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10 Hilariously Amazing Teacher Mugs

July 26th, 2017|Tags: |

Teachers, we know coffee is basically a main food group. Check out this list of fun teacher mugs that are sure to put a smile on your face! Drop us a comment on which one [...]

Communities in Schools of Renton Partners with Class Packs by Apperson

July 19th, 2017|Tags: , |

The Renton School District is helping their students get the school supplies that they need to succeed. They aim to help low-income Renton students achieve their fullest potential with the needed school supplies. Communities in [...]

Class Packs by Apperson Partners with Issaquah Schools Foundation

July 12th, 2017|Tags: , , |

The Issaquah Schools Foundation has partnered with Class Packs by Apperson to gather school supplies for their local K-12 students. Their goal is to supply 1,000 students with complete Class Packs through the donations of [...]

13 Books to Read if You Liked 13 Reasons Why

July 5th, 2017|Tags: , |

13 Reasons Why has become a controversial topic, especially in schools. Some schools are using this book as an opportunity to discuss mental health, while others have banned this book. If you are looking for [...]

Class Packs by Apperson Attends National PTA Convention

June 28th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Last week, we represented our newest program Class Packs by Apperson at the National PTA Convention in Las Vegas. What a great experience! We talked to so many different people from across the country and [...]

Resource Challenged: The Classroom’s Bare Supply Closet – part III

June 21st, 2017|Tags: , |

Fundraising is hard. Getting parents, teachers, and students to participate can be extremely difficult and frustrating. Apperson reached out to the National PTA audience with a survey on fundraising to see what has and has [...]

Innovative Classroom Ideas

May 24th, 2017|Tags: , |

Creating new and interesting presentations in the classroom is a great way to help keep students engaged and invested in learning. Try some of these approaches in your own classroom and see what works best [...]

Punny End of the Year Gifts for Students

May 17th, 2017|Tags: , |

The end of the school year is just around the corner. Show your students how much you appreciated them by handing out one of these great gift ideas! "Hope you have a sweet summer!"   [...]

Fun Science Experiments for Students

May 10th, 2017|Tags: |

Check out these fun and simple science experiments that your students are sure to love. To see these in action, be sure to check out our Facebook page for updated videos! Colored Rock Candy https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/homemade-rock-candy/ [...]

10 Tips for Student Engagement

May 3rd, 2017|Tags: , |

Keeping your students engaged in the classroom can be a difficult task for any teacher. Check out this great list on some ways you can help make this more effective*! Set the Stage - Atmosphere [...]

Resource Challenged: The Classroom’s Bare Supply Closet – part II

April 26th, 2017|Tags: |

We’ve established in our earlier blog post that there is a huge trend of students attending school without having the proper school supplies, and that teachers are paying significant amounts of money from their own [...]

Using Data to Make Decisions

April 19th, 2017|Tags: , |

There are four main reasons for teachers to use student assessment data when making decisions. These are: Curriculum revision Informing instructional decisions in the classroom Monitoring student progress toward meeting standards Empowering students with the [...]

Earth Day Movies for Your Students

April 12th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Earth Day is about celebrating our planet and supporting environmental protection. It is our responsibility to take care of our home. April 22 is quickly approaching, and it’s important to get your students engaged in [...]

Cyberbullying: What Technology is Doing to Help Keep our Students Safe

April 2nd, 2017|Tags: , |

Technology has changed since I was in school. I had AOL dial up with parental controls only allowing very specific chat rooms and games, which even back then had levels of cyberbullying. Since children now [...]

Solutions in Ascent: Leveraging Cloud-Based Applications in Education

March 29th, 2017|Tags: |

Education, like most other sectors of the economy, has grappled with a vast array of new tools and technologies that have emerged over the past 10 or 15 years. Amounting to technological adolescence of sorts, [...]

Ways to Incorporate Spring Into Your Classroom

March 22nd, 2017|Tags: , |

March 20th marks the first day of spring. Here are a few fun activities on how to incorporate spring into your classroom! Tissue Paper Flowers – by Buggy & Buddy These are an easy and inexpensive [...]