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Money Saving Advice & Tips for Teachers

Teacher  Whether the sagging economy has affected your wallet, or you're a new teacher without many resources, our money saving tips for teachers will ensure that you have success in the classroom, without breaking the bank. Take our polls asking for ways you've been saving money, read our advice for ways to cut down on classroom waste (which saves money and the environment), and find out how you can get professional development at a lower cost.

Virtual Field Trips & Guest Speakers

Don't let a lack of funding keep your students from having the valuable experiences of field trips. Go on a "virtual" field trip over the Internet, or invite a guest speaker to class.

Polls

Let us know how you handle the rising costs of teaching!

Just for You

Retail stores all over the country offer discounts for educators. We've put together a list of your favorite places to shop that reward you for the hard work you do as a teacher!

Saving on Supplies

Many teachers spend hundreds of dollars of their own money to pay for classroom supplies. Reduce that amount with this advice.

Professional Development

Gain a better understanding of your teaching field, without spending your entire salary on course work.

Highlights

Back to School Headquarters
August is Back to School Month and many of you will be returning to the classroom very soon. Feeling unprepared? We have you covered! Check out our very best resources and advice for New Teachers (applicable for the new and experienced), as well as Bulletin Board ideas, Icebreakers, Open House materials, and general Classroom Management tips for a successful new school year.

Special Offers for Teachers Newsletter
Do you receive our Special Offers for Teachers newsletter? Each month, we send out FREE resources to all of our subscribers. Our next issue (August 12) features a collection of our best Back-to-School materials—that's right, sign up now and get them for free!

Discounts for Teachers
Start the new school year with cash in your pocket! We have some great ways to save money on the supplies that keep your classroom running: Money-Saving Tips for Teachers and Free & Cheap Rewards for Students. Plus, check out our Discounts for Teachers so you can save on office supplies, clothing, books, crafts and fabric, travel, and more!

August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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