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To pitch or not to pitch... that is the question?

 

When I moved into my classroom, I was forced to answer this difficult question. My dilemma began with a great triumph in New York City public schools!

 

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As Science continues to make discoveries and develop technologies to make our lives easier, universal scientific literacy becomes more and more critical to the functioning of our democracy.  The products of scientific research are integral parts of our lives, and yet so many fail to...

For years I’ve heard administrators tell me that I’m working too hard. They aren’t referring to my coming in early, staying late, or aggressively calling shotgun on committee seats. They’re talking about the way I plan and execute my high school English lessons...

In science, you’re always a student, even when you’re the teacher. I realized this by observing one lonely firefly.

 

As I watched a local population of little brown myotis bats wake up and hunt for some breakfast this late summer evening, I was surprised to see a...

For most of us, making and submitting plans for a substitute can be such a pain that it's not worth the day off, especially for last minute or complex lessons. With the help of Jing, you can create sub plans quickly, easily and from anywhere (and you won't have to limit yourself...

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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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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...

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

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...

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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With late winter and spring deadlines...

The Bully Free Classroom: Advice for Educators

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