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Common core
Posted on April 15, 2014 by Dona Helmer
Journey

Yesterday I had the privilege of blogging about Horace Mann's flash-funding of DonorsChoose.org projects on National Teacher Day, May 6.  So today, I'd like to tell you more about myself and let you know all about my journey in getting my classroom projects funded.  Click inside to learn more and to read my recommendations for using the popular DonorsChoose.org website.

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Common core
Posted on April 14, 2014 by Dona Helmer
Teach It Forward

For my inaugural blog post, I get the pleasure of announcing that on Teacher Day, May 6, Horace Mann will fully fund $25,000 worth of projects in schools served by Horace Mann agents.  Consider posting your project on DonorsChoose.org now for the next school year.  Read how my small project made a big difference in my ability to teach.

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Computers
Posted on April 11, 2014 by Amanda Dykes
Blog

The second part of my "Educators Get Connected" series focuses on blogs.  In the late nineties, the word "blog" was coined as a shortened version of the words "web" and "log."  People can use blogs as a kind of diary or journal.  Educators have found their place in the blog world.  Find out more in this blog post. 

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Common core
Posted on April 10, 2014 by Rebecca Hagerman
Focus
A few days ago, I blogged about an article on getting over creative hurdles as the school year winds down.  One reason we hit creative blocks is we can be easily distracted.  Sometimes it's difficult to keep our eyes on the prize.  With a little focus, we can help keep others, like students, focused as well.  Here are some tips you can share with your students when they need help focusing at school or at home.

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