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    10 Things Not To Say at Your School Staff Holiday Party

    The staff holiday party. You either love it or hate it (or you’re asking yourself, “What’s a staff holiday party?”). At its best, the staff holiday party is a great opportunity to let loose and enjoy time with colleagues. That being said, there are some pitfalls you’ll want to avoid. I’m here to help with […] More

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    Should Students Be Allowed To Wear These Shirts?

    If you teach middle or high school, you know there’s always going to be students who LOVE a provocative T-shirt. And these things seem to come in waves. Right now, the hotly debated clothing in our Principal Life group on Facebook are shirts that say “I Heart Hot Moms” or “I Heart Hot Dads.” And […] More

  • What are Alternative Schools? #buzzwordsexplained

    What Are Alternative Schools? An Overview for Teachers & Parents

    Educators know that every student has a different learning style. Many styles fit in well in traditional public or private schools, but sometimes that’s just not the case. When a child has specific needs that can’t be met in a traditional school setting, they might be a good candidate for an alternative school. But what […] More

  • What are Alternative Schools? #buzzwordsexplained

    What Are Alternative Schools? An Overview for Teachers & Parents

    Educators know that every student has a different learning style. Many styles fit in well in traditional public or private schools, but sometimes that’s just not the case. When a child has specific needs that can’t be met in a traditional school setting, they might be a good candidate for an alternative school. But what […] More

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    11 Things I Learned Asking Teachers About Cafeteria Food

    Earlier this week, I asked teachers to share their favorite and least favorite cafeteria foods. I thought I could anticipate the responses I’d get. Favorite: rectangle pizza. Worst: turkey tetrazzini. My friends, I walked away with a wealth of culinary knowledge I could have never anticipated. 1. I added four new foods to my vocabulary: […] More

  • Paired image to illustrate teachers talking about the cafeteria food at their school

    11 Things I Learned Asking Teachers About Cafeteria Food

    Earlier this week, I asked teachers to share their favorite and least favorite cafeteria foods. I thought I could anticipate the responses I’d get. Favorite: rectangle pizza. Worst: turkey tetrazzini. My friends, I walked away with a wealth of culinary knowledge I could have never anticipated. 1. I added four new foods to my vocabulary: […] More

  • Jobs for former teachers including a male UX designer working on a computer and a female event planner setting a table at a wedding while holding a notebook.

    31 Best Jobs for Former Teachers

    Are there jobs for former teachers that don’t take place in the classroom? Of course there are! Facilitating learning can take place in a myriad of different settings and in different industries. Education in all its forms impacts lives. The sad reality is, more teachers than ever are opting out of the traditional classroom for […] More

  • This Month at DE: December

    This Month at DE: December

    December is full of exciting events and holidays—from Christmas and Hanukkah to Computer Education Week and International Mountain Day—that highlight our phenomenal world! Invite your students to see just how phenomenal it truly is through these engaging and timely learning resources. Albert Whitman & Co Stories Grades K-5 When Albert Whitman was founded more than […] More

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