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Back to School Debate: Should Teachers Help Parents Raise Their Students?
- Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 3:21pm
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...
Presidents, Plains, Peanuts, and Postcards
- Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 9:34am
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....
Robots on Mars and Meteors Over Georgia
- Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 9:03am
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...
Back to School Healthy Eating Tips for Teachers
- Monday, August 6, 2012 - 10:42pm
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...
Mars Rover Curiosity Landing: a Touchdown for Studying Red Planet Life
- Monday, August 6, 2012 - 1:17pm
Thanks to the Mars Curiosity rover’s successful landing, the question of whether anything can live on Mars can be answered by science fact not just science fiction. Your students can help NASA figure...
Five Things Teachers Want You to Know About Going Back to School
- Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 9:19pm
For many Georgians the school year has already started or is pretty close to beginning. Each new school year for your child is just as daunting as the last and every year I’m asked for advice by...
7000th Amphibian Discovered in Peru!
- Friday, August 3, 2012 - 1:41pm
We’re celebrating the 7000th amphibian with a song from amphibiaweb. Amphibian number 7000 is a new glassfrog from Peru, Centrolene sabini (Catenazzi et al 2012), which was discovered at high...
Back to School Deals for Teachers
- Friday, August 3, 2012 - 1:04pm
It’s estimated that teachers spend more than $1.33 billion of their own money on school supplies. That’s according to an article in the Journal. Like the parents who are scouring for back to school...
Three Common Core Pinterest Boards to Repin
- Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 10:51am
In an earlier post, Heather Neal talked about using Pinterest to organize what you like on the internet, particularly subjects dealing with the Common Core. (By the way, if you are not on Pinterest...
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