Life & Wellbeing

School Supply Truck Delivers Pencil and Papers to Teachers in Need – Education Article

In Baltimore City, a volunteer-supported school supply truck can often be seen making its colorful rounds through the city. Since 2018, the Baltimore City Supply Mobile has circulated between city schools to deliver pencils, paper, notebooks, and more to the teachers and students who need them. This genius program was started by who else? A classroom teacher. Melissa Badeker taught for Baltimore City Schools from 2007-2012. When she quit, she had nowhere to donate her leftover classroom supplies. So she…

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19 Michaels Teacher Discounts & Ways Educators Can Save – Education Article

Is Michaels your happy place? You’re not alone. Michaels has been helping teachers for decades, with its aisles of supplies just perfect for sharing with our students. But what are the definitive, complete, and BEST Michaels teacher discounts and ways educators can save? Read on for all our tips—some of which you may already know, but a few, I guarantee, will be brand new to you!  1. Always use your Michaels Teacher Discount.  The Michaels Teacher Discount is one of…

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Burned Out In Kindergarten? The Problem With Increased Standards – Education Article

Kindergarten should be a time of wonder and exploration. A time for making friends and learning to work together. A time for learning to love letters, numbers, words, scientific discovery, and learning itself. But today kindergarten has become the starting line for a marathon of academic drill and kill and inappropriate assessment. It has become a structured environment where “kindergartners are being told what to do and how to do it, every single step along the way, all day long.”…

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30 Teacher Thank-You Notes That Make It All Worthwhile – Education Article

You know your students appreciate you—even the ones who would never ever admit it—but sometimes you are lucky enough to get proof. We asked our community to send us the best teacher thank-you notes they’ve received from students. Here are are some of our favorites. 1. The Ultimate Compliment Here’s a text that would make any educator’s day or even year. Teacher Nancy Rushing received this message out of the blue: “You were my inspiration to becoming a history teacher.”…

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How to Get Teacher Travel Discounts – Education Article

Be sure to dust off that teacher ID and pack it in your luggage. Whether you are planning a vacation, piggy-backing a couple of fun days onto a conference, or dreaming of the perfect retirement trip, don’t miss these great ideas for saving money on your next getaway. We have 11 tips for getting as many teacher travel discounts as possible for your next trip! 1. Always call ahead and ask. Many hotels, destinations, museums, theme parks, and attractions do not publish…

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What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Concussions – Education Article

Whether you work with preschoolers, elementary-age or older kids, head injuries are going to happen. And the reality is teachers are often on the front line when it comes to concussions. Here’s what you need to know. What is a concussion? A concussion is “a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works.” A bump, blow, or jolt to the head can cause a concussion. “Concussions can also occur from a fall or blow to the…

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I Was Struggling With My Student Loans, but Here’s How I’m Climbing Out – Education Article

As an elementary music teacher, I like to say that my students are my kids. There are 900 students at the school where I teach in South Carolina. Sometimes it blows my mind to think about the impact I’ve made. Needless to say, I love my job. But I don’t love that I was saddled with so much student debt in order to get here. I went to a private college, and by the time I graduated, I owed thousands.…

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Top Teacher Stories of the Week – Education Article

Every Friday, the WeAreTeachers editors share our favorite finds and news from the week, from the top teacher stories to must-use discounts and the latest and greatest memes. It gets better: if you sign up for our newsletter, you’ll get these picks before everyone else. 1. Teachers ready to strike in Los Angeles, Denver 30,000 teachers in Los Angeles may walk out as soon as next week; Denver teachers may walk out at the end of the month. 2. The…

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