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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, too. You can help your students get involved in their community by directing them to […]

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.

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 in 20 minutes. Sounds like a cool springtime project for an elementary art class. Top […]

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 being overbearing, send them to this entry on the findingDulcinea blog, Web Sites Every College […]

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 courses that award actual credit, from universities you’d actually want to go to (Georgetown and […]

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 Apple delivers this list of five things you need to do in order to get […]

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. While the volume element isn’t such an issue in the virtual world, the second part […]

High school teachers work very hard to make sure their students are ready to take the next academic step and enter college with the content knowledge, academic skills, and eagerness to learn that will help them succeed.  Still, even the most successful high school students sometimes struggle, at least initially, as they make the transition […]

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. 50 Tips and Tricks to Create a Learning Space in Second Life: Second Life, that […]

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 teaching the Civil War or Beowulf. One of the more important tidbits of advice is […]