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A Huge List of Teacher Deals For You!
A.C. Moore: Teacher Discount Program: mail in information to get discount card
Academic Superstore: Discounted classroom supplies.
Adobe: Heavy Discounts (25-75% off retail) via Adobe Teacher & Student Store.
Aerosoles: 15% off for teachers who are members of The National Education Association. Aerosoles: Members of the National Education Association can get 15% off with proof of membership.
Ann Taylor Loft: Loft Loves Teachers: 15% off.
Apple Store: 5-10% via Apple.com’s Edu Store for Faculty, Staff, Students.
AT&T:  Offers a 15% teacher discount on monthly bills in most states. This discount, however, varies state to state, so be sure to call your local AT&T store to confirm. AT&T: Usually around 19% off your monthly bill. Varies by educational institution – need to enter work/school email address for discount eligibility
Banana Republic: 10% off with employee ID.
Barnes & Noble: B&N Educator Program: 20% off list price & up to 25% off during Educator Appreciation Days.
Ben Franklin Crafts: 10% off every Tuesday with teacher ID.
Best Buy: Will honor other manufacturer discounts; up to individual store.
Big Lots: Teacher Appreciation Day on August 11, 2012.
Book Warehouse: Educators’ Book Club: 15% discount.
Books-a-Million: 20% off for faculty (in-store only)
Bose: Educators Direct Group: special pricing for US Educators only on certain items; have to call the Customer Focused Development Team (1-800-353-4207).
CampusTech: Discounts on software & technology products
Crayola: Gold Star Teacher program: Discounts from CrayolaStore.com & opportunities to test/provide feedback on new products & lesson plans.
Creative Teaching Press: Sales on various products
Dell: Dell University – savings vary by college (offer high school discounts too).
Discount School Supply: Discounted classroom supplies.
Educators Bed & Breakfast Travel Network: Members can get discounted travel at $40 per night for 2 people; Home Stays with other members of the EBBN
ETA/Cuisenaire: Outlet Store – up to 75% discount on classroom supplies
Explorica: Book trips & join Extra Rewards program: chance to attend an international teacher convention for free
FedEx Office: National Educators Discount Program: 15% off
Gradware: Discounts vary, good for student or teachers, just online
Half Price Books: Teacher & Librarian Discount Card: 10% off
Hancock Fabrics: Show your school ID for 15% off.
Home Depot: Teachers pay no sales tax with tax exempt paperwork. (in-store only)
HP: Up to 10% off via Academic Purchase Programs.
Izzit.org: Free educational DVD to teachers grade 6-12 on their birthday.
J. Crew: valid at outlet locations as well: 15% off with employee ID.
JoAnn Fabrics: 15% off with Teacher Rewards membership. JourneyEd.com: Faculty pricing – varies by school
Kmart:Various teacher-exclusive savings.
Lakeshore Learning: Teacher’s Club Members can save 15% and monthly specials.
Lenovo: 5% off.
Life’s Little Favors: Call customer service at 1-800-406-9985 to find out how you can get 10% off at this online favor boutique. (in-store only)
Lowe’s: Teacher’s pay no sales tax with tax exempt paper work (in-store only).
Magmall.com: Educator Subscription Discounts: up to 50% off regular magazine subscription rates.
Marriott Hotels: Discounts vary. Show your ID and say you’re a local government employee.
Michael’s: 15% off with school ID
MPM School Supplies: 10% off for teachers on their first purchase.
My Corporate Logo: 15% off custom logo design (code: bWNsMDAx)
National Geographic: Teachers are eligible for discount on Geographic Project kits; Have to email info to receive additional info about discounts.
National Park Service: Show a valid school ID to receive 15% off park purchases. This is not valid on park entry fees, camping fees or Smoky the Bear Petting Zoo fees.
NEA (National Education Association): Various NEA member benefits & discounts
NY & Co.: 5% off with employee ID.
Office Depot: Star Teacher Program: 10% back in rewards on ink, toner, & paper; 1% back on almost everything else; 15% off copy & print orders.
Office Max: MaxPerks Rewards for Teachers: $10 reward for every $75 spent.
PBS: PBS Teachers program: sign up to receive 10% discount on next purchase at ShopPBS for Teachers
PETCO: Free aquarium for select teachers with application (PETCO only gives this aquarium to a set number of teachers each year)
Pets in the Classroom: Teachers of pre-K-8th grade students in both public and private schools can apply for a hassle free grant that will refund them the costs of having a small classroom pet (Up to $150).
Pizza Hut: 10%-20% off depending on the store with a teacher I.D. (in-store only)
PrintPal.com: School sales & discounts: 10% discount on all orders over $100
Raymond Geddes: Take 10% off any order with code WEB1 at checkout.
Regal Theaters:  in-theater only, *depends on theater, usually 25% off
Replace My Contacts:  5% off an order of $100 or more
Room Store Furniture: 10% off with school ID  (in-store only).
Schlotsky’s: 10% off with school ID (in-store only)
Software Express: Discounts of up to 75% from a variety of publishers, requires a teacher ID and email from the principal
Sony: Eye on Education Program: various pricing discounts, financing solutions, & trade-in programs.
Sprint: Up to 18% off for teachers in participating schools.
Staples: Teacher Rewards Program: 10% back in rewards on most purchases.
Student Universe: Discounted group airfares for students & faculty members (groups of 12+)
Teacher Deals: Teaching supplies at 20-50% off everyday
Teacher eBooks Now: Features a “deal of the day,” discounted downloadable e-books
TeacherDisCount.biz: Various discounts for NEA members/AFT members/Non-Union teachers
Teachers Travel Web: B&B and home exchange for members worldwide
Teachers’ Discount: Discounted classroom supplies
Teachers’ Insurance Plan:  Special savings on car insurance for active & retired education professionals
TeacherStorehouse.com: Gain credits toward future purchases, get 2% of all purchases made by people you refer to the site.
The Container Store: Organized Teacher Discount Program: 10% off.
The Limited: 15% off with pay stub or teacher ID card.
The Teacher Store at Scholastic.com: Up to 50% off deals and sales
ThinkEDU: Teacher discounts on software, hardware, textbooks, Apple products and more
Time Magazine for Kids: School-wide volume discounts (from 10-99 to 300+)
Vacations To Go: Cruise discounts – vary by cruise line & availability
Verizon: Employee Discount Program: varies. Visible Changes: 10% off with school ID. Just show your ID the first time you get your hair cut there.
Western Digital Store: 20% off all products when you create an account with a school email address.
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A Huge List of Teacher Deals For You!

