TEACHERS BLOG

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3.12
Teachers know they make a difference. But, few things are more gratifying than hearing, "I got here because of you."
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2.25
There are heroes among us. Nominate a special teacher or student to receive the 2014 Elmer Award.
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2.25
Elmer's Teacher Tool Kit Grant applications are available now. Find out how to fund a creative classroom learning proje
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2.15
At some point, someone decided that we needed to get serious about education. And now things are about to get messy...
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2.11
The 21st century skills our high school graduates need have evolved to problem-solving and teamwork. The irony is that w
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2.4
In the preschool classroom, social-emotional skill building includes a developmentally appropriate, child-centered envir
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1.24
If we want to change the negative perception of education, we need to recognize the good things that are happening in ou
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1.23
At a time when many kids view Facebook as a bulletin board for instagram selfies, relationship updates, and YouTube link
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1.16
Science fair can be overwhelming for teachers, parents, and students. But with the right resources, you can set them up
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1.9
At a time when our teacher dissatisfaction is increasing along with the scrutiny of our education system, what has happe
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1.2
Grants may seem a little intimidating, but you just need to know where to look and how to ask for what you want to put a
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12.10
Every teacher knows that secret delicious feeling that comes with the weather warning crawling across the bottom of the
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12.10
The only thing worse than science was science fair. My students hated learning it more than I hated teaching it. And t
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11.19
Download a free 22-page instructional unit that allows students in grades K-5 to explore adhesives in the world around t
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11.18
As yet another standards evolution is at the forefront of educational reform, and teachers focus on increasing rigor and
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11.11
With Thanksgiving on the horizon, gratitude will once again be part of many conversations, classroom projects, family tr
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11.1
It's heartwarming and inspiring to meet great teachers doing great things. Elmer's spotlight is shining brightly on two
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10.28
Elmer's is gathering insights about back-to-school supply lists as well as those supplies you request throughout the yea
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10.23
Recent research suggests that fine motor skills at the preschool level are highly predictive of academic success in elem
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10.11
Every once in awhile, we like to surprise a few of our Facebook fans and share a little package of Elmer's fun. No str
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10.9
A growing number of schools are trying to address childhood obesity by implementing BMI tests or "Fat Reports" as studen
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10.3
We love to surprise teachers with a little something to make you smile. If you see your name above, please message us o
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10.2
Every now and again, I meet kids that are so bright, articulate, and passionate about learning, I am stunned in amazemen
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9.27
At a time when everyone is quick to criticize our schools by pointing out all of the potholes and orange barrels on the
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9.24
College students need teacher insights for their Capstone project. Can you spare a few minutes to help them?
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9.23
Despite the plethora of research that shows a direct correlation between parental involvement with student achievement,
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9.5
As you make the instructional shift to the CCSS this year, it is essential to provide parents with the information they
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8.21
The start of school is filled with a range of emotions, and students will arrive at your door with hopeful optimism that
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8.15
How many times has your lesson been disrupted by the never-ending roar of a pencil sharpener? How many times have you c
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8.7
Beyond the bulletin boards and bookshelves, this is the time to think about all those things we want to do better this y
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7.31
Whether you’re eager for the new school year or clutching the last few days of vacation with white knuckles, it’s that t
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7.26
Many of you took a few minutes to set up your account explore the new Elmer's Teachers Club. We're always looking for w
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7.20
Kids sometimes teach us how important it is to try to see things through their lens. What and how we teach them through
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7.17
Do you know a student who deserves special recognition for making your school or community a better place? Nominations
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7.15
Elmer's knows that a teacher's most valuable resource is time. While there are a lot of sites for teachers out there, w
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6.28
Take a few minutes and tell us why you chose to be a teacher and we might just surprise you with a little something to m
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6.21
Teachers have the highest burnout rate of any public service profession, and "getting past the guilt" is a common challe
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5.24
Ask any teacher - the end of the school year is a crazy time. But there are a few simple strategies that may help you ma
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4.24
Every now and again, you meet a kid with so much promise it is both inspiring and amazing. These are the kids that just
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4.9
Congratulations to Mr. Scobie Puchtler and his students at Puget Sound Community School for winning top awards in the Po
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3.26
A shift in the Common Core Standards calls on teachers of all subjects to support the literacy development of students.
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3.5
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the average teacher’s salary in 2010-2011 was $54,945. Let’s
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2.25
Recently, I had the pleasure of delivering a professional development workshop on Common Core Standards at Bethesda Luth
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2.6
With all of the rhetoric about education reform, every once in awhile it is refreshing when someone puts it into perspec
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1.28
Several weeks ago, we asked, Who has your back?  Who is the teacher that welcomes collaboration, encourag
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1.24
Valentines, sweet treats, and, of course, a fun box or bag to collect them in.  Kids everywhere will be looking for
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1.11
The new year is symbolic for many of us.  It's a time to reflect on the past and set new goals for the future. &nbs
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1.8
Statistics show that only 8% of people who set a New Year's resolution will actually follow through. Here are four comm
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12.17
In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, we all mourn the incomprehensible loss and struggle to find words to adequately e
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12.14
  What is the ideal teacher gift?  Over 2,500 teachers participated in an online poll asking that very questio
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12.10
Imagine teaching in a school with no principal.  What if the school was run like a law firm, where the teachers wor
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12.6
In the mad scramble to get everything done for the holidays, classroom gifts are on lots of lists.  Classroom gift-
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11.28
One of the key shifts in the Common Core Standards is to provide more opportunities for students to discover information
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11.20
Dear Teacher,  This time of year, we're reminded to think about those things for which we are truly grateful.  
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11.13
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has introduced a new measurement of national prosperity, focusing on the “happines
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11.12
Walk on the left, stand on the right. It seems like a simple rule, but one often broken. Racing through the airport as I
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11.5
Like many of you, I watched television coverage of the devastating impact Hurricane Sandy had on people in the northeast
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10.30
It was October 31, 1997.  My first Halloween party.  As a fourth grade teacher.  Perhaps m
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10.24
Several weeks agao, I had the great privilege of attending the Kids in Need Foundation Gala to honor some very special p
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10.19
That is what education historian, former Assistant U.S. Secretary of Education, and author Dr. Diane Ravitch said recent
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10.8
Recently, I had lunch with an old teaching colleague of mine.  Kelly is a second grade teacher in Ohio, and she and
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9.19
  I recently read an ED News Daily blog post by Robyn Shulman entitled Unemployed at 10 Years Old:  Stifling C
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9.19
So, you finally made it!  You have your own classroom – four walls in which to create the most inspiring lear
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9.19
If storage is valuable real-estate in your classroom, you’re not alone.  One of the biggest organizational ch
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