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October 19, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS As teachers, we’re tasked with molding students into intelligent, productive citizens. That includes more than just homework. Volunteering is a wonderful trait to instill in students, and at the very least, looks great on a college application, … Continued

Monday by the numbers

July 13, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS This week’s MBTN looks at inspiring TED videos for educators, how to sabotage your resume, saving for college, and free ebooks on personal finance. More after the jump.

Monday by the numbers

April 20, 2009

20 Kids * 20 Kites * 20 Minutes From the Big Wind Kite Factory in Hawaii, this link provides a complete rundown of instructions and supplies to get 20 of your students building kites and getting them in the air … Continued

Useful advice for college applicants

March 16, 2009

A lot of your graduating students will head off to college this fall. They’ll get lots of advice from you, their parents and their guidance counselors, some of which may even listen to. If you’ve a mind to meddle without … Continued

Monday by the numbers

March 2, 2009

The 15 Strangest College Courses In America “Underwater Basket Weaving” is apparently a real class. So is “Philosophy and Star Trek,” “The Science of Harry Potter,” and “Arguing with Judge Judy: Popular ‘Logic’ on TV Judge Shows.” These are actual … Continued

Monday by the Numbers

February 2, 2009

Well, it looks like Ol’ Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, so that means six more weeks of winter. Not to worry, though, as here’s a list of lists to keep you warm. 5 Steps to Becoming a Teacher – The … Continued

Check out the Internet Public Library Teenspace

October 3, 2008

The folks at the Internet Public Library know what every good public librarian knows: Teens need their own space. Teens are loud and opinionated, and they need to be convinced that hanging out in the library is worth their time. … Continued

Monday by the numbers

August 11, 2008

Top 100 Language Blogs: Whether you teach a foreign language or English as a second language, you’ll want to pay a visit to these language blogs. You’ll find useful info about food, travel and culture. And, you know, words too. … Continued

Tuesday by the Numbers

August 5, 2008

Five Rules for Better PowerPoint Presentations -Michael Hyatt’s blog, Working Smart, has these 5 great tips to spice up your next PowerPoint. The article is written from a business perspective, but that doesn’t mean these tips won’t help you when … Continued