| March 22, 2010
Spring 2010 Posters Announced
TeachersCount, in partnership with Jones New York in the Classroom, The NEA, Scholastic and Staples, is pleased to announce our spring 2010 “Behind Every Famouse Person is a Fabulous Teacher” poster lineup. Celebrity participants include actress Sophia Bush, NBA star Tyler Hansbrough, 5-GRAMMY Award winning artist Wynonna Judd and NFL All Pro Linebacker Patrick Willis. Scholastic will be distributing 100,000 of each of the posters in time for Teacher Appreciation Week. To learn more about the campaign click here.

Celebrity Calendars
Due to the success of our “Behind Every Famous Person is a Fabulous Teacher” ad campaign, TeachersCount, in partnership with Staples and Scolastic, is pleased to announce that we will be printing 200,000 academic-year calendars. The calendars will feature various celebrity participants and will be available in time for back-to-school.

TeachersCount’s Radio Pilots are on the Air
In spite of teachers’ great contributions, the voice of the everyday educator often goes unheard. Through a radio series TeachersCount, in partnership with NPR Connecticut affiliate Robinhood Radio, the NEA and AFT, provides an outlet for teachers to speak. To listen to our pilot series please click here.

Dayle Timmons Reflects on Job-Embedded Professional Development
Read our latest TeachersTopic where teacher-blogger Dayle Timmons reflects on her job-embedded professional development experiences at Chets Creek Elementary. Find out why Dayle thinks job-embedded professional development is important and how it works. Dayle Timmons currently writes for two blogs Timmons Times and She’s the Apple of my Eye. Dayle is a member of the Teacher Leaders Network (TLN).

TeachersCount Rebuilds Teachers’ Lounges
With research showing that one of the most effective means for teacher professional development is through healthy collaboration, TeachersCount, in partnership with Kappa Delta Pi and Staples, is set to renovate five teachers lounges across the country. The participating schools will be announced on our website shortly. So please check our homepage for updates.

“Be Counted” Poll Results Posted
In an online poll from December 2009 to February 2010, visitors to TeachersCount.org were asked whether or not the thought teachers should be evaluated based on student performance. Check out the results here.

New Best of the Web!
Looking for a new craft projects for your classroom? Ever wonder how a painting can be used to teach a history lesson? If so, please check out our latest Best of the Web "Art in the Classroom," a compilation of useful websites for art based curriculum.

Blog Continues to Flourish
Find out what five steps Keith thinks schools need to take to get back on track. Learn why Cathy thinks it is important to push students towards their own academic goals, in her piece “Grades: The Downside of External Validation.” The TeachersCount blog offers the thoughts and experiences of veteran teachers and is updated regularly. So keep on reading and don’t miss a beat.
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