Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Great Back to School Challenge": Raising Money for America's Classrooms and Schools


I borrowed this article from another blog. The "Educational Technology Guy" tells how much America's teachers spend out-of-pocket on school supplies for their classrooms. The amount is astonishing. It really makes you think about the character and dedication of teachers.

During September, two organizations are teaming up to raise money for a different school or classroom each day that do not have the funds they need.

Check out the full article below:

Great Back to School Challenge looks to raise money for classrooms

The Shocking Amount America’s Teachers Spend on School Supplies: A TakePart Infographic

Monday, September 10, 2012

United States Math Compared to Other Countries

The video below examines the differences in the way math is taught in the United States and the way math is taught in other countries. Even though the United States spends far more money on math education than these other countries, our students are consistently farther behind in their math skills when compared with other countries. The TIMSS study discovered that there are huge differences between the instructional strategies between the United States and the highest scoring countries in Mathematics.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Teachers Are Heroes Infographic

The graphic below is full of statistics of teachers today. It is extremely eye opening and will make you look at the education field and teachers in a new light.

Teachers are Heroes Infographic
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Welcome Back!

It's the beginning of a new school year! 

This is a great time to begin incorporating some new things into your classroom (like technology!!) I hope you will continue to read this blog and use some of my ideas in your classroom this year! Enjoy!

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