Category: Education Inspiration

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It’s National Bullying Prevention Month

Back in 2006, PACER, a training and information center for children and young adults with disabilities, created a week long campaign against bullying. Since then the event has expanded to run for an entire month. Every October, organizations and individuals all over the United States spend 4 weeks raising awareness about bullying prevention. So this…
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Extroverts and Introverts: How to Serve Both

One of the biggest challenges teachers face is creating a classroom environment that serves all of their students. Each child has a unique personality and learning style, so it can be difficult to create a classroom culture that meets the needs of the whole class. This is especially hard when you weigh the differences between…
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How Coffee is Teaching Kids Math, Marketing, and More

A school in Kentucky has implemented a new learning experience and we bet you can’t guess what it is. Thanks to a partnership with J.C. Mercantile, a local shop that imports and sells Brazilian goods, Wurtland Middle School kids get to play baristas every week. That’s right, fifth graders are practicing how to brew and…
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EdTech We Love: “Sit With Us” App

EdTech We Love It’s that time again. We’re talking about EdTech we love! This is one app that is sure to pull at your heartstrings. At the beginning of the school year, 16 year old Natalie Hampton released her app “Sit With Us”. An End to Bullying A native of California, Hampton created the app…
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National Author’s Day: It’s History and How You Can Celebrate

Happy National Author’s Day! We’re diving into the history of this special occasion and how you can celebrate! The History Behind National Author’s Day In 1928, Nellie Verne Burt McPherson wanted a way to honor one of her favorite authors. At this time she was president of the Bement, Illinois Women’s Club, but earlier in…
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Viral Hashtag Helps Dozens of Teachers

Social Media Used For Good It’s not often you come across a news headline about social media being used for good. That is why when we heard about the #10featuredteachers campaign, we simply had to share. Keep reading for an uplifting story of one singer’s effort to support low-income schools nationwide. What is the #10featuredteachers…
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EdTech We Love: The “Homework Gap” and Internet on Buses

As an education related web-app, we love when we hear about other organizations doing great work to help our students. Today we’re highlighting a company trying to solve what Jessica Rosenworcel of the FCC calls, “the Homework Gap” (Source). The Homework Gap Whether your a teacher, an administrator, or a parent, you’ve likely noticed the…
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Study Finds That Students Lack Career Confidence

  College Students and Career Fear Gallup and Strada Education Network offers in-depth research into post-secondary education and employment pathways. They recently conducted a survey of more than 32,000 students at 43 randomly selected colleges to better understand how prepared students feel for the job market. The results reveal a troubling truth about the confidence…
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How You Can Be a Champion for Your Students

How You Can Be a Champion for Your Students If you’re a teacher or educator than you’ve likely seen this video of Rita Pierson giving a TED Talk in May 2013. Like her mother and grandmother before her, Rita was involved in education her entire life, serving as a teacher, a counselor, and an assistant…
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