An educational blog for teachers and students.

Language arts
Posted on July 21, 2014 by Justin Tarte
Classroom

A new year is fast approaching and your mind is racing with new ideas for the impending school year.  Like most of you, each year I struggled with the ‘back-to-school’ dreams that seem to haunt so many of us.  This anticipation, frightening as it was, wasn’t really my biggest worry or biggest concern though…

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Common core
Posted on July 18, 2014 by Rebecca Hagerman
Google

Google is a staple in my vocabulary diet.  Even most four year olds I know understand what it means to "Google" something!  But did you ever think that you could use a Google company policy to energize your students and get great results?  A teacher in Mississippi did just that.

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Social studies
Posted on July 11, 2014 by Kathy Rusert
Black cow

Living on a cattle farm in Arkansas often has challenges, but finding a dead cow is not only a financial loss, it also raises concerns for the well-being of the rest of the herd.  We had fed our cows that morning, and she had been fine.  What could have happened in only a few hours?  Read on and I'll explain how researching this dilemma gave my students an idea for a class project.

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Common core
Posted on July 7, 2014 by Jaime Vandergrift
Teacher leadership

Teachers are natural leaders.  Schools and administrators especially value those individuals who go above and beyond to share ideas that promote a better environment for students and faculty.  As a teacher, you can set yourself up to be more marketable for the future.  My 5 tips will get you started on the path to expanding your teacher leadership skills.

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