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Frontline’s Fast Times at West Philly High is Teacher’s Triumph

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, July 16, 2012 - 12:42pm

There are several reasons why teachers should tune into tonight’s Frontline: Fast Times at West Philly High. The first is to study and root for Simon Hauger, the engineer turned math and science teacher turned founder...

GA Historical Society Exceeds Industry Standards

Heather Neal - Monday, July 16, 2012 - 6:42am

We would like to offer earnest congratulations to the Georgia Historical Society (GHS) on their recent award of Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating. For those of you new to this particular rating system, Charity...

Tech Thursday: Facebook’s New Anti-Bullying Tools

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 8:45am

How do you help your students deal with cyberbullies or threatening posts on Facebook? Tell them about this new reporting tool the social network is making available this week. It’s specifically for teens starting at...

Fast Forward filming in Dalton, GA

Students Need Math for Career Success

Heather Neal - Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 6:19am

During a teacher training session last month, we discussed the importance of cross-subject teaching and learning in classrooms, especially as it relates to math skills. That conversation included something we have all...

Cookie Monster Spoofs “Call it Maybe” in Sharing Song

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 6:47am

Cookie Monster is at it again. In an attempt to get others to share cookies, he spoofs Carla Rae Jepsen’s summer hit “Call Me Maybe” in his music video version “Share it Maybe.” In the YouTube video which has gone...

NPR's Big Idea video contest ends August 12, 2012

Tell the World Your Big Idea

Heather Neal - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 7:23am

Are your kids crying “bored” this summer or do you need a way to challenge your upcoming class of students? NPR has a video contest to submit “big ideas,” which could be a more effective way of delivering mail or...

Five YouTube Videos for Professional Development

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, July 9, 2012 - 9:08am

Summer break is not only an ideal time to take a vacation, but it’s an ideal time to slide in some professional development courses. You can take a six week course through PBS Teacherline that starts July 11th. You can...

GA high school students improved this year on end-of-course tests (photo courtesy of igoghost via stockxchng)

Georgia Students Post Test Gains

Heather Neal - Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 6:34am

Last year, Georgia changed the way it does some of its student assessments. In April 2011, the state Board of Education approved a plan to phase out the Georgia High School Graduation tests beginning with the class of...

The White House has a YouTube Channel

Heather Neal - Monday, July 2, 2012 - 6:29am

The White House has a YouTube Channel and you can watch it, share it, and use it in your classroom. Help your students understand the varied roles of the President and Vice President, as well as Congress, by watching...

How to Stop Bullying

Hollande Levinson - Monday, July 2, 2012 - 5:19am

Those four middle school students who taunted a 68 year old bus monitor, recorded it and posted it on YouTube are being suspended for the year. The incident renewed the conversation on how to handle bullying in...

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