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10 Best Face Masks for Teachers on Amazon

Keep students, faculty, and staff safe during back-to-school season with these best face masks for teachers for coronavirus protection on Amazon.

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I’m a Teacher—Here’s What I Really Want You to Know About Remote Learning

One elementary school teacher explains why she thinks it’s essential for kids to head back to the classroom this fall,...


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I’m a Teacher—Here’s Why I Won’t Go Back to School When It Reopens

A college professor explains why online learning can benefit both teachers and students—and it’s not just about staying safe during...


Why Writing—Not Typing—Will Make You Smarter

Choosing a pen over a keyboard does wonders for your memory.


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The 17 Best Graduation Quotes You’ll Want to Memorize

"Never be discouraged. Never look back. And when you fall, fall forward."

17 Reasons My Favorite Teacher Changed My Life

It only takes one person to make a difference in the life of another—and teachers are often that person. Check...


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Here’s What School Teachers Earn In Every State

Behind every great school system is a staff of even better teachers. And the best way to keep (and attract)...

Finally! Here’s When to Use “E.g.” Versus “I.e.”

We’re all guilty of making this mistake.


Reading in This Font Could Improve Your Memory

Here’s a science-backed—and totally simple—way to remember more of what you read


9 Spelling and Grammar Mistakes Spell Check Won’t Catch

There are some human errors that only humans can catch.


11 Secret Habits of Straight-A Students Even Post-Grads Will Want to Steal

It's not about brains, or about the amount of time spent studying. Many of the highest-scoring students attribute their success...

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10 Companies That Will Pay for Your College Education

Work for one of these companies and you can go to college for practically free.


12 Cool Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree

Our culture emphasizes education as the path to satisfying and lucrative careers. Education is one path to success but not...


Top 10 Colleges Whose Graduates Earn the Most Money

Who says college isn't worth it? Graduates of each of these 10 small colleges can look forward to cashing in...



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19 Inspiring Quotes from Teachers Around the World

Teachers are shaping the future leaders of our world.

11 Stories That Prove the Life-Changing Impact of Take Your Daughter to Work Day

Visiting a parent at work can open up all sorts of career possibilities. To find out just how powerful this...


Americans Have $1.4 Trillion in Student Loan Debt—But Who Gets All That Money?

That’s more than the annual salaries of everyone who lives in Australia combined.


4 First, Humble Jobs of CEOs That Will Remind You Anything Is Possible

When we encounter top industry leaders it seems as though they were always successful. The truth is everyone has to...


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These Quotes Prove That Teachers Make the Best Mentors

School is one of life’s most important milestones. Small wonder we can’t forget the people who lived through the challenges...


This Keyboard Invention Could Completely Change the Way Kids Learn to Type

A pair of inventive college students hope that their gadget will soon become the standard in elementary schools.


Here’s Why You Should Always Take Notes the Old-Fashioned Way—and Not on Your Laptop

As more and more students bring their laptops into the classroom, some of their professors are wondering whether it's helping...or...


14 Life Tips Every Recent Grad Needs to Have in Their Back Pocket

Learn how to transition into adulthood and an avoid existential crisis with these necessary pieces of advice for finding your...


Those Kids Said WHAT?! 28 Hilarious Real-Life Teacher Stories

American educators sent in their funniest classroom stories by the thousands. Read the $1,000 prize winner and more of our...

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Good News: You Can Learn A New Language Without Even Thinking About It

Learning may be as simple as getting distracted.


21 Awesome School Supplies You’ll Want to Steal from Your Kid

Your kiddos don't need to have all the fun with back-to-school shopping.


Fake Being Smart: These 9 Daily Habits Make You Look Intelligent

Simple habits that will help you project an air of intelligence, no matter who you're talking to.