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American STEM Education Infographic Featured in Media Planet!

Some exciting news here at Teach.com: Our American STEM Education Infographic  has been featured in the June 2012 Media Planet supplement in the Washington Post! Media Planet is a publication that partners with newspapers, websites, advertisers, journalists, and celebrities to bring engaging, educational editorial content to a wide audience.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and represents a crucial area of education. STEM plays a…

Teaching on Military Bases

The U.S. government is regularly looking for teachers to work abroad. The children of military service members who are stationed overseas are educated at schools administered by the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). The DoDEA, which is headquartered in Virginia, is a civilian branch of the Department of Defense that oversees more than 190 Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) in 12 foreign countries, seven states, Puerto Rico and Guam. In addition to the children from military families, these fully-accredited schools are attended by the children of civilian employees of the Department of Defense. More than 86,000 students are serv…

Summer Reading Flowchart: What Should You Read On Your Break?

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Summer is right around the corner, which means most schools will be letting out and students will be busy with family vacations, summer camp and a myriad of other activities. With research finding that children who do not read over the summer may lose up to three months of reading progress, it’s important to encourage your students to pick up a few books during the hot months ahead.

To help encourage high school students to find a book of their choice, we’ve compiled a list of 101 books to kick off your learners’ summer reading. Interested in finding fiction vs. non-fiction books? Would you like to find classical or conte…

Guide to Kickstarter for Teachers

Crowdfunding is a relatively new online development that allows a large group of unknown individuals to each contribute a small amount of money to help a cause reach its funding goal.Kickstarter -- a micro-funding website that TIME magazine called one of the 50 best inventions of 2010 -- has become a top source for funding creative projects. Inventors, artists, writers, filmmakers and musicians have received funding on the site. Now many teachers have discovered that they can fund education projects on Kickstarter.

Anyone can post a project on Kickstarter. Projects can be any size, serious or silly, innovative or traditional. What …

Startup Bus: Teacher Tally

Educators who aspire to be entrepreneurs will be interested in student Teddy Worcester's recent experiences on the StartupBus. Teddy, an economics major at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, comes from a family of public school educators and has always been interested in alternative teaching methods. He recently was part of a team that conceived of a teacher assessment tool called Teacher Tally. He described his startup experiences on his blog and has given us permission to share his story here. First, some background information on StartupBus is in order: Imagin…

The Rise of the AP [INFOGRAPHIC]

As the 2012 school year begins to wind down, many students across the country are diligently preparing for Advanced Placement exams in 34 different subject areas. AP courses are designed to help high school students acquire the skills and study habits essential for success in college. With test dates running from May 7 through May 25, AP students are poised to hit the ground running when beginning their post-secondary careers, should they earn a score high enough to gain them college credit.

In keeping with the testing season, we are very excited to launch an infographic that highlights the progress made within AP curricula over the past decade. Our graphic, “The Rise of the AP,” shares information and statistics from the College Board’s 8th Annual "AP Report to the Nation."

We encourage you to share the graphic below with teachers, classmates and friends who might be prepping for an AP exam…