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Kevin Love and Maggie Gyllenhaal join PSA Campaign
Kevin Love, NBA star forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, will join Scotty McCreery in our 2012 poster campaign “Behind Every Famous Person is a Fabulous Teacher”. This campaign pictures celebrities with their favorite teachers in an effort to raise awareness for the teaching profession. Our campaign ads featuring Scotty McCreery, Miranda Lambert, and Carrie Underwood have appeared regularly in Country Weekly. Stay tuned to see more celebrities and their favorite teachers in our 2012 campaign!
 
TeachersCount Enters Partnership with StoryCorp
TeachersCount has entered into a content sharing partnership with StoryCorps’ National Teacher Initiative. The initiative hopes to call attention to the invaluable contributions teachers have made to this nation. Visit our website to hear the current stories.
 
Teacher Appreciation Contest
In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, TeachersCount is offering the opportunity to win a Zac Posen bag and a copy of Taylor Mali’s inspirational book What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World. Please tell us in 200 words or less about a challenge that you have overcome as an educator. Email your responses to info@teacherscount.org by May 8th, 2012.
 
TeachersTopic May 2012
TeachersTopic is a periodical feature about a subject of interest to the teaching community discussed by a prominent expert in the field. In our upcoming TeachersTopic, Taylor Mali, author of What Teachers Make, will discuss the importance of parental involvement in a student’s education.
 
Fall 2011 Posters Available
We still have some posters remaining of our fall series of posters. 400,000 posters were distributed by Scholastic to schools across the country. The “Behind Every Famous Person is a Fabulous Teacher” campaign is made possible by the continued support of Scholastic and the NEA. This series includes WNBA Basketball star Maya Moore, talk show host Tavis Smiley, American Idol Josh Gracin and Yankees pitcher, CC Sabathia, each pictured along with their favorite teacher. Click here to get yours free. Join the hundreds of thousands of teachers across the country who receive these inspirational posters.
 
TeachersCount Blog Strives to Raise the Status of the Teaching Profession
The new blogging series for the 2011 - 2012 academic year began in September. Discussions are changing month to month, with each month focusing on a different topic. April’s topic is parental involvement; How important is parental involvement in a student’s education? Can a parent’s over involvement have a negative effect on their child, what are the boundaries? In May, our bloggers will discuss the high school diploma v. GED. Is the GED still comparable to a high school diploma and is it a valuable asset in this economy and job market?
 
If you’re not reading the TeachersCount Blog you’re missing out! The bloggers are Keith Newman a teacher in the inner city of Philadelphia; Cathy Wilson, a junior high school art teacher in Utah; Esther Wojcicki, a high school journalism teacher in Palo Alto, California; Darla Moore, a middle school teacher in Ohio; Christine Barry, a 5th -8th grade science teacher in Chicago; Kimberly Burton-Regulski the mathematics department chairman at Eastern Technical High School in Maryland and a special welcome back to Daniel R. Venables, author of The Practice of Authentic PLCs: A Guide to Effective Teacher Teams (Corwin Press, 2011). TeachersCount invites you to follow and participate in this insightful blog series.
 
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TeachersCount Gets a New Look
Check out our newly re-designed homepage at www.teachercount.org!
 
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Best of the Web
Our most recent best of the web, “Poetry in the Classroom”, was created in honor of National Poetry Month. It includes websites that provide resources for teachers looking to incorporate lessons on poetry into their curriculum.
 
Be Counted Poll
Our Be Counted poll asks a new question every six weeks about an important issue in education. The current poll asks a controversial question about teacher evaluations being released publicly. Voice your opinion by taking our poll Be Counted! We'll take the poll results, along with your comments, and use them in press releases to the national news media.
 
FoodFight Teacher Wellness Workshops
“Wellness in the workplace” models have been adopted in one profession after another – except teaching. FoodFight has designed a cutting-edge program to address the unique health needs and constraints of teachers. The workshops provide teachers with simple strategies and tips for improving their health. Visit www.foodfight.org to learn more or contact info@foodfight.org.
 
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