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Activities to Celebrate Black History Month

As February is Black History Month, this is an excellent time of year to celebrate the culture, heritage, and achievements of African Americans – throughout history and in modern times!

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12 Creative Super Bowl Lesson Plans

This weekend marks the biggest Sunday in Football – the Super Bowl! Many creative teachers extract teachable moments from popular events like the Super Bowl to incorporate into their lessons.

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Wardrobe Essentials for Teachers

WeAreTeachers.com recently posted 24 Teacher Wardrobe Essentials From Modcloth, and we definitely think it's worth checking out for some festive gear!

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The Teacher's Voice is a Powerful Instrument

The teacher's tone of voice is a powerful instrument. It sets the tone and environment for the entire classroom in terms of engagement, behavior, and rapport with students. 

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Safety Tips for Inclement Weather

Winter is here - bringing snow, sleet, school closings, car accidents, and slip‐and‐falls! While we hope for a mild winter, we want to make sure you are prepared for whatever the season may bring. Before you head out in the cold, here are some helpful tips to get you safely to your destination: 

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Martin Luther King Jr. Lessons

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day right around the corner, we wanted to share this article we found on Education World's website: Martin Luther King, Jr. Teaches Many Lessons

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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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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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