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A Personal Touch Makes all the Difference

Assisting Future Stars Kits

Deborah Leonard is the director of Assisting Future Stars, a non-profit dedicated to providing schools and classrooms across the country with the supplies they need to better accommodate homeless and disadvantaged children. Teachers often use their own time and money to get these supplies, but Ass...

Spring Break Vacation from Routine, Not Learning

Spring Break Vacation from Routine, Not Learning

It is never too early to begin planning for spring break and, for teachers, these plans often include homework for students to complete during the vacation. As one can imagine, not every student nor parent supports assignments that are given for completion during spring break—even when the assignm...

Text Speak Threatens Effective Communication

Text Speak Threatens Effective Communication

The ease with which we communicate today is unlike that of any previous generation. Our belongings include home phones, cell phones, tablets, desktops, and laptops—all essential devices for staying in contact with others. With our gadgets in hand and WiFi nearby, we can send a message to almost an...