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2016 Election: Match the Candidate to Their Quote on Education

Test your knowledge! Match the politician to the quote. (Answers below!)

While still almost 18 months away, it’s already starting to feel like election season. As politicians announce their candidacy and begin shaping or establishing their platforms on foreign policy and the economy, we decided to take a look at their stances on education. From the Common Core to school choice and everything in between, these presidential hopefuls are making their opinions heard on stumps around the country. To get you acquainted with the potential Commanders in Chief, we pulled a quote from each of the announced candidates as of June 25. Now it’s your turn to match the 17 announced candidates to their quotes.

Presidential Candidates (with a randomly assigned letter):

  • A. G…
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Teach100 Mentors on School Year Wrap-Up

Congratulations teachers and administrators on surviving another school year!

With the end of the year drawing nigh, we asked our Teach100 Mentors what their most--and least--favorite parts of the school-year wrap up are.

Managing restless students, final grades/report cards/paperwork, and year end assessments top the list of "most dreaded end-of-year tasks," but our survey-takers are also looking forward to some much-needed time to do some learning themselves.

To be exact, 68% of our survey responders are planning on reading a job-related book this summer, 58% will attend a job-related conference, and 32% are going to take a class of their own this summer. Teach100 Mentors are a very dedicated bunch! Of course, 11% report that they'll still be working (womp womp), while anothe…

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Teach100 Mentors on Required Mental Health Training for Educators

We asked our Teach100 Mentors in a survey if they'd ever had to deal with a mental health issue on the job, and startlingly, every responder answered "Yes."

With that in mind, it's easy to understand the logic behind a new bill passed in Montana recommending school employees (not just teachers) receive mental health and/or suicide awareness training.

This legislation is, for now, just in Montana, but similar laws already exist for teachers in Tennessee and other states, requiring the training in order for teachers to stay licensed. And it's no wonder there's concern around this issue: nearly all responders to our survey reported encountering…

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From Teacher to School Counselor: 8 Questions With Andrea Burston

8 QUESTIONS is a new series of interviews with teachers who have effectively transitioned their classroom skills into new and exciting careers in the field of education. We at Teach.com believe that teaching is a rigorous and diverse classroom in and of itself; the skills learned “in the trenches” can translate into an exciting portfolio of professional options. From education tech to consulting, the only “X factor” is where you want to go — our interviews hope to shine a light on the steps it takes to get there.

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Finding Your Niche: Teach100 Mentors Talk Transitions

Most teachers have asked their students at one point, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" But do they ever ask themselves the same question?

The reality for most of those working in education is that finding your niche--your subject, grade level, specialty, etc--is a gradual process. That's probably why most of our Teach100 mentors (58% of those who took our most recent survey) reported having worked four or more jobs in education. Sometimes it takes some trial and error to discover what you like, what you're good at, and what type of environment you want to do your job in.

With that in mind, we asked our Teach100 Mentors

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From Teacher to PhD Student: 8 Questions With Scott Haselwood

8 QUESTIONS is a new series of interviews with teachers who have effectively transitioned their classroom skills into new and exciting careers in the field of education. We at Teach.com believe that teaching is a rigorous and diverse classroom in and of itself; the skills learned “in the trenches” can translate into an exciting portfolio of professional options. From education tech to consulting, the only “X factor” is where you want to go — our interviews hope to shine a light on the steps it takes to get there.

1. What's your name, location and career path?

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Using Crowdfunding To Motivate Students

The following is a guest post from Teach100 blogger Carissa Peck

When I read about motivating students, a lot of it comes down to things that I as the teacher am supposed to do, including:

  • Reinforcing positive behavior
  • Providing options for student assignments
  • Planning lessons around student interests
  • Providing students with positive reinforcement (i.e., pizza parties, stickers, extra credit)

The list goes on.


These teacher-focused motivation tools got me thinking — if I want my students to be motivated, why am I the one putting in all of the effort to keep them motivated? They should be intrinsically motivated, …

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