Author Archives: Ellen Cochrane

Dover Publications

I have a love of historical graphics and books that take a look at the every day lives of the long departed. Dover Publications is one of my favorite publishers, and they are teacher friendly. Click below for the recent … Continue reading

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Kitoss Finland–100,000 American Teachers Roll Their Eyes

Tonight Brian Williams at NBC reported on the sterling Finnish education system. They’re tops in math and science and recruit the cream of the crop from university graduates to populate their teaching ranks. Just how are those Finns so successful? Could it … Continue reading

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J. Jill 15% Teacher Discount Offer

J. Jill offers a 15% discount on all full-priced merchandise in a single purchase in stores only (outlets excluded). Offer valid through 11:59 p.m. ET, January 31, 2011.  Limit one coupon per person per visit. Customer must present teacher identification in … Continue reading

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Spiegel Clothing Offers 15% Teacher Discount

Spiegel, the catalog clothier, is offering a 15% discount on orders from teachers. Their Spiegel Loves Teachers campaign uses the technique of interviewing six female teachers and then matching their tastes to Spiegel items. Customers get ideas and inspiration from … Continue reading

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Famous Teachers

Benito Mussolini and Mr. T. It’s an oddball collection, filled with the strange and gifted, but what they all have in common is that they were schoolteachers first. Here’s a list of ten who were teachers. Jon Hamm a.k.a. Don … Continue reading

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Grants for Teachers

I added a button for Grant Wrangler on the side of the page. It’s a site that finds grants for teachers and awards by grade level, subject area or deadline. Featured this month is the Open Meadows Foundation, a grant-making … Continue reading

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Teacher Discount ATT Verizon

Most of the carriers offer government and teacher discounts. Call your provider to check. Here are some links that can help you check on line. ATT Verizon

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Teacher Discount – Bose

High end music systems are available at a discount for educators. Special pricing is available only by calling the Customer Focused Development Team. For inquiries, pricing and to place an order, call 1-800-353-4207. Check out Bose on the web.

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5 Tips for Classroom Set Up

It’s impossible to have one perfect template for set up, since we all teach different subjects and grades, and have different personal styles. But there are some things to remember when organizing the physical classroom. Spatial design can have a … Continue reading

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Teacher Freebie List

The National Education Association posted a lengthy list of free things for the classroom on their web site.

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