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In my previous teaching life, and by that I mean in my heinous first job, I was forced to work with a scripted curriculum that made me feel more like a robot than an actual professional.

 

Let me paint a picture for you.

Sometimes it seems like Mathematics and Language Arts teachers have it easy. Okay, I wouldn't actually say that one of them because I know how hard they work under the enormous pressure of standardized tests that many Science teachers like me do not have to face.

How many of you have a newspaper delivered to your school or classroom daily, weekly, monthly? With Doodlebuzz, you can...

What is the real danger of swine flu?

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but EVERYONE is freaking out about the swine flu. It seems like a good time to share some basics about the illness and some ways you can deal with the swine flu (and the resulting...

As a middle school science teacher, I am blessed with teaching students at that unique crossroads between the naive curiosity of young children and the consistent maturity of high school students. One of the challenges that comes with this blessing is teaching biological evolution...

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To kick off this holiday weekend, we want to spread a little patriotic pride with awesome 4th of...

Back to School Teacher Quiz

As the sun begins to set on summer break, teachers and students need to get back into the school...

Halloween is one of the most fun holidays. Kids love the spooky monsters, sounds, music, dances...

When Life Gets Busy, Just Remember the Mason Jar

In this education news article, we share an inspirational story that reminds us about life's...

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Fed up with building pilgrim hats out of paper bags? Try one of these less predictable, equally educational Thanksgiving activities for kids.

Fed up with building pilgrim hats out of paper bags? Try one of these less predictable, equally...

Get your high school students excited about Halloween with these clever and fun lesson ideas for grades 9-12.

Get your high school students excited about Halloween with these clever and fun lesson ideas for...

Easy to Create Halloween Costumes for Teachers

Halloween is a fun and exciting time for both students and teachers. Get in the spirit with one...

These Super Bowl Classroom Activities are guaranteed to bring a winning attitude to your classroom, even if your home team isn’t playing

The Super Bowl practically counts as a national holiday, especially for your more sports-crazed...

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Believe it or not, Halloween is just around the corner. Maybe you’re already bracing for the...

Teacher Spring Cleaning

While “education” and “reform” may have become dirty words, you can reform your classroom into a...

Use these free Halloween lesson plan ideas to give your students a fun Halloween movie to watch...

With the 14-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaching, now is the time for you...

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5 Reasons Summer Is Overrated for Teachers

For educators, summer vacation is undoubtedly a great perk, but there are 5 big reasons why...

As we look to what the future of teacher tenure may be, it’s important to recognize a few key...

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The Bully Free Classroom: Advice for Educators

Anti-bullying activist Jodee Blanco shares her 10-step guide for teachers to create a bully-free...