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Are there any lawsuits against Teach for America?

I'm researching Teach for America as an organization, and I was wondering if there are any lawsuits against them by former corps members currently in the works.
posted by Kombucha3452 on Aug 21, 2014 - 2 answers

Child reading books in the summer

Hi, My 10 year old girl loves to read. When she gets started, she loves it, but it's the "getting her started" that I have a problem with. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jun 27, 2014 - 33 answers

Teaching/Refugee Education Jobs in Seattle, WA?

I'm planning to move to Seattle in the fall and hope to work with the international/refugee population there, specifically Somalis. Which organizations are the best for international/ESL/refugee education or support for women and children? [more inside]
posted by asymptotic on Jun 16, 2014 - 5 answers

How does a right-handed person teach a lefty how to write (etc)?

How does a right-handed person teach a left-handed person how to write (and do other stuff)? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on May 16, 2014 - 21 answers

How do I teach my children to swim? Help me be a better swimming teacher

I have two little boys ages 5 and 3. The five-year old won't put his face in the water, so it is hard to teach him to swim correctly. The younger one is just starting to go in the water, so I would like to do what I can to make him comfortable. What advice can you give me to help teach my children to swim? How can I help my older one get over his dislike of water in the face? [more inside]
posted by carpographer on Jul 16, 2013 - 27 answers

My manager always teach a specific individual within my department?

My manager always teach a specific individual within my department. I find this unfair and annoying at random times. Am I too sensitive/jealous about this situation? What advice do you have for me? Anyone experience the same situation? Anyone here know what my manager is planning to do? Is it time for me to look for a new job? [more inside]
posted by Mountain28 on Feb 23, 2013 - 2 answers

Can you recommend any good resources (online or otherwise) for teaching yourself Bridge?

I'd like to learn bridge - preferably online, although I'm happy to pay for a book or DVD or similar if there's a particularly good one. There seem to be LOADS of things for beginners - can anyone recommend one? [more inside]
posted by handee on Oct 9, 2012 - 7 answers

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Please help me overcome this weird language hump I have with CSS. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Oct 1, 2012 - 26 answers

Where should I live and teach?

Where should I live: Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, or Utah? Or beyond? [more inside]
posted by amodelcitizen on Oct 1, 2012 - 21 answers

Teaching abroad in Spain?

Advice on teaching English in Spain (Barcelona)? [more inside]
posted by dkleinst on Jul 23, 2012 - 14 answers

Teacher-Filter: Looping?

Teacher-Filter: Looping? [more inside]
posted by brynna on Feb 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Help a skateboarder understand skateboards

Please explain skateboards to me. Decks, bearings, trucks, bushings, wheels. Hardness, softness, size, other attributes, etc. [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Jan 15, 2012 - 7 answers

Atheist Christianity Instruction

Secular, but socially sensitive, ways to teach five-year-old about Christianity? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Dec 19, 2011 - 28 answers

Connect the Dots for Math Geeks

Help me make an awesome connect-the-dots for middle school math nerds. I'll take care of the math, you take care of the art. Don't let these poor kids be stuck with my cat/walrus. [more inside]
posted by Wulfhere on Dec 1, 2011 - 7 answers

smoothing those rough edges

Teachers : How do you deal with difficult kids in your class ? [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Nov 3, 2011 - 24 answers

What's the best thing to say during teacher associate interview?

Hi, I will be going to a teacher associate job interview next week. This is where I will be sort of like a teacher's aide. Do any of you have great comments or responses that will impress the interviewer? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jul 27, 2011 - 12 answers

How can I support my spouse in their job search

How can I best support my partner during their teaching job search? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2011 - 11 answers

Recent Grad Help! What to do next.

Recent graduate: What is going on with me!? Advice, suggestions, feedback welcome! [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Apr 8, 2011 - 5 answers

Thought-provoking journalism.

I'm in a high-school journalism class. For an upcoming assignment, we have to lead a short class discussion, based around an interesting article. Help inspire me! [more inside]
posted by mekily on Mar 20, 2011 - 10 answers

Are giraffes really real?

Greetings. One of my high school biology students made the statement today that "Giraffes aren't real, it's a government cover-up." When I asked her where on earth she got this idea she stated that "It's a long story". Anyone out there have any idea what she is talking about?
posted by gammer on Oct 26, 2010 - 33 answers

How can I get set up to teach music over the internet using Skype?

How can I get set up to teach hand drumming over the internet using Skype? [more inside]
posted by freecellwizard on Jul 20, 2010 - 2 answers

5 minute lesson

Can you think of any skills that can be taught in 5 minutes? Anything from whimsical (making a ninja mask from a t-shirt) to practical (knot tying). [more inside]
posted by madokachan on Jul 20, 2010 - 26 answers

Good recruiters and programs for teaching English in Japan?

Can you recommend recruiters or specific programs for someone who would like to teach English in Japan, starting this fall? [more inside]
posted by cirripede on Apr 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Things Your English Teacher Taught You

What is the best thing your high school English teacher taught you? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Apr 27, 2010 - 104 answers

Best recruiters for teaching English abroad?

What are the best recruiters for teaching English in South Korea? [more inside]
posted by LegateSaxon on Apr 19, 2010 - 4 answers

Teach me to teach reading?

