DonorsChoose Pick: Help Students in Berkeley Immerse Themselves in History

Teach For America alum Stefanie Wissmann (New York ’04) teaches a group of curious and energetic fourth graders at Cragmont Elementary School in Berkeley, California.

“They love learning more about themselves, each other, and the world,” Ms. Wissman says. “They are definitely voracious readers and enjoy learning about history.”

So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that her students also love to go on field trips to complement what they’re learning in the classroom—especially when it comes to Native Americans, European explorers, and the Gold Rush.

By |February 15th, 2017|General Pop, Your Stories|Comments Off on DonorsChoose Pick: Help Students in Berkeley Immerse Themselves in History|

Weekend Sales: 10 Deals for a Sweet and Stylish Valentine’s Day

Happy Friday, y’all! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you know TeacherPop has scoured the web in search of the sweetest, most romantic, and of course, stylish deals from some of our favorite retailers. Check out these 10 deals to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style!

J.Crew: Save 25% on your purchase—or 30% if you spend $150 or more—with coupon code HEARTYOU through Monday.

Gap: Take 40% off women’s and men’s styles with coupon code FORYOU through Sunday.

LOFT: Save 40% on select styles for a limited time.

By |February 10th, 2017|General Pop|Comments Off on Weekend Sales: 10 Deals for a Sweet and Stylish Valentine’s Day|

3 Awesome Funding Opportunities for Teachers

Are you looking to start a new after-school science club or supply your class with Chromebooks? Well, thanks to our friends at DonorsChoose.org, it’s never been easier to raise funds to support your classroom and give your students everything they need for success. Check out these three awesome funding opportunities for teachers from DonorsChoose and kick off your project today!

Science Everywhere Innovation Challenge

By |February 9th, 2017|General Pop|Comments Off on 3 Awesome Funding Opportunities for Teachers|

9 Teacher Reads for the Weekend

We know it’s going to be a super weekend for all you football fans out there. But if you’re looking to catch up on all the best teaching-related reads before Sunday’s big game, TeacherPop has a few suggestions for your reading list. Check out these nine teacher reads to kick off Super Bowl weekend!

“In terms of diversity, geography is just as important as racial and ethnic.” The New York Times reports on how colleges and universities are encouraging students from rural areas of the U.S. to consider higher education.

By |February 3rd, 2017|General Pop|Comments Off on 9 Teacher Reads for the Weekend|

45 Books to Honor Black History Month in the Classroom

Wondering which books to introduce to your class to help your students learn more about the contributions and achievements of black Americans this Black History Month? Well, Teach For America alum Kelsey Uribe (Twin Cities ‘12) is here to help with an extensive list of books tailored for this special time of year!

Her list of titles below—featuring both word count and Lexile level—range from narrative free verse poetry to graphic novels so it’s easy for teachers to choose just the right books. Check out Kelsey’s list of 45 books to honor Black History Month in the classroom!

By |February 2nd, 2017|General Pop, Teaching Tips|Comments Off on 45 Books to Honor Black History Month in the Classroom|

DonorsChoose Pick: Help Students in Dallas Strengthen Their School Community

Teach For America alum Valeria Estrada (Dallas – Fort Worth ’14) is working hard to strengthen her school community and engage students with extracurricular activities. One way she’s doing so is by helping her kids at Nancy J. Cochran Elementary School in Dallas start a school newspaper to keep students, parents, and the community up to date on all the happenings on campus.

“Our students crave opportunities to use technology to create things and share them with their peers and parents,” Ms. Estrada says.

By |February 2nd, 2017|General Pop, Your Stories|Comments Off on DonorsChoose Pick: Help Students in Dallas Strengthen Their School Community|

Weekend Sales: 10 Deals for a Warm, Stylish Winter

Happy Friday, y’all! With winter comes cooler air, and that means one thing—layers! But as you piece together your outfits this winter you may find yourself lacking a few key elements. Whether your wardrobe’s missing a warm jacket or a hip pair of dress pants, TeacherPop is here to help. Check out these deals for a warm, stylish winter!

J.Crew: Take an extra 40% off final sale styles with coupon code GETSHOPPING through Monday.

Gap: Save 35% with coupon code QUICK until midnight.

Banana Republic: Save 40% on regular price items with coupon code BRSTYLE through Monday.

By |January 27th, 2017|General Pop|Comments Off on Weekend Sales: 10 Deals for a Warm, Stylish Winter|

DonorsChoose Pick: Help Math Students in Baltimore Achieve Success

Teach For America alum Julie Oxenhandler (Baltimore ’09) understands math is often a challenging subject for her students at Afya Public Charter Middle School 337 in Baltimore. It can cause stress and anxiety, she says, and sometimes students even develop a negative association with school in general, as a result.

“My students are curious, active, intelligent middle schoolers,” Ms. Oxenhandler says. “They ask a lot of questions, hold themselves to high standards, and want nothing more than to have a positive impact on their school and neighborhood.”

By |January 25th, 2017|General Pop, Your Stories|Comments Off on DonorsChoose Pick: Help Math Students in Baltimore Achieve Success|