7 Teacher Reads for the Weekend

Looking to kick back this weekend and catch up on some of the most interesting teaching-related articles making waves on the web? Well, TeacherPop has you covered! Check out our latest installment of the best teaching-related reads from the last two weeks.

Check out this episode of Fresh Air featuring journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, who discusses the reasons why she made the decision to send her daughter to the public school in her neighborhood. She also wrote about the experience for the New York Times Magazine, and her story was recently nominated for an Ellie award.

By |January 20th, 2017|General Pop|Comments Off on 7 Teacher Reads for the Weekend|

DonorsChoose Pick: Help Honor Diverse Cultures in Minnesota

Teach For America alum Kelsey Uribe (Twin Cities ’12) teaches a group of young readers at Hiawatha College Prep who are eager to discuss the books they are reading and reflect on how these stories connect to aspects of their own lives.

To further develop her students’ sense of identity through literature, Ms. Uribe is working hard to build a classroom library filled with a diverse set of books—with titles that will help her students understand multiple perspectives and allow them to see themselves in the stories they are reading. And in preparation for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, she’s hoping to add books that feature AAPI protagonists to the classroom’s collection.

By |January 18th, 2017|General Pop|Comments Off on DonorsChoose Pick: Help Honor Diverse Cultures in Minnesota|

Top 17 Pinterest Picks for Active Indoor Learning

Looking for some fun indoor activities to engage your students when the weather’s not cooperating? From classroom classics like Four Corners and Charades to Laundry Basket Skee-Ball, TeacherPop took to Pinterest to find some of the top indoor activities for the classroom. Check out these 17 Pinterest Picks to bring recess indoors this winter season.

  1. Target Golf

  1. Pass the Clap

  1. Make Your Own Play Snow

  1. Number Puzzles

  1. Baby It’s Cold Outside

  1. Laundry Basket Skee-Ball

By |January 17th, 2017|General Pop, Teaching Tips|Comments Off on Top 17 Pinterest Picks for Active Indoor Learning|

Weekend Sales: 10 Deals to Kick Off the New Year in Style

Whether you’re trying refresh your wardrobe with some new, stylish additions this new year—or just want to stay warm, cozy, and comfortable during the winter season—TeacherPop is here to help. Check out these awesome deals to kick off the new year in style!

J.Crew: Take up to 70% off original prices on final sale styles with coupon code SHOPNOW through Sunday.

LOFT: Save 40% on full-price styles—and an extra 60% on sale styles—for a limited time.

The Limited: Save 50% on sweaters for a limited time.

By |January 13th, 2017|General Pop|Comments Off on Weekend Sales: 10 Deals to Kick Off the New Year in Style|

DonorsChoose Pick: Help Students in Illinois Keep in Tune

As a music teacher, Teach For America alum Amber Kenis (Mississippi ’11) is sharing her own love for music with students at Simmons Middle School in Oak Lawn, Illinois. And in just four years—since the reintroduction of the music program after an eight-year hiatus—the school’s music program has grown from a small group of 10 students to more than 250.

“These students have set a solid foundation for the program so that it highlights some of the district’s best qualities,” Ms. Kenis says. “They are eager and excited to learn more about music. We just can’t keep them busy!!” (She admits this is a great problem to have, but not the only one they’re facing.)

By |January 12th, 2017|General Pop, Your Stories|Comments Off on DonorsChoose Pick: Help Students in Illinois Keep in Tune|

Top World History Resources for the Classroom

 Whether you’re looking to kick your lesson planning into high gear or just need a few extra fun factoids and anecdotes to cap off your world history curriculum this school year, TeacherPop has a few suggestions to make the history of the world even more interesting for your students. Check out these top world history resources to keep your students at the edge of their seats!

SHEG’s World History Lessons

By |January 11th, 2017|General Pop, Teaching Tips|Comments Off on Top World History Resources for the Classroom|

7 Teacher Reads for the Weekend

Happy Friday, y’all! As we warmly welcome the first Friday and full weekend of 2017, why not kick it off by cozying up with a few teaching-related reads? Check out these seven teacher reads to ring in the new year.

“I’ll see Joanie and Lisa at work, and recess becomes a band meeting, but then we start talking about our students and sharing notes about our students and really living the successes of each other’s students—and then we’re back at band practice again. They are so intertwined.” NPR talks to three elementary school teachers from southern California who have started a rock band.

By |January 6th, 2017|General Pop|Comments Off on 7 Teacher Reads for the Weekend|

Enter Today to Transform Your School’s Playground for Tomorrow

Thanks to the fine folks at Together Counts—a nationwide program inspiring active and healthy living—teachers have an amazing opportunity to win a brand new playground for their school!

Now through March 24th, you can enter the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $30,000 grant for your school’s wellness program in addition to an extreme makeover for your school’s outside play space. You can even enter every day up until the deadline to increase the odds your school is one of three lucky grand-prize winners. And three runner-up prizes of $5,000 are also up for grabs.

By |January 5th, 2017|General Pop|Comments Off on Enter Today to Transform Your School’s Playground for Tomorrow|