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8 Brands You Didn’t Know Could Help Your School Fundraise

By Christine Dickson Google any company or brand along with the words “corporate social responsibility,” and more often than not you’ll find descriptions of how the company is giving back to their community. Education is one of the most popular categories for brands to contribute to, either monetarily or through volunteerism. Whether it’s sponsoring nonprofits, donating products to charities, or partnering with organizations to create their own philanthropic foundations, companies use a variety of tactics […]

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10 Unexpected Games that Help Kids Learn Through Play

“Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play allows children to create and explore a world they can master, conquering fear while practicing adult roles, sometimes in conjunction with other children.” – The American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007 Contributed by Christine Dickson There’s a certain amount of fear when it comes to letting children play, and most often that fear is rooted to the […]

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eSchoolView and Education Funding Partners to Drive Revenue for School Districts with Innovative EFP adNet Tool

New partnership with EFP adNet gives eSchoolView school districts and schools a way to monetize their digital assets JULY 17, 2018 – eSchoolView and Education Funding Partners (EFP) today announced a partnership that will give eSchoolView website customers a free, turnkey funding solution through EFP adNet. The tool seamlessly embeds safe programmatic digital advertising on school district and school websites. Since 2010, EFP has developed and managed marketing partnerships between the K-12 public school community […]

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Make Your Class the Next Big Blockbuster by Teaching with Film & Visual Media

Contributed by Thomas Boyer & Christine Wang Dickson Students always rejoice when it’s “movie day” in the classroom. However, deciding to pop a movie in as a means to reward students after an exam or distract them in the remaining days before break actually devalues film as an educational tool. Marrying visual media and educational text is a resource teachers should be taking advantage of by exploring the potential connections between the two mediums, and […]

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How to Make Mental Wellness a Priority for Students: National Mental Health Month

Contributed by Aleksandra Grabowski The time is now to address mental health in schools. The statistics of the past decade have indicated that there’s a veritable crisis for students at every grade level. A report from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that as many as 1 in 5 children in the nation suffer from a mental disorder. With school being a major stressor in many students’ lives, it only makes sense […]

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If We Have to Prep for Tests, Let’s Make it Fun and Meaningful

Contributed by Meghan Sullivan Questioning is a form of teaching as ancient as Socrates. When it comes to the implications and complexities of the topics people encounter, learning is fostered by the critical thinking that questions promote. The Socratic method was, and still is, instrumental in developing a framework for understanding important concepts. A more formal presentation of this questioning mechanism has solidified itself in American education system. With spelling pre-tests on Monday, question-based homework […]

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How To Teach Black History Beyond February

Contributed by Maya Corrin As we begin the month of March, many people are ready to forget the cold, dark days of February. However, one integral part of February should not be forgotten — black history. While February formally commemorates this essential history, black history should be, and easily can be, acknowledged and incorporated into school curriculum all year round. The History of Black History Month Carter G. Woodson, a black public school teacher, began […]

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How Celebrities are Making a Difference, One Educational Program at a Time

Contributed by Katia Podtynov Whether it’s on stage, the field or the screen, celebrities have a way of making us believe in the “magic” they bring into the world. They have the power to bring communities together and inspire passion among populations. U.S. celebrities have made a name for themselves not only through their respective talents but also in the education sector. There have been many that have helped make a difference in the lives […]

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How to Spark Student Creativity in the New Year

Contributed by Katia Podtynov Usually, when you think of the month of January, things like holiday recovery, New Year’s resolutions and going back to school come to mind. Well, surprise! It also happens to be International Creativity Month, a time to celebrate creativity all around the world. Creativity is beneficial to all ages as a way to relieve stress and improve mood, but it is especially important for K-12 students because it helps develop brain function. […]

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5 Ways to Fend Off Negative Stress in Classrooms and Students

Contributed by Meghan Sullivan “Biology exam Friday, project due Monday, volleyball game Saturday morning.” Written in assignment notebooks across the nation, students’ to-do lists can seem never-ending and spark a great deal of stress. To make matters worse, a lack of sleep or a conflict at home could bring outside stress into the classroom as well. Teachers face similar stressors working in an academic environment. Papers to grade, lessons to plan, and other administrative tasks […]

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