Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum


Monday Motivation: Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

thank youDear Teachers,

Thank you for all of your hard work. This week, to show our gratitude, we will be posting about teachers who have affected our lives and the lives of our children.

Each day this week, we will ask a question as part of a scavenger hunt (look for the Thank You image on the post). All answers can be found on our Web site: Learner.org. The first teacher to send the correct response via email to blog@learner.org will win a small gift for that day. On Friday, everyone who responded during the week will be put into a drawing for a free DVD copy of Neuroscience & the Classroom. Good luck!

Enjoy the scavenger hunt, and share your own stories of great teachers who have touched your lives in the comments section of posts this week.

Warm regards,

Annenberg Learner

Scavenger Hunt Question #1: What professor of animal studies and animal advocate attributes his/her success as a scientist to his/her autism?

Submit this person’s name and the Learner.org url where he/she is mentioned to blog@learner.org.



Sign Up for our E-mail Monthly Update by January 31, 2013, Win a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet!


Find out what’s happening at Learner.org by receiving our monthly update e-newsletter right in your inbox. This e-newsletter is a valuable resource for teachers, full of classroom ideas for all grade levels and subject areas. Released at the very beginning of each month, you can get a jump start on your planning and find instructional ideas and topics that might not have been on your teaching radar. Here is a link to our January 2013 update and a link to the update archives so you can see what you’re missing.

The monthly update informs subscribers of

  • newly added video series and web sites (always streaming free from Learner.org),
  • items newly available on DVD,
  • services added to Learner.org,
  • conferences we’ll be attending,
  • and MOST IMPORTANTLY ideas for using our resources in the classroom.

For being a loyal reader of our monthly update, you will be eligible to win a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet in our tablet contest beginning in January and running through March 31, 2013. (Please also spread the word about our newsletter to your friends and colleagues so they can sign up to receive the monthly highlights.)

**All eligible contestants must be signed up by January 31, 2013 and remain on the mailing list through the end of March for a chance to win. Current members of this mailing list who are still on the list through March 31, 2013 are automatically entered. We will be giving away tablets to two lucky readers.

Legal info: Contests found on Learner.org are open only to residents of the United States over 18 years of age. The contest is subject to all federal, state, and local regulations. Offer void where restricted or prohibited. The Foundation will not be responsible for payment of taxes on the value of any prize awarded. For full contest rules, visit our legal policy page.

Teachers: Win a free DVD series from Annenberg Learner!

Here are two of many reasons why I enjoy working for Annenberg Learner.

1. I get to witness and share excellent teaching by real teachers in our workshops. For example, videos of teachers Yo Azama in Teaching Foreign Languages K-12, “Promoting Attractions of Japan,” and Lei-Anna Raymundo in Teaching Math: A Video Library, K-12, program 6, “Animals in Yellowstone,” show them guiding students through thoughtful, creative, and challenging lessons.

2. Online and at conferences, teachers tell me about their practice and students. It’s inspiring to hear how hard you are working to engage students and to reflect on ways to improve instruction and boost learning.

For Teacher Appreciation Week, we would like to say thank you for all you do by giving away a free Annenberg Learner DVD series. Here is how you could win:

In the comments section of this blog post, tell us why you are a teacher. Share what inspired you to become a teacher or reflect on a classroom moment or revelation that keeps you going. Then, we will enter your name in the drawing for a free DVD series.

Post by Thursday night, May 10, to win!

(You must currently be an educator in the United States to win.)