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National Survey Highlights State of Student Drug Use
posted by: Alix | August 27, 2012, 11:26 am   

According to a new survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, drugs are more accessible to students in high school than ever before. The results of the survey were garnered by asking questions to 1,003 teens throughout the United States. Participants were asked about their school, substance use, access to illegal drugs, and social media use in order to yield a snapshot of student drug use across the country.

Six Bulletin Board Ideas for Back-to-School Time
posted by: Alix | August 16, 2012, 03:03 pm   

Whether you’re a new teacher or an old pro, one of the first responsibilities a teacher faces during “back-to-school” time is decorating the bulletin board.  This is precious space that should be utilized wisely – after all, you never know who will be coming into your classroom or walking by, so you want to broadcast student achievement, projects, and events as proudly as possible.
Do Girls Hate STEM Classes?
posted by: Alix | August 10, 2012, 12:00 am   

I’ll admit it: as a student, I loathed math and science.  In fact, one of the determining factors in selecting my college major was how little math and science was required to get my degree.  I also figured that I had enough trouble solving my own problems as a college freshman without having to solve x’s problems, too.  Besides, as an aspiring professional violinist, I was engrossed in practicing music, oblivious to the fact that math, science, and music significantly overlap.  In my sage adulthood, I now realize that I didn’t hate math and science – I just hated how it was taught to me.
First Day of School Activities
posted by: Alix | August 08, 2012, 12:56 pm   

Welcome to August, Teachers!  With the first day of school right around the corner, you are likely making preparations for the lesson plan that will kick-off your entire school year.  The first day of school is more about planning than it is about teaching, and it’s particularly important to spend some time introducing your subject and getting to know your students.  Depending on your subject and age group, consider using some of these activities to help start your year off right.
Back-to-School Shopping and Teacher Discounts
posted by: Alix | August 01, 2012, 09:16 am   

Back-to-school shopping can be a real pain for teachers if you’re not sure where the deals are.  Sure, every teacher knows to buy as much at the Dollar Store or seek out deals at Costco.  The good news is that there are secret deals at other stores for you, too!  As you do your back-to-school shopping, remember these deals:
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