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Free Electronic Subscription to the Daily News for Your Classroom

Posted by Rachel

February 07, 2009, 10:36 am

You can get a free subscription to the Daily News electronic edition for your classroom that’s accessible to you and your students Sunday-Friday, 24 hours a day. Your students can perfect their research skills, fulfill some of their technology and other standards, and sharpen primary document analysis skills by taking advantage of this service.

Meet a Teacher #1: Who is Your Favorite Teacher?

Posted by Beardy

February 05, 2009, 10:32 pm

We all have a favorite teacher. This month we thought it would be fun to collect stories from all of you about your favorite teacher so that we can learn from the pros - our own teachers/mentors.


Let me start. My favorite teacher was Mr. Sekerak - my third grade teacher. I liked him for a whole host of reasons, but the primary reasons were as follows:

Lesson Plan for February: Heroes of Harlem

Posted by Beardy

February 05, 2009, 9:25 am

Teach your kids about the incredible heroes of Harlem during the Harlem renaissance. The NYTimes Learning Network shared a lesson plan for this topic still great today (http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20020816friday.html); good for grades 6-8 or 9-12.

Get a FREE issue of Edutopia Magazine!

Posted by Rachel

February 04, 2009, 11:34 am

Edutopia Magazine, an award-winning publication for educators, is offering a free trial issue. The magazine covers lesson plans, technology in education, project learning, and real world situations for the classroom.

The Principal’s Stare

Posted by Rachel

February 03, 2009, 9:35 am

Successful classroom managers know that when a student is misbehaving, some combination of direct eye contact, saying the student’s name in a businesslike tone of voice, or establishing proximity to the student will stop the problem. Read more tips on how to establish classroom control on HotChalk.

Ideas for Black History Month

Posted by annamarkowitz

February 02, 2009, 5:42 pm

Find fun classroom activities for Black History Month!

Here are some ideas that we at LinkEducation though might be fun:

>> Arts and crafts

>> Interactive treasure hunt


Thinkfinity also has some great ideas:

Teaching Finance Every Day

Posted by AdminLinkEd

January 27, 2009, 4:15 pm

In this turbulent economic time, financial literacy is a topic that seems to be on a lot of teacher’s minds. So, this month we want to share some great tips from Elissa Kline, Co-Executive Director, Cents Ability. Cents Ability is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower New York City high school students to achieve their goals through prudent and informed management of their financial resources.  The nonprofit started in 2004 and has worked hard with a number of schools to develop a strong financial literacy curriculum which they are going to share here.

Find Good Lesson Plans

Posted by AdminLinkEd

January 27, 2009, 4:10 pm

Looking for lesson plan ideas to spice up your classroom? Check out these free online resources. All are recommended by fellow teachers. Enjoy!


A to Z Teacher Stuff


A site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Includes: lesson plans, thematic units, discussion forums, downloadable teaching materials (including eBooks), worksheets, and more.

Back to School Guide for Teachers

Posted by AdminLinkEd

January 27, 2009, 4:07 pm

Teachers, are you looking for additional support in the classroom? Check out some of our suggestions in this special Back to School Guide For Teachers. We have opportunities listed under these three special interest areas in the guide:

Summer Tips for Teachers

Posted by AdminLinkEd

January 27, 2009, 3:34 pm

Looking for professional development this summer to help you prepare for the new school year?

We compiled a list of some good summer opportunities to help you find the kind of workshop, seminar, conference, or course that you need.


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