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Five Lesson Plans You Can Use on the State of the Union

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, February 11, 2013 - 8:49am

President Obama is scheduled to give his State of the Union address to congress and the nation tonight at 9 p.m. eastern time. You and your students may watch the speech live on GPB at that time. Here are five lesson...

Today’s “Kindness Idea” is to smile at 10 strangers.

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Heather Neal - Monday, February 11, 2013 - 4:56am

Random Acts of Kindness Week It is officially Random Acts of Kindness Week. Sponsored by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAKF), the goal is to “inspire people to practice kindness and pass it on to others.”...

Skype uses internet connection to communicate.

Tech Thursday: Skype on a Sick Day

Krystyn Busby - Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 5:11am

Recently, one Georgia teacher’s child fell victim to the flu, so she did what was necessary and stayed home with her son. Fortunately, a substitute teacher was available to continue the lesson plans that were...

The Education Department says inclusion includes school athletics; img via Paralympics Medal Quest (blog 2012)

County Champions... In More Than One Way

Christina Butler - Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 8:40am

Recently in the news, the Education Department has declared that students with disabilities must be given a chance at school sports. Christina Butler is a Georgia Educator already implementing the rule with her student...

Digital Learning Day is February 6

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 7:54am

Digital Learning Day is February 6. It’s a national campaign that brings attention to teachers and students who are successfully integrating technology in the classroom for efficient and innovative learning. How are...

Black History Month 2013

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, February 1, 2013 - 6:46am

February is Black History month. Some say that this special month is no longer necessary because African American history should be taught throughout the year. That argument minimizes the historic significance of the...

Teacher By Day, Student By Night

Yun Mi Park - Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 11:00am

Sarah Grace Smith is a graduate student in Augusta State University’s Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education program who will be completing her student teaching in Spring 2013. She received degrees in...

Don Wettrick (middle) has created The Focus Show Online, finding outstanding classrooms using social media.

Tech Thursday: Don Wettrick and The Focus Show Online

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 5:52am

If you don’t love Twitter, you should. Through Twitter you can meet and make contact with some of the most intriguing, energetic and inspiring educators across the country who are doing amazing things worth imitating -...

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Do you like..? There's a STEM Career for That

Lisa M. Zunzanyika - Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 5:39am

Say the words "Science", "Technology", "Engineering", and "Math" (STEM) to some people and the response is either blank stares of incomprehension or looks of abject fear. Now say those same words to today's girls and...

No Name-Calling Week

Heather Neal - Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 7:11am

At times it seems like there really is a day to honor anything – hot dog day, hug day, high five day. Those types of things can be fun reminders to enjoy the mundane, the normal. Then there are week-long honors and...

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