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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

TeachHUB Happenings - September 12, 2012


  September 12, 2012

  With the new school year underway, we want to share with you a few ways to
  encourage student participation.
  We also have a new giveaway kicking off next week! Be on the lookout for details.
 K-12 Featured News
More K-12 News
 Ed News Around the Web
  Video Writing Prompts
9-12 Post 9/11 America
How have the events of 9/11 and its aftermath shaped what it means to be an American? Consider the actions the government has taken after these events, how it changed people's lives and how you think of yourself living in a post-9/11 America.
Find more K-12 prompts on the Video Writing Prompts page!

 Giveaways & Contests
Stay tuned for Back to School giveaways and contests to be announced soon!
Have an idea for a contest or giveaway?
Email Patty at to pitch your brilliant
proposal for the next TeachHUB promotion!
 Teacher Spotlight
Mr. Mike Mac Kenzie

What profession than your own would you most like to attempt?
Civil Servant. I would only want another career that would allow me to give back to my community on a daily basis.

How did you know you wanted to be a teacher?
I know I wanted to be a teacher when I stepped into the classroom and felt comfortable. It felt like home. Both of my parents were teachers, and I always grew up saying I will NEVER be a teacher. Rebellious teenager. But, here we are today, I teach and love every moment of it.

Read more about
Mike & other spotlight teachers 
 Teacher Quote of the Day
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.   
~ Maya Angelou

Teacher Pet Peeve
Stacking chairs everyday!
~ Em, 2nd Grade
 Teacher Blog Roundup
Parent Involvement Tips for SPED Teachers
by Caitlin Orsborne, Special Ed Resource Room Blog
Parent communication and involvement is extremely important to the success of our students although lack of parent involvement is one of the biggest problems that we face in school.

Here is just a sampling of some of my parent involvement ideas:
 read more
by Mrs. Mimi's Chalk Talks Blog
Hopefully, at this point, your year is chugging along nicely. You and your friends have settled into your routine and you’re off! It’s time to learn! 

 So what happens when you’ve been so engrossed in your teaching that it’s suddenly five minutes before the end of the day, you have a million odds and ends to take care of and nobody has their backpack yet? (Hint: the answer is not “freak out.”) This is the time that you truly need to rely on your little friends to help you get it all done.  read more
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Stargazing Activity
Stargazing skills will come in handy as your students count the evens and odds of the galaxies. 
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