  • A.C. Moore: Teacher Discount Program: mail in information to get discount card
  • Academic SuperstoreDiscounted classroom supplies.
  • Adobe: Heavy Discounts (25-75% off retail) via Adobe Teacher & Student Store.
  • Aerosoles: 15% off for teachers who are members of The National Education Association. AerosolesMembers of the National Education Association can get 15% off with proof of membership.
  • Ann Taylor Loft: Loft Loves Teachers: 15% off.
  • Apple Store: 5-10% via Apple.com’s Edu Store for Faculty, Staff, Students.
  • AT&T:  Offers a 15% teacher discount on monthly bills in most states. This discount, however, varies state to state, so be sure to call your local AT&T store to confirm. AT&TUsually around 19% off your monthly bill. Varies by educational institution – need to enter work/school email address for discount eligibility
  • Banana Republic: 10% off with employee ID.
  • Barnes & Noble: B&N Educator Program: 20% off list price & up to 25% off during Educator Appreciation Days.
  • Ben Franklin Crafts: 10% off every Tuesday with teacher ID.
  • Best BuyWill honor other manufacturer discounts; up to individual store.
  • Big Lots: Teacher Appreciation Day on August 11, 2012.
  • Book Warehouse: Educators’ Book Club: 15% discount.
  • Books-a-Million: 20% off for faculty (in-store only)
  • BoseEducators Direct Group: special pricing for US Educators only on certain items; have to call the Customer Focused Development Team (1-800-353-4207).
  • CampusTech: Discounts on software & technology products
  • Crayola: Gold Star Teacher program: Discounts from CrayolaStore.com & opportunities to test/provide feedback on new products & lesson plans.
  • Creative Teaching Press: Sales on various products
  • DellDell University – savings vary by college (offer high school discounts too).
  • Discount School Supply: Discounted classroom supplies.
  • Educators Bed & Breakfast Travel NetworkMembers can get discounted travel at $40 per night for 2 people; Home Stays with other members of the EBBN
  • ETA/CuisenaireOutlet Store – up to 75% discount on classroom supplies
  • Explorica: Book trips & join Extra Rewards program: chance to attend an international teacher convention for free
  • FedEx OfficeNational Educators Discount Program: 15% off
  • Gradware: Discounts vary, good for student or teachers, just online
  • Half Price Books: Teacher & Librarian Discount Card: 10% off
  • Hancock Fabrics: Show your school ID for 15% off.
  • Home DepotTeachers pay no sales tax with tax exempt paperwork. (in-store only)
  • HP: Up to 10% off via Academic Purchase Programs.
  • Izzit.org: Free educational DVD to teachers grade 6-12 on their birthday.
  • J. Crew: valid at outlet locations as well: 15% off with employee ID.
  • JoAnn Fabrics15% off with Teacher Rewards membership. JourneyEd.com: Faculty pricing – varies by school
  • Kmart:Various teacher-exclusive savings.
  • Lakeshore Learning: Teacher’s Club Members can save 15% and monthly specials.
  • Lenovo5% off.
  • Life’s Little Favors: Call customer service at 1-800-406-9985 to find out how you can get 10% off at this online favor boutique. (in-store only)
  • Lowe’s: Teacher’s pay no sales tax with tax exempt paper work (in-store only).
  • Magmall.com: Educator Subscription Discounts: up to 50% off regular magazine subscription rates.
  • Marriott Hotels: Discounts vary. Show your ID and say you’re a local government employee.
  • Michael’s: 15% off with school ID
