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Pete the Cat and Book List for School Readiness

Heather Neal - Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 5:02am

By now, very nearly all of Georgia’s students are back in school, pre-school, and daycare. For thousands of Georgia’s children, this is their first experience with school and/ or formal education. It is crucial that...

Anne Ostholthoff smiles alongside students from Columbus High School in the premiere episode of The Ignite Show.

Tweet the Ignite Show to Ask Governor Deal Questions

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, August 13, 2012 - 5:51pm

The Ignite Show is taping its second show today, featuring guest speaker Governor Nathan Deal. You can be a part of it even if you can’t physically be in the audience at 4 pm. I will be live tweeting and fielding...

Charity Kinneer and her son Caleb at the meet and greet for "War Horse."

A Teacher’s Field Trip: When Charity Met War Horse’s Joey

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, August 13, 2012 - 9:06am

Over the weekend our guest teacher blogger Charity Kinneer and her son, Caleb joined us for a unique and exclusive field trip: a meet and greet with the star of the show “War Horse” - "Joey" the puppet horse. The show...

Shark Week begins this week on Discovery with a GREAT Georgia connection with Georgia Aquarium.

Shark Week at Georgia Aquarium

Heather Neal - Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 5:42pm

Discovery Channel’s SHARK WEEK is here and full of educational content and fun multi-media interactions for your classroom. Georgia Aquarium is the official “shark cam” host for Shark Week 2012. They’ve beefed up...

Usain Bolt's 6'5 height and lean muscle mass contribute to his Olympic victory. (Photo courtesy http://www.london2012.com)

The Physics of Olympians

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, August 10, 2012 - 7:22am

I love the Olympics! Gymnastics, diving, track and field and synchronized swimming are my favorite sports to watch. But I didn’t realize how much the laws of physics have a hand in the games. The NPR article Olympic...

Free Common Core Content from PBS Learning Media

Heather Neal - Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 6:40am

It’s happening. School is starting back all over the state and teachers are jumping into Common Core with both feet. As I checked Facebook this morning (is it sad that's now part of my morning routine?), I saw a...

Back to School Debate: Should Teachers Help Parents Raise Their Students?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 11:21am

Earlier today I listened to a talk radio show debate that made my toes curl. The topic was this: should teachers help parents raise their kids? In one corner a single mom of four sons whose answer was an adamant yes!...

image from plainsgeorgia.org

Presidents, Plains, Peanuts, and Postcards

Heather Neal - Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 5:34am

The annual Postcard Contest sponsored by The Jimmy Carter NHS Education Program and The Peanut Institute is now underway. This year’s theme is Digging Peanuts in Plains: Home of the 39th President. The contest ends in...

Perseid Meteor from Summer 2001, apod.nasa.gov

Robots on Mars and Meteors Over Georgia

Heather Neal - Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 5:03am

The Mars rover Curiosity has landed and is already sending back images and preparing for what is sure to be some fascinating exploration of a far away world. As some Georgia classrooms are back in session this week and...

Back to School Healthy Eating Tips for Teachers

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, August 6, 2012 - 6:42pm

Does healthier cafeteria food mean healthier eating choices for teachers too? Since I’m not in your school lunchrooms, I can’t say. But most teachers bring their own meals to school anyway. But it can still be tricky...

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