ESS | Source4Teachers Education Blog

presspage2Welcome to ESS | Source4Teachers’ education blog! Check back frequently to keep yourself up-to-date with the latest industry trends and company news. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Instructional & classroom management tips
  • Company news & events
  • Community service initiatives
  • Awards & recognition
  • Relevant news articles & links
  • And so much more!

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Back to School After Winter Break

Going back to school after winter break can feel like a let-down to some teachers. The merriment that came with holiday anticipation has evaporated, the days are short, and the weather is cold. You may find yourself pining for the days of sleeping in and binge-watching the latest TV craze.

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How to Rejuvenate During Winter Break

It's important for teachers to take some time to recharge their battery while schools are closed this week. We found a helpful blog post from The Institute for Excellence in Education entitled: Four Tips to Help Teachers Rejuvenate During the Holiday Break

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Company & Community Events

Source4Teachers' 2016 Adopt a Family Drive

The holiday season is a joyful time for most. But for families struggling to make ends meet, the holidays can be difficult – especially when children are involved.

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Teacher Humor

9 Honest Holiday Cards for Teachers

Check out this funny post we found on WeAreTeachers.com, titled 9 Honest Holiday Cards for Teachers. Teachers are sure to relate to these snarky holiday cards that seem to "keep it real" in a way Hallmark might not! 

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Teacher Humor

'Twas the Week Before Winter Break

We hope you enjoy this fun holiday parody of Clement Clarke Moore's classic poem: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas – with a teacher's twist!

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Awards & Recognition

Source4Teachers 2016 Impact Award Goes to Stacy-Ann Johnson

Source4Teachers recently awarded its 3rd Annual Impact Award to Bridgeport Public Schools, CT substitute, Stacy-Ann Johnson. $500 super-sized checks were presented to both Stacy-Ann and the school of her choice at an assembly held on November 22nd. Ms. Johnson chose the Black Rock School where she is currently working a Long-Term ESL position. She also received a crystal apple trophy.

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Awards & Recognition

Source4Teachers Ranks in Top 10 of SIA's Fastest Growing U.S. Staffing Firms

Source4Teachers joined the nation’s top ten fastest-growing staffing firms, placing 7th on the Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) 2016 List. The list ranks 112 qualifying firms throughout the United States based on their compound annual growth rates from 2011 through 2015, excluding acquisitions.Click here to read the full press release.

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Create Your Own Holiday: A Fun Holiday Writing Prompt

Writing prompts are an ideal go-to activity when you have extra time to fill in the classroom. Since they require very little preparation or materials, we recommend keeping a handful of versatile prompts in your teaching toolkit.

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Seven Pre-Holiday Survival Tips for Substitutes

The final weeks leading up to winter break are a challenge for teachers and substitutes alike. Classrooms are abuzz with holiday anticipation, schedules are out-of-whack, and it can be difficult to keep students focused on their studies. While it may be tempting to go on autopilot for the rest of the year, we have seven tips to help keep the holidays merry, bright – and productive! 

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K-W-L: An effective teaching strategy

If you ever find yourself looking for an interactive twist to a reading assignment, don’t forget about the K-W-L chart. This classic teaching strategy helps students better tune-in to their reading and can be done as a class, in small groups, or individually. First, you'll need a chart with 3 columns, labeled K, W, and L:

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