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Source4Teachers Ranks in Top 10 of SIA's Fastest Growing U.S. Staffing Firms

December 15, 2016

Source4Teachers joined the nation’s top ten fastest-growing staffing firms, placing 7th on the Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) 2016 List. The list ranks 112 qualifying firms throughout the United States based on their compound annual growth rates from 2011 through 2015, excluding acquisitions.

Click here to read the full press release.

Create Your Own Holiday: A Fun Holiday Writing Prompt

December 15, 2016

Writing prompts are an ideal go-to activity when you have extra time to fill in the classroom. Since they require very little preparation or materials, we recommend keeping a handful of versatile prompts in your teaching toolkit.

Seven Pre-Holiday Survival Tips for Substitutes

December 12, 2016

The final weeks leading up to winter break are a challenge for teachers and substitutes alike. Classrooms are abuzz with holiday anticipation, schedules are out-of-whack, and it can be difficult to keep students focused on their studies. While it may be tempting to go on autopilot for the rest of the year, we have seven tips to help keep the holidays merry, bright – and productive! 

K-W-L: An effective teaching strategy

December 7, 2016

If you ever find yourself looking for an interactive twist to a reading assignment, don’t forget about the K-W-L chart. This classic teaching strategy helps students better tune-in to their reading and can be done as a class, in small groups, or individually. First, you'll need a chart with 3 columns, labeled K, W, and L:

Potential Benefits of Bilingual Education

December 5, 2016

Bilingual education is a hot topic in modern education research. Traditional English Language Learning (ELL) programs once focused on hasty assimilation to "English-only" while some newer models teach full curriculum in two languages to all students from a young age. While approaches are widely debated, research does suggest certain benefits to bilingual education.

Trump's Pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos

December 1, 2016

Last week, President-elect Donald Trump offered the position of Secretary of Education to conservative activist, Betsy DeVos. A billionaire GOP donor and philanthropist from Michigan, DeVos is known to be a strong proponent of school choice, charter schools, and voucher programs. 

In Washington Post article Trump Picks Billionaire Betsy DeVos, School Voucher Advocate, as Education Secretary, Emma Brown writes: "Trump’s pick has intensified what already was a polarized debate about school choice. Advocates for such choice see in the Trump administration an extraordinary opportunity to advance their cause on a national scale, whereas teachers unions and many Democrats fear an unprecedented and catastrophic attack on public schools, which they see as one of the nation’s bedrock civic institutions." 

So, what's in store for education?
If you're interested in what the experts have to say, Education Week is streaming a live event from George Washington University on their website today (Thursday, December 1, 2016) from 1pm - 5pm: Beyond the 2016 Elections: What's ahead for PreK - 12? Click the link to read more about the event schedule, topics, and speakers.

Trump's Education Transition Team

November 22, 2016

Are you curious to see what President-elect Donald Trump's plans for education are?

This article from Education Week provides a brief overview of the leading players of Trump's education transition team. Their backgrounds may help us hypothesize what's in store for K-12 education in the near future.

Follow the link to read more:
Get to Know Donald Trump's Transition Team

Source4Teachers Sub Paints World Map with Students

November 17, 2016

We'd like to highlight one of our substitutes for a job well done! While working as a permanent substitute for the North Kingstown School Department in Rhode Island, Natalie O'Neil took on the world! That is – she and her students at Davisville Academy painted a map of the world. As you can see below, the project was a great success!

Nice job, Natalie!

2016 MissionOne Impact Award Goes to Theresa Sever

November 16, 2016

Source4Teachers' sister company, MissionOne, today awarded its annual Impact Award to Burlington Township School District paraprofessional, Theresa (Terri) Sever. The award was announced on Education Support Professional’s Day, part of the National Education Association’s (NEA) Annual American Education Week.

The Top 12 Presidents to Influence Education

November 8, 2016

In honor of Election Day, we wanted to share this article from TeachHub.com in which William B. C. Roberts highlights the top 12 presidents who influenced education.