Education

  • Celebrating Our Teachers: Teacher Appreciation Week 2017

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    Every year, Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated during the first full week of May. During Teacher Appreciation Week, there is an outpouring of acknowledgement and gratitude around the country for all that teachers do. Teachers go to great lengths to help everyone in his or her class, purchasing school supplies, bringing their work home with them, and providing emotional support to struggling students. We asked different teachers what they love most about teaching, and the different resources that can be utilized to support teachers.  Continue reading

  • How To Create A Makerspace

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    “Makerspace” – this buzzword pops up frequently at education conferences, seminars, and trade shows. While makerspaces add a great deal of value for students, the challenge is in knowing precisely what a makerspace is, what it entails, the tools it should feature, and how to get started.

    Eduporium is a BoardShare partner that sells the educational technology that’s ideal for makerspaces. They have helped numerous teachers and librarians by supplying design suggestions, product advice, and implementation strategies. Irina Tuule, co-founder and VP of Strategy and Communications at Eduporium, recently spoke with Natalie Dolan, BoardShare’s marketing and sales coordinator, and provided some answers to the big questions teachers have about makerspaces. Continue reading

  • How To Help Students Living In Poverty

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    Educators work tirelessly to ensure that all children learn, grow, and succeed. They devote themselves to their students, and will go to great lengths to help a child in need. Many students struggle academically, or have trouble connecting to their peers. For thousands of other students, however, they struggle with another issue – poverty.  According to the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), roughly 16 million children and teenagers in the United States—1 in every 5—live below the federal poverty line. Nineteen percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 live below the poverty line. Teenagers from lower socioeconomic backgrounds demonstrate lower academic achievement, are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression, and are more likely to drop out of school. What measures can be taken to ensure academic success for students living in poverty? Continue reading

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