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Pre-K Pen Pals

Hey! I am a teacher in Augusta, GA looking for a class that my class can be pen pals with for this upcoming school year. I have a Promethean board in my classroom and I'd like to use it to Skype/video chat another school/pre-k class. Hopefully, by being able to do this, my kids and the other class will get to learn about another culture/ area and learn more about similarities and differences. Write back if you're at all interested!!!

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Help! The 10th graders are tough

We finish our 10th grade exams in Nov( IGCSE). From the month of Jan, when they resume school again, we have designed vocational courses for them. But they are just not interested.At times feel like calling off these finishing school courses. What do i do?

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How do you handle days when you just don't want to teach?

How do you handle days when you just don't want to teach?

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GRASP Education

I have book titled G.R.A.S.P. Education about the character traits needed to assist in student success.  I see most teacher training is aimed at 'what' we should do for students and missing the 'who' we must be in offering our services, careers and talents.  Check it out on facebook groups and order a copy at graspeducation.com.  I hope to hear from you soon. 

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History/Social Studies Help

I need help. I am looking for a history/social studies resource that offers a quick glance at what happened in history each day of the year. I hope this makes sense! I look forward to hearing your great ideas!

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Films about teaching?

I am working on a project for pre-service teachers and I would love to know what movies about teaching have influenced you or are inspirational for you.

If you could tell me the title and why you like it I would really appreciate it!

Thanks!!!!!!!!!

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Teacher Appreciation Deals & Contests

I just found a great blog post with lost of fun contests for Teacher Appreciation week. http://www.survivingateacherssalary.com/2011/05/collection-of-teacher-appreciation.html New York & Co is also offering a 25% off discount to any teachers who show an ID this week. Share your Teacher Appreciation deals or contests!

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Middle School Actors

I'm looking for a resource that will help me integrate more drama/acting in my classroom. Does anyone have a resource or book recommendation that has short/appropriate skits for middle school students?

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Great!

Thanks for sharing this.

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Penpal classes

I was wondering if there were any 1st grade teachers out there that wanted to penpal with me and two other 1st grade teachers? We all have about 23 students, more boys than girls. We are in Maryland and willing to penpal with anyone anywhere, as long as English is the main language.

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teaching and educating

as teachers we often speak about educating students. Are teachers educators? When we teach are we educating? Can we teach without educating? Can students be educated without a teacher?

Cogland

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Whitewashing Huckleberry

A censored copy of Huckleberry Finn that replaces the N-word with "slave" is getting a lot of attention in the education community and beyond. The Huffington Post editorial (which mentions TeachHUB - woo woo) is one of several outcries against this level of censorship. Writer Hetert-Qebu Walters argues that completing ignoring this word's presence in the book and in history eliminates a teachable moment in classrooms: Walters writes: " The big deal is that even though many teachers use the word slave in class, the novel still used the offensive term. Confronting that word is important. That confrontation was difficult for me as a young black girl, but the book was set during difficult times and I understood that even more as I read the book because my teacher was there to help me." What do you think? Are you for or against this PC rewrite of classic literature? "

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Study Guides-Suggestions?

I wanted to get a feel for other teachers' policy on study guides for tests. What do you think the best approach is to making sure students are prepared for exams? Are study guide hand-outs cutting the students too much slack? Any feedback would be great!

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What do teachers wish for?

Currently there are less than 20 stores that provide teachers nationwide savings year around. Besides being a second grade teacher, I have started a new business that negotiates savings on teachers behalf. Please tell me who you wish would give savings year round and I'll pursue them on our behalf. In 2011, I resolve to negotiate 25 new EXCLUSIVE TEACHER DISCOUNTS. There is power in numbers, please post what you wish for!"

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