Respect will be the focus of this year’s class of teacher’s of the year. This important distinction comes from a rigorous selection process in each state, and the winners are celebrated at the White House in a ceremony. This year there was a special emphasis on these teachers visiting the Department of Education to discuss ways to elevate the teaching profession and ED’s RESPECT project. Read more
Square up is a system that allows anyone with an android or iOS device to accept credit card payments. This takes the expensive equipment and costly merchant accounts out of accepting credit cards. Read more
New teachers are looking for a way to get rid of the debt they have incurred while completing the mandatory coursework to be a certified teacher. New teachers are the lifeblood of a school, but most of them come to the school system bearing a lot of personal debt. Read more
There are all sorts of tasks that fall into the job duties of a classroom teacher. Obviously the teachers must teach their course content, but what are the other important duties that teachers must work to achieve? For me, the most important thing a teacher can do to help the classroom learning atmosphere is create a classroom community through understanding by using strong classroom management. When I first started teaching, I read a book by Harry Wong titled The First Days of School.
Will entrepreneur grad loans be forgiven? Small Business Administrator Karen Mills made her Twitter debut discussing grad loans with Secretary of education Arne Duncan yesterday and we let you know about the conversation last week! The Secretary made comments like “People should be bending over backwards to help students with loans.” Read more
The first ever Green Ribbon Schools were announced by the Department of Education on April 23, 2012. Green ribbon schools are institutions that have introduced changes that improve a school’s in environmental impact and costs with a mind toward improving student health. Some changes are in the areas of fitness or nutrition, while others are thinking about the community or creating food pantries. There are also schools that are using green products and constructing energy efficient homes. Read more
If you are looking for a new way to keep high ability learners engaged and organized, try Live Binders. This technology will help students to create a virtual 3-ring binder, a place to collect and store (using cloud technology) documents, links, PowerPoint presentations, images, videos and much more. Read more