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School Stores Take Little Work to Bring Big Benefits

School store equals big benefitsIf school stores can help raise funds and teach academic skills, then why do some sponsors hold back from opening school stores of their own? A few myths are commonly cited as the main obstacles causing teachers to hesitate. While one must consider the location, cost, and operation of a school store...

What are the most important qualities of an educator?

What are the most important qualities of an educator?

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We received a ton of great answers to the question "What are the most important qualities of an educator?"

Here are 10 of our favorite answers:

“An educator should be honest, trustworthy, and understanding. To be the best teacher you must unders...

The Magic of Dr. Seuss

The Magic of Dr. Seuss

For more than five decades, Dr. Seuss published children's books that will undoubtedly remain literary staples for posterity. Born Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr. Seuss developed a love for reading and word play from his mother Henrietta Seuss Geisel. His creativity may have been inspired by frequent tr...

Fidget Toys in the Classroom

Fidget Toys in the Classroom

What Are Fidget Toys?

When focusing in class becomes a problem, you may want to turn to fidget toys for help. Fidget toys can be toys and school supplies that appeal to the senses and may help students manage their behavior—especially their attention—while in class. Squeeze toys are familiar type...

Exploring the Five Senses

Exploring the 5 senses

We learn everything about our world by perceiving information through our five senses. When teaching your class about the five senses, be sure to stimulate your students' very own senses for pure educational fun. Include activities that require them to use their noses, hands, eyes, mouths, and ear...

Never a Goodbye for Hello Kitty®

Hello Kitty Notebooks

What began as a silk factory has grown into a globally-recognized company for its ability to manufacture cuteness. In the early 1960s, Yamanashi Silk company founder Shintaro Tsuji ventured into making rubber sandals. He quickly learned his product had greater market potential when painted flowers...