5 Types of People Who Should Consider Substitute Teaching

March 6, 2017

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Becoming a substitute teacher comes with some unique job perks that aren't common elsewhere. Whether you’re enrolled in college, retired, or any life stage in between, substitute teaching is a rewarding (and flexible!) undertaking. 

A Pep Talk for Teachers & Students – from Kid President!

March 1, 2017

Kid President's videos somehow manage to be genuine, silly, and profoundly motivational – all at the same time. We are huge fans! We thought you might enjoy Kid President's Pep Talk for Teachers and Students which we found on SoulPancake's YouTube channel and have included below.

Read Across America Day Read-Aloud Activities

February 27, 2017

This Thursday, March 2, 2017, marks the 20th anniversary of NEA's Read Across America Day! Celebrated on the birthday of beloved children's author, Dr. Seuss, Read Across America Day is the biggest celebration of reading in the U.S. Many schools participate in special programs surrounding Seuss' affable whimsy and his call to instill a deep-seated love for reading in our children. 

10 Transferable Skills of Substitute Teaching

February 21, 2017

It’s no secret that substitute teaching is a logical job choice for those seeking a career in education. But even if your long-term career goals fall outside the education realm, substitute teaching is still an excellent job option due to the wealth of transferable skills you will gain – skills that will give you an edge in both your professional and personal life!

CEO Kendley Davenport Named Among Staffing Industry Review's Top 100 Influencers of 2017

February 18, 2017

We are proud to announce that our CEO, Kendley Davenport, was named among the Staffing Industry Review's 2017 Staffing 100 List. This list recognizes the top 100 influential leaders of the staffing industry throughout North America. According to The Staffing Industry Review, the individuals on this list stand out for being strong leaders, having integrity, never giving up, empowering others, and pursuing excellence. They were honored in the Staffing Industry Review magazine, as well as their website.

Fun Facts about U.S. Presidents in Honor of Presidents' Day

February 16, 2017

The United States observes Presidents' Day on the third Monday of February each year (which means many teachers have a day off this coming Monday). This tradition dates all the way back to 1885, originally established in recognition of George Washington's birthday (Feb. 22nd). The day is now most popularly viewed as a time to celebrate all of our country's presidents and their accomplishments. 

Promoting Kindness in the Classroom

February 14, 2017

Did you know that we're in the midst of National Random Acts of Kindness Week? Kindness is a simple yet impactful quality that sometimes gets overlooked. This week is the perfect opportunity to make a kindness push in your classroom. 

Activities to Celebrate Black History Month

February 9, 2017

As February is Black History Month, this is an excellent time of year to celebrate the culture, heritage, and achievements of African Americans – throughout history and in modern times!

Betsy DeVos Confirmed as U.S. Education Secretary

February 7, 2017

Earlier today, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the 11th Secretary of Education of the United States. DeVos, a billionaire philanthropist from Michigan and advocate of school choice, has been among the most controversial Trump administration cabinet nominees. 

12 Creative Super Bowl Lesson Plans

February 3, 2017

This weekend marks the biggest Sunday in Football – the Super Bowl! Many creative teachers extract teachable moments from popular events like the Super Bowl to incorporate into their lessons.