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Free Printable Door Signs for Testing Week

Hey teachers, we know that standardized testing season is upon us and that you may be feeling a little down. So we made you some door signs.

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A Teacher's Google Search History

Google search histories can reveal a lot about who we are and what we do for a living. What would you find in the average teacher's history? We attempted a guess.

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Caterpillar Farmers

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In this lesson, students will learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and chart growth and changes over time.

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Teacher Gear We Love: 3 Cool Robotics Kits

Playing with robots may seem kind of retro, but today's robotics kits are a far cry from the aluminum friends we played with as kids. Now students can make a smartphone do their bidding, control a swarm of mechanical bugs or build a robot from the ground up.

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Teacher Helpline: How Can Teachers Make Extra Money?

According to a survey from the National Center for Education Statistics, 23 percent of new teachers work multiple jobs, compared to 15 percent of non-teachers.

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11 Phrases to Outlaw from Students’ Writing

We asked middle- and high-school teachers: “What are the phrases in student writing that make you cringe, wail, and gnash your teeth?” From hundreds of responses, we narrowed it down to a carefully chosen list of Outlawed Words and Phrases.Download the Poster

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Meteorologist of the Day

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Your students will learn about weather patterns, weather prediction and how to figure out weather to wear a rain poncho or a winter coat to school.

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Women in Science

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Recognize that there were and are many women in the sciences and how they have made an impact, regardless of the fact they may not have received the recognition they deserved....

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10 Ways to Use Instagram in the Classroom

Move over, Facebook—if you teach middle or high schoolers, you know that Instagram is one of the most popular social media channels for teens and tweens today. And while it may not seem like it at first, there are many applications for Instagram in the classroom.

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The Teacher Report: Joining the Maker Movement

Imagine a classroom where students learn though hands-on experimentation, design and trial and error. Where they build rocket ships out of cardboard and dollhouses with working electricity. Where children's natural instinct to explore their world and to solve problems is encouraged through invention and play.

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What Are You REALLY Going to Do For Spring Break?

Ahhhhh! It's almost Spring Break and you probably have big plans to relax, refresh and take a break from the busy school year. But, as we all know, even the best laid plans go awry when we're faced with an all-too-quick break in an all-too-busy schedule.

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Five Picks for Powering Up STEM

Do your kids read enough about science, technology, engineering and math? Between the Common Core's emphasis on nonfiction and the nationwide push for STEM education, there's a greater call for this type of reading and quality materials that support it.

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