  • MPM School Supplies: 10% off for teachers on their first purchase.
  • My Corporate Logo: 15% off custom logo design (code: bWNsMDAx)
  • National Geographic: Teachers are eligible for discount on Geographic Project kits; Have to email info to receive additional info about discounts.
  • National Park Service: Show a valid school ID to receive 15% off park purchases. This is not valid on park entry fees, camping fees or Smoky the Bear Petting Zoo fees.
  • NEA (National Education Association)Various NEA member benefits & discounts
  • NY & Co.: 5% off with employee ID.
  • Office Depot: Star Teacher Program: 10% back in rewards on ink, toner, & paper; 1% back on almost everything else; 15% off copy & print orders.
  • Office Max: MaxPerks Rewards for Teachers: $10 reward for every $75 spent.
  • PBS: PBS Teachers program: sign up to receive 10% discount on next purchase at ShopPBS for Teachers
  • PETCO: Free aquarium for select teachers with application (PETCO only gives this aquarium to a set number of teachers each year)
  • Pets in the ClassroomTeachers of pre-K-8th grade students in both public and private schools can apply for a hassle free grant that will refund them the costs of having a small classroom pet (Up to $150).
  • Pizza Hut: 10%-20% off depending on the store with a teacher I.D. (in-store only)
  • PrintPal.com: School sales & discounts: 10% discount on all orders over $100
  • Raymond Geddes: Take 10% off any order with code WEB1 at checkout.
  • Regal Theaters:  in-theater only, *depends on theater, usually 25% off
  • Replace My Contacts:  5% off an order of $100 or more
  • Room Store Furniture: 10% off with school ID  (in-store only).
  • Schlotsky’s: 10% off with school ID (in-store only)
  • Software Express: Discounts of up to 75% from a variety of publishers, requires a teacher ID and email from the principal
  • Sony: Eye on Education Program: various pricing discounts, financing solutions, & trade-in programs.
  • Sprint: Up to 18% off for teachers in participating schools.
  • StaplesTeacher Rewards Program: 10% back in rewards on most purchases.
  • Student UniverseDiscounted group airfares for students & faculty members (groups of 12+)
  • Teacher Deals: Teaching supplies at 20-50% off everyday
  • Teacher eBooks Now: Features a “deal of the day,” discounted downloadable e-books
  • TeacherDisCount.biz: Various discounts for NEA members/AFT members/Non-Union teachers
  • Teachers Travel Web: B&B and home exchange for members worldwide
  • Teachers’ Discount: Discounted classroom supplies
  • Teachers’ Insurance Plan:  Special savings on car insurance for active & retired education professionals
  • TeacherStorehouse.com: Gain credits toward future purchases, get 2% of all purchases made by people you refer to the site.
  • The Container Store: Organized Teacher Discount Program: 10% off.
  • The Limited: 15% off with pay stub or teacher ID card.
  • The Teacher Store at Scholastic.com: Up to 50% off deals and sales
  • ThinkEDU: Teacher discounts on software, hardware, textbooks, Apple products and more
  • Time Magazine for Kids: School-wide volume discounts (from 10-99 to 300+)
  • Vacations To Go: Cruise discounts – vary by cruise line & availability
  • Verizon: Employee Discount Program: varies. Visible Changes: 10% off with school ID. Just show your ID the first time you get your hair cut there.
  • Western Digital Store: 20% off all products when you create an account with a school email address.

