TeacherPop has a few sound tactics to put them in their place. Check out these four ways new teachers can calm their school-day nerves.

By |September 14th, 2016|General Pop, Teaching Tips|0 Comments|

DonorsChoose Pick: Help Give Students in the Bronx an Artistic Edge

The students at KIPP NYC College Prep High School enjoy a strong music program at their school in the Bronx. And for Teach For America alum Christy Coiro (New York ’10), developing an equally-matched visual arts program for her students—with an Advanced Placement Studio Art class offering for seniors—is a top priority.

“Not only are these students incredibly creative, curious, talented, and hardworking, but they are genuinely kind individuals,” says Ms. Coiro. “The goal of providing them an AP Studio Art is to give them the opportunity to take a rigorous, college-level art class that gets them thinking at a higher level, and also gives them the potential to earn college credits while still in high school!”

By |September 14th, 2016|General Pop, Your Best Self|0 Comments|

How to Engage Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP)

How to Engage Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP)

Over the summer, I had the opportunity to facilitate the training of more than 40 new teachers preparing to enter the profession. My role in their development was to facilitate training in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Much of what we investigated over the summer allowed us to engage the concept of culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP). So, naturally, one of the questions a teacher posed to me was: how do I do CRP?

Facebook Live With Sarah Brown Wessling: New Teachers Edition

Happy Monday, new teachers! By now you’re all settled into your classroom and focused on helping your kids achieve educational success. But, as you find yourselves in the early stages of this exciting journey, you probably have a lot of unanswered questions.

Well, you’re in luck! Teacher2Teacher, a community of teachers out to “solve the big problems that no one can solve alone,” has organized an awesome event for new teachers to ask those important questions and receive the support they need.

By |September 12th, 2016|General Pop, Teaching Tips|0 Comments|

Weekend Sales: 10 Deals for a Fun, Stylish Fall

The first day of fall is a little less than two weeks away. And with the change of seasons comes the perfect opportunity to restock your closest with some fresh threads! Whether you’re on the hunt for some new jeans, a cozy sweater, or a slick pair of kicks, check out these 10 deals for a fun, stylish fall!

Skechers: Save 20% on purchases of $50 or more—plus free shipping—with coupon code SUMMER20 through September 24th.

Ann Taylor: Take 30% off full-price tops through Sunday.

By |September 9th, 2016|General Pop|0 Comments|