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In Her Own Words - One Teacher's Support for Full Day Kindergarten Funding

Education remains a huge part of the national debate - how do we fund it, maintain competitive teacher salaries, encourage thoughtful learning, teach to the test and fairly equalize learning opportunities for all American children? In Colorado,…

Ron Wright was the Right Teacher - Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

Up until my sophomore year of high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do. Most people can probably say that, in one way or another. "I don't know what I want to do after high school/college/this job." I've heard hundreds of people say something…

In Celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week

It's Teacher Appreciation Week, so I want to mention some teachers who were extra-special to me. In elementary school, my second grade teacher, Mrs. Helen Harrod, was a wonderful role model.  I knew, on the first day of school, that we…

The Teacher That Made a Difference in My Life #ThankaTeacher

It's no secret we love teachers at Steve Spangler Science. Ask anyone and they will share a story about a teacher who made a difference in their life. Whether it was motivating to rise above, helping to understand a difficult concept or just…
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Show Your Teacher Appreciation and Enter to Win a Wish List or Gift Certificate

April 29, 2014 - Updated.  The contest period has closed. Congrats to our winners - Kate from Silver Spring, MD won a $50 gift certificate Susan from Hammond, LA won her Wish List Teachers come in all shapes and sizes. They engage young minds,…

Top 10 Inexpensive Ways to Show Your Teacher Appreciation

A teacher isn't just an instructor. They are a mentor, a guide, a counselor, a protector and a large part of the village kids need to grow up grandly. This May, show your teacher appreciation without breaking the bank. Parents - We've…

Teachers Save 20% - Thanks for All You Do in the Education of Our Children

You teach because you love it, and we love that you teach. To teach is to envision the future. To inspire. To encourage. To challenge. To impart wonder. To build a foundation for a lifetime of learning. Sometimes, it may feel like the passion…

Teaching Then and Now - How Have Things Changed?

By Blog Editor Susan Wells I recently discovered a fun downloadable from the very popular Teachers Pay Teachers site. This printable listed the rules for school marms or teachers in 1872. Educator and blogger Barbara Evans from It's About…
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Pin Your Favorite Teacher Gifts to Give or Receive and Win a $100 Steve Spangler Gift Certificate

Contest Is Closed - Congratulations to our winners #4 & #13 comments - Sarah and Chelsey!           Parents - does your teacher have their fill of mugs, candles and smelly lotion? What are you giving your…
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How to Say Thank You to That Special Teacher

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Every time I help out in the classroom, I am in awe of what my children's teachers do every day. Not only do they have the responsibility of molding, shaping and educating young minds, but they also must deal with…