My refrigerator is quickly getting covered with the art my toddler makes with her Crayola crayons and construction paper. Looking at one o...

"The students who were taking longhand notes in our studies were forced to be more selective — because you can't write as fast as you can type. And that extra processing of the material that they were doing benefited them."…/attention-students-put-your-laptops-a…

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“What is a stereotype that you’ve been labeled with, and what have you done to bust it?”
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"I have been doing this every time the lesson I'm teaching demands it," he said. "I've drawn monitors, system units, keyboards, mouse, formatting toolbar, drawing toolbar, save as dialog box and so on."…/ghana-teacher-blackboard-i…/index.html

Richard Appiah Akoto is a Ghanaian teacher who faces a pretty discouraging dilemma. His school has no computers, so he has to draw them on the blackboard to teach students about information technology.
This week, country music legend Dolly Parton celebrated a big milestone: 100 million books. That's right, books. Parton's nonprofit, Imagination Library, mails free books to children from birth to age 5 across the country, and this week, she celebrated the program's remarkable growth in a special ce...
The parents worked for 37 hours to surprise the kids at Mary Moore Elementary School in Arlington.
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It's the second year in a row I've brought a white dress to school and my students have filled it with their artwork. This is one of my favorite things to do in... my class! #thewearyteacher

This is something I'd seen on Pinterest a few years ago and I fell in love with the idea. I think every teacher should do this! It's a great project and an even better keepsake.

UPDATE: Because I can’t get caught up on all the comments. I bought the dress off Amazon for less than $20 about 6 mos. ago. It’s cotton/Spandex. I got last year’s dress from Amazon too; it’s a little different more of a cotton/poly blend, both worked great. I pre-washed the dresses before we started. I used fabric markers from Walmart. The markers say you can wash, but not sure I’ll attempt. I usually wear the dress for a class party when finished, and then put it on display. To do the project, I set up a station at a table with the dress, markers and piece of cardboard to put between the fabric. It takes anywhere from 2 wks. to a month to complete, as we just work on it here and there when time allows. Also, it’s been pointed out that this idea has been around way longer than Pinterest, lol. Teachers have been sharing their dresses, aprons, quilts, t-shirts, etc. with me that they’ve been creating since the 1950’s with the same concept. Which is awesome, and I love that you are sharing them with me! Thank you all so much for your kindness and support!

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When touring different preschools for my daughter, I visited one where I got to observe the kids playing on the playground. While climbing the ladder on the slide, a little boy accidentally stepped on a little girl’s finger, and she started crying. What happened next left me astounded.
Elementary school teacher Leigha Bishop has gone viral for her attempt to empower one of her students with a hairstyle.

"Be yourself, embrace your quirks." You know him for his musical success, but did you know about his generosity and humanitarian efforts? Ed Sheeran has overcome a lot in his life to get where he is, and keeps on giving.

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"Be yourself, embrace your quirks" - Ed Sheeran, the nicest guy in pop.

Comment #YES if you agree he's a #CelebWorthCelebrating

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An examination of teaching and learning about slavery and the US civil rights movement in efforts "to reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations and support equitable school experiences for our nation's children."…/why-schools-fail-to-teach-slaverys-ha…

A new report says too many students don't know the basics of American slavery and too many teachers feel ill-served by bad textbooks and timid state standards.

Really fascinating article about handedness, asymmetry, and whorls in hair and shells. Note: if sharing with students, you may want to omit the first paragraph.…

Handedness is the tendency to prefer using one hand over the other to perform certain tasks. But how did we get this way?