IPSEF and DonorsChoose.org – making a huge impact

The school year has just started in IPS, and classrooms and teachers are getting ready to prepare students for their futures; however, teachers do not always have the access to the tools they need or want to fulfill every project, or even to complete basic classroom activities. That’s
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10 Practices of my Best Teachers

As I recounted in my last blog entry, teachers play a tremendously important role in all of our lives. With this in mind, I began reflecting on the qualities that made my best teachers, well, the best. I’ve compiled my top reasons here. #1: Coming in before school or staying after sch
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Teachers through Time

By the time college graduates walk across the stage clad in cap and gown, they have had their fair share of teachers. From preschool to Philosophy 101, the list of teachers becomes quite long. Despite this, how many of us can still remember the great majority of our teachers? In writi
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Teachers: the Heart of Student Success

I have spent my first few weeks at IPSEF combing through the incredible DonorsChoose.org projects that IPS teachers have had funded in 2013. Looking through these inspirational projects got me thinking about teachers who went above and beyond for me and my classmates when I was a stud
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