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16 Best Teaching Tumblrs

If you like reading education blogs, you’re probably already familiar with Teach100; the blog is a great one-stop shop for writing tips from student teachers to school counselors.

But if you’re short on time, microblogs like Tumblrs may be more your speed. Since they’re designed as a way to quickly share — whether it’s thoughts, pictures, or news clippings — Tumblrs are fun and easy to skim, as well as participate in.

Here are a few of our favorite education blogs (in no particular order), ranging from silly to serious, for the next time you need a quick, fun or informative read:

  1. I don’t do, I teach
  2. This blog is mainly a source of hilarious .gifs about the teaching experience, but also answers (h…
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Student Teaching: Teaching Your First Classroom

Your student teaching experience is the first step to becoming a transformative teacher. This time in your education (whether through your Bachelors or Master of Arts in Teaching degree) provides you with hands-on experience in the classroom, and allows you to develop your personal teaching style.

Feeling nervous or apprehensive? Totally normal. The following guest post is from Pro Student Teacher, a blog dedicated to providing aspiring teachers with helpful hints to navigate their student teaching experience and be prepared for their first years of teaching.


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Welcome to Student Teaching

Your student teaching experience is the first step to becoming a transformative teacher. This time in your education (whether through your Bachelors or Master of Arts in Teaching degree) provides you with hands-on experience in the classroom, and allows you to develop your personal teaching style.

Feeling nervous or apprehensive? Totally normal. The following guest post is from Pro Student Teacher, a blog dedicated to providing aspiring teachers with helpful hints to navigate their student teaching experience and be prepared for their first years of teaching.


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10 Coursera Classes to Boost Your Teaching Skills

It’s back to school for your students, but have you considered a few courses for yourself? If you want to acquire tools for helping kids with special needs, get acquainted with helpful ed tech and learn some leadership skills to get closer to that school principal position. With online education site Coursera, you can take free classes to advance your skills and career.

Keep learning! Click on the course title to learn more about these classes, which take place fall through winter:


1. Surviving Your Rookie Year of Teaching: 3 Key Ideas & High Leverage Techniques

  • School: UNSW Australia
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Common Core Standards: Helpful Summer Reading for Teachers

Though many believe the Common Core Standards (also referred to as just the Common Core) are a great tool for teaching American students valuable, real-world knowledge and skills, the onus for translating the standards into lessons has fallen on the shoulders of teachers.

Designed to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, the initiative (currently adopted by 44 out of 50 states) has proven less than digestible for many educators.

Luckily, there’s help — in the form of a little summer reading. Here are a few books designed for teachers to help explain the standards, share activity and lesson plan ideas and troubleshoot common issues with teaching the Common Core (like working with advanced students, or helping kids develop the vocabulary…

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Avoiding The Plagiarism Epidemic in Your Classroom

Plagiarism is a rising issue in today’s schools. According to the Huffington Post, the Pew Research Center recently conducted a poll of college professors and found that plagiarism is “at an all time high among college students.” It’s more important than ever that we educate students on the matters of plagiarism in order to understand how to avoid it.

Defining Plagiarism

Students need to understand exactly what plagiarism is before they are given strategies to avoid it. According to Pearson Prentice Hall, plagiarism is defined as:…

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STEM in the Summer: DNA Learning Center Summer Camp

For many students, the last ring of the school year’s bell is the time when summer learning begins, since many parents and educators recognize the benefits of summer learning to maintain and enhance educational progress. Fortunately, there are many summer learning opportunities, and the growing need for STEM education is a perfect environment to make it happen. One such innovative program in the education space is the DNA Learning Summer Camp—geared for young students and aimed at engaging them in STEM studies.

Why Summer Learning?

Research has proven the benefits of learning over the summer to maintain knowledge retention when it’s time to return to school in the fall. A