The Teachers’ Lounge: How do you keep your most accomplished students engaged?

Congratulations to Amanda Koonlaba, our randomly selected winner from last month’s questions! Email [email protected] to claim your $25.

If you missed last month’s question, check out all the great responses about art curriculum here. Would you like advice from teachers across the nation? Submit your questions here.

Question of the Month (comment with your response on the corresponding Facebook post for a chance to win $25 for your classroom):

“How do I keep my most accomplished students “with me” without them dominating a discussion?” -Anonymous 

Featured Contest:  Verizon Innovative App Challengescreen-shot-2016-09-18-at-1-48-46-pm

The app challenge is a nationwide contest in which middle and high school students are challenged to develop concepts for mobile apps that solve a problem in their community. No coding skills are required.

State winners receive $5000 for their school/club and mobile tablets for all team members. National winners receive $15,000, in-person coding training from MIT experts, and an all-expenses-paid trip to the National TSA Conference for each team member and a parent/guardian in the summer.

Submission deadline is November 18. 

Featured Grant: First Year Teacher Fund in Twin Cities, MN & Columbus, OH

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Do you work in the Twin Cities or Columbus (OH)? Are there first year teachers in your school who could use a hand? If they register soon, they’ll be eligible to receive extra funds to get them on their feet during this difficult first year. No extra work is required, but teachers must be registered to be included–tell your friends!