Integrating game-based learning into the new school year

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Allen Jackson recalls teaching about segregation

Voices From Inside a School With No Racial Majority

Valley Point MS

As of last school year, white students no longer make up the majority of students at Valley Point Middle School in Dalton, Ga.—a small Southern town near the Tennessee border. This shift reflects one that is taking place nationwide for the first time this school year, as projections show U.S. schools becoming ‘majority minority’ for the first time this school year. Although there is a sizable population of Latinos at Valley Point, there is currently no racial majority. Hear what school administrators, teachers, and students at the middle school have to say about the school’s diverse population.

New Classroom Questioning Techniques for the Best Year Ever

The NDT Resource Center recommends that you use the top categories of questions from their list more frequently than those at the bottom. Ask students to: 
Seek out evidence. (“What made you say that?”) 
Explain. (“What caused Nixon’s impeachment?”) 
Relate concepts, ideas, and opinions. (“Compare germ-eliminating antibiotics to natural alternatives.”) 
Predict. (“What will happen to Ahab if he continues to obsess about killing the Moby-Dick?”) 
Describe. (“What happens when Max is sent to bed without supper?”)

New Classroom Questioning Techniques for the Best Year Ever

The NDT Resource Center recommends that you use the top categories of questions from their list more frequently than those at the bottom. Ask students to:

  • Seek out evidence. (“What made you say that?”)
  • Explain. (“What caused Nixon’s impeachment?”)
  • Relate concepts, ideas, and opinions. (“Compare germ-eliminating antibiotics to natural alternatives.”)
  • Predict. (“What will happen to Ahab if he continues to obsess about killing the Moby-Dick?”)
  • Describe. (“What happens when Max is sent to bed without supper?”)
How To Choose A Learning Game

The best learning games are always fun. Try playing them yourself and see if you enjoy them. No matter how advanced your understanding of the subject matter, a good game should still be fun. I’ve understood algebra and number partitions for decades, but “DragonBox” and “Wuzzit Trouble” are still challenging puzzlers that I like to fiddle with on long airline flights. All good games offer challenges in intuitive ways. In fact, this is the reason games work so well for learning: Players are intrinsically motivated to identify and succeed at understanding the game’s mechanics.
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How To Choose A Learning Game

The best learning games are always fun. Try playing them yourself and see if you enjoy them. No matter how advanced your understanding of the subject matter, a good game should still be fun. I’ve understood algebra and number partitions for decades, but “DragonBox” and “Wuzzit Trouble” are still challenging puzzlers that I like to fiddle with on long airline flights. All good games offer challenges in intuitive ways. In fact, this is the reason games work so well for learning: Players are intrinsically motivated to identify and succeed at understanding the game’s mechanics.

It's Not Just About the Test: A Teacher Talks About the Classroom

None of the Above: A new approach to testing and assessment

Fourteen Educators 4 Excellence teachers came together to make recommendations from the classroom on ways to improve standardized testing. The team studied areas where assessment should be improved, as well as where it is working and should be sustained.Based on relevant research and their own experience as educators, the teachers generated recommendations to improve testing in four main areas: design, culture, teaching and accountability.
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None of the Above: A new approach to testing and assessment

Fourteen Educators 4 Excellence teachers came together to make recommendations from the classroom on ways to improve standardized testing. The team studied areas where assessment should be improved, as well as where it is working and should be sustained.

Based on relevant research and their own experience as educators, the teachers generated recommendations to improve testing in four main areas: design, culture, teaching and accountability.

No Common Opinion on the Common Core

The controversy has had a striking impact on public opinion. Although a majority of the public continues to support the standards set by CCSSI, and supporters outnumber opponents by a two-to-one margin, trend lines show serious erosion in support. In 2013, no less than 65% of the general public favored the standards, but that portion is now just 53% (see Figure 1). Meanwhile, the opposition has doubled from 13% to 26%. (The share taking no position on the issue has remained essentially unchanged, at 21% in 2014.)
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No Common Opinion on the Common Core

The controversy has had a striking impact on public opinion. Although a majority of the public continues to support the standards set by CCSSI, and supporters outnumber opponents by a two-to-one margin, trend lines show serious erosion in support. In 2013, no less than 65% of the general public favored the standards, but that portion is now just 53% (see Figure 1). Meanwhile, the opposition has doubled from 13% to 26%. (The share taking no position on the issue has remained essentially unchanged, at 21% in 2014.)

Imaging Study Shows How Children Memorize Facts

“As children learn basic arithmetic, they go from solving problems by counting on their fingers to pulling facts from memory,” researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine said. “The shift comes more easily for some kids than for others, but no one knows why,” the researchers said.
The study also adds to previous research into the differences between how children’s and adults’ brains solve math problems, he noted. Children use certain brain regions, including the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex, very differently from adults when the two groups are solving the same types of math problems, the study showed.

Imaging Study Shows How Children Memorize Facts

“As children learn basic arithmetic, they go from solving problems by counting on their fingers to pulling facts from memory,” researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine said. “The shift comes more easily for some kids than for others, but no one knows why,” the researchers said.

The study also adds to previous research into the differences between how children’s and adults’ brains solve math problems, he noted. Children use certain brain regions, including the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex, very differently from adults when the two groups are solving the same types of math problems, the study showed.