I have a 14 month old that's just about to start talking. I'd like to start teaching her how to read. Problem is i don't know how. I mean i know how to read myself, but I have no idea how to teach someone, especially a non verbal toddler how to. Any tips, tricks, books, anecdotes, etc appreciated. Thanks.
posted by ramix on Mar 10, 2010 - 46 answers

Where are all the up-and-coming, innovative charter schools?

I can work in any US city and am committed to doing so for two years. Where can I teach that will be stimulating and engaging, in a community I will love? [more inside]
posted by brynna on Mar 3, 2010 - 16 answers

UK teacher ad: print or online?

You are a UK primary school teacher looking for a Head Teacher position. How are you searching for it? [more inside]
posted by crocomancer on Dec 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Teach Me, Montreal!

What can I learn? (On a semi-flexible schedule). I'm in Montreal & would like to take a class in something. My problem is this: I feel like learning something new, but whenever I see a local/ community class that interests me, the date/time is usually inconvenient. I would love to have a list of instuctors (teaching either small groups or one-on-one would be ideal) of a wide range of topics who I could just call & set up a series of lessons. [more inside]
posted by Laura in Canada on Sep 24, 2009 - 6 answers

Fun & Games in English

I am giving a English class to a group of Argentinian 8-12 year olds in a few hours, I'm looking for fun games I can play with them. [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Sep 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me Flip

Can you teach me how to do a swimming flip turn? [more inside]
posted by LittlePumpkin on Sep 1, 2009 - 14 answers

Teaching Spanish with news and music

I am teaching a high school Spanish class for the first time and need some help. I'm looking for 2 things, short news clips in Spanish and free songs with translations. [more inside]
posted by dealing away on Aug 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Business major -> English teacher

I've decided I want to teach high school english. Problem: I have a BS in Business Admin. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by firei on Jun 11, 2009 - 7 answers

What's the best way to teach my daughter to read?

What's the best way to teach my daughter to read? [more inside]
posted by lexfri on May 16, 2009 - 35 answers

I need a free and robust math worksheet generator

I need a free and robust math worksheet generator, and don't care whether or not it's a script, web-based, or software. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Apr 28, 2009 - 3 answers

Can I teach college Spanish with only an MA?

Can I teach college Spanish without a PhD? Resources? [more inside]
posted by queseyo on Apr 24, 2009 - 5 answers

City Children need Nature too

How can I teach my child, who lives in the city, about nature? [more inside]
posted by twoleftfeet on Apr 18, 2009 - 17 answers

TeachFilter, meet NaiveFilter: Degrees and Attractability

Teaching high school with a postgraduate degree? [more inside]
posted by theefixedstars on Feb 28, 2009 - 12 answers

Inspirational Stories for 8th graders

Can anyone suggest inspirational readings for 8th graders? [more inside]
posted by kaozity on Oct 6, 2008 - 15 answers

Teach Me How To Teach How To Sew

I've volunteered to help teach 10-12 year olds how to sew. We have limited supplies (only three machines for 15+ students), so I was wondering what suggestions you had for: a) teaching the very basics to youngsters in a safe and fun way (not too frustrating and not too bloody) b) working with limited resources [more inside]
posted by chara on Sep 10, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I teach GRATITUDE to my 9-year-old daughter?

How do I teach GRATITUDE to my 9-year-old daughter? [more inside]
posted by VeniceGlass on Sep 2, 2008 - 37 answers

Teach me how to unce unce

I want to learn, from a teacher face-to-face, to use the various tools in an electronic (as in "dance," including hip-hop) music producer's arsenal. Do classes/lessons exist? How about in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Aug 28, 2008 - 5 answers

Filmmaker training, online?

Suggest online or DVD resources for a new filmmaker to learn about lenses, film formats, shot composition, camera moves, dialogue staging, and other aspects of cinematography & directing? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Apr 17, 2008 - 7 answers

how do I avoid losing my voice after lecturing for hours?

how do I avoid losing my voice after hours of lecturing? what can i do to prepare? singers and teachers, help! [more inside]
posted by esolo on Apr 11, 2008 - 16 answers

To Stand and Deliver in Massachusetts?

What does the hivemind know about teacher licensure in MA? [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on Mar 26, 2008 - 3 answers

What song should I learn on the guitar first?

I've just bought my first guitar & amp. I want to teach myself. What songs are easy for a complete newcomer to pick up? [more inside]
posted by handee on Mar 26, 2008 - 27 answers

When you can take the pebble from my lips, Grasshopper, I will have taught you well.

How do you teach someone to be a better kisser? Can you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2007 - 19 answers

help me help this girl pass writing!

I will be tutoring my friend in writing skills. I am not a teacher. HELP PLEASE [more inside]
posted by pinksoftsoap on Nov 16, 2007 - 19 answers

How to teach someone to drive stick?

How do I teach my wife to operate a manual transmission? [more inside]
posted by rush on Sep 17, 2007 - 24 answers

Teaching English in Korea

Which agency/school is the best for teaching English in Corea? [more inside]
posted by jadanzzy on Jul 20, 2007 - 8 answers

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