Ideas to Incorporate Saint Patrick’s Day Into Your Classroom

Bring On The Luck of the Irish! Decorating  the classroom is often one of the more enjoyable parts of being a teacher.  One of the keys to creating a classroom that is engaging and interactive for your students is to incorporate seasonal themes into your room.  The month of March brings us the arrival of [...]

CSS teams with Chicago Public Schools to participate in Real Men Read program

Hello all! It has been a long time since I’ve written here. I hope everybody had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Part of what I do in a day at CSS involves spending an hour per month at a local school, reading out loud to a classroom. The program is called Real Men Read. It started a [...]

Chicago Public Schools announces final school action recommendations – Four schools removed from original school closings list

Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Ron Huberman announced today that four schools have been taken off the list of proposed school actions — closures, phase-outs, consolidations and turnarounds — following a series of public and community hearings and his review of testimony and the reports of independent hearing officers. A fifth school which was originally [...]

NCLB Title IV – Educators hold schoolwide event to discuss bullying

Educators at a Massachusetts school helped students understand how to identify bullying on campus at a school-wide event Monday that included a presentation as well as role-playing activities. Teachers followed up with classroom Open Circle discussions where students could share their experiences. The anti-bullying lessons follow criminal assault charges filed against an 11-year-old girl accused [...]

More Tips For An A+ Science Fair Display: Science Fair “Dos and Don’ts”

Young scientists everywhere are preparing to shine and compete with other students in the Science and Technology fields in Science Fairs hosted by schools and organizations all over the country.   Science Fair Sanity is a great resource for students and teachers and offers hints, tips, tricks, and examples that will assist you in developing [...]

Classroom eBook of the Month: Winter Olympics Activities

Last October, Schoodoodle.com introduced supplemental classroom curriculum books in the form of eBooks into our online store and library.  We began with 5,000 eBooks for teachers to download, share and use in their classrooms.  The demand has been so great- that we have doubled our selection in just a few months.  We now offer over [...]

Who is Hiring: Richland School District Two – Superintendent of Schools

To find out more CLICK HERE to visit ASCD.org Job Title: Superintendent of Schools Company: Richland School District Two Date Posted: 1/15/10 Location: Columbia, SC Job Title: Teacher/Curriculum and Instructional Designer Company: DreamBox Learning, Inc. Date Posted: 2/2/10 Location: Bellevue, WA Job Title: K-12 School Teacher Company: The International Educator Date Posted: 2/2/10 Location: Worldwide, [...]

What is a Teaching Safari And How is Related to Chicago School Supply?

Someone once asked me how Teaching Safari became a part of Chicago School Supply.  I explained that Teaching Safari is a service we added after hearing feedback from our clients. Building Relationships: One of the most important tasks for any small business is to build solid relationships with their customers- this is especially important when [...]