For Science Students, More Resources Mean More Opportunities

In Joy McCook’s high school science classroom, learning is all about hands-on discovery. Joy’s students come to her with hypotheses and propose experiments to test them. Her response? “As long as we feel it’s safe, we’ll do it.” Running a classroom this way requires a great deal of resources, such as test tubes, oxygen kits […]

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Technology Would Help Special Ed Students Find Independence

As a Special Education teacher at Auburn Elementary School, Alexandria Lorentz is a much-needed advocate for her students. Alexandria works with students in Kindergarten through fifth grade, meaning she must cater to many different levels and learning styles. Consequently, she spent over $1000 during her first year teaching. Alexandria knew she wanted to help people […]

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Welcome Jaea!

We’re excited to announce the arrival of Jaea, our new Program Coordinator! Jaea is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she studied Communications and Family Social Sciences. This fall she received her Master’s in Public and Nonprofit Administration from Metropolitan State University. Her love for nonprofits motivated her to pursue administrative management work. […]

Teacher Raises Test Scores with Fun Books and Apple Cider

How did teacher Mairead Beane see her 10th graders progress their reading levels by two years? She gave them a comfortable space to read books they enjoyed. Mairead Beane taught 10th and 11th grade Literature at Minneapolis College Preparatory School, where many of her students would be the first in their families to attend college. Though […]

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Make Your Students All-Stars with Multiplication Baseball

It’s December, so we know that focus is not the most bountiful trait in your classroom. Unfortunately for teachers, learning still has to (somehow) happen. Luckily, our intern Gino has a great idea for a way to practice multiplication in a way even your December students can engage in. Multiplication baseball is a game students […]

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Classroom Funds Allow Teacher’s Vision to Become Reality

High school teacher Laurie Rodriguez was shocked to find out that she was one of the teachers granted a $2,500 award through the Farmers Insurance Thank America’s Teachers program. “I didn’t expect to win because usually I don’t win anything I apply for,” Laurie shared. “Then one day I was checking my email and my kids […]

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3D Printing & the Classroom: Three Misconceptions You Should Forget

Not long ago, 3D printers were a tool of the future. Now, MakerBot Desktop 3D printers are installed in over 5,000 schools across the U.S. You may think 3D printing isn’t a fit for your classroom. Before you make that decision, we’d like to clear up a few misconceptions. 3D printing can help students to think […]

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Teacher Uses Supplies to Get Students Excited About Math

As a student, Jameson Ivey struggled with math. As a math teacher, she incorporates fun activities to engage her students during class. “I could probably teach with just a textbook and a plain piece of paper but it’s not engaging.” Ivey teaches sixth grade math to about 100 students per year at Battle Creek Middle […]

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Welcome Gino!

We’re excited to announce the arrival of Gino, our new Writing Intern! Gino is a senior at Hamline University studying Communication and Digital Media Arts. He aspires to be a journalist and also has experience working with elementary students as a Page Scholar for the Page Education Foundation. For the past few years, Gino has volunteered at Hamline […]

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