Thursday, July 30, 2015

Staples Teacher Appreciation Week



Hi Friends,

Staples contacted me to ask if I would help them promote their Teacher Appreciation Week.  I have never done this before but I will willingly promote a company that I use often and love. And Staples is one of those companies.  


From August 2nd to August 8th, Staples is celebrating teachers with a Teacher Appreciation Week.  During this week, they offer teachers "40 percent back in Staples® Teacher Rewards. Teachers can use the Staples Less List, the back-to-school 110% Lowest Price Guarantee and Extreme Deals to save even more. For this week only Staples Teacher Rewards members can purchase a customizable Staples brand teacher planner for only $24.99 (regularly $39.99) with discount code, online only. 


Teachers can download their 40 percent back in Staples® Teacher Rewards coupon and find information on the customizable Staples brand teacher planner at www.staples.com/classroom

To sign up for free Staples Rewards membership or for more information about the Teacher Rewards program, please visit StaplesRewardsCenter.com."

In the meantime, I am offering, thanks to Staples, a $50 gift card to be used anytime at any Staples, including online.  I figured I might as well learn something from this so I will give it to the person who gives me the best answer to the following:

How do you help create an atmosphere of caring and respect in your classroom at the start of the year?  

Whoever gives me the best idea, in a comment, will get the gift card.  Please be sure to leave your name and some way for me to contact you in the comment, or link your comment to your email account.  For the rest of you, you can all take advantage of the deals offered during Teacher Appreciation Week.

The winner will be announced by Monday, August 3rd.

2 comments:

Bruce Roland said...

I like to do a lot of cooperative learning and small group assignments that require students to work together. I find that when students get to work together that they learn more about each other and get along better. Yes, I encorage my kids to talk about more than just the assignment when working together, just as adults do in the real world. The membership of each group changes frequently, allowing students the opportunity to work with a wide variety of classmates. Within a few weeks most every student has had an opportunity to work with every other student in the class. In addition, I model respect by treating students with respect. I learn their names quickly, and call them by name or an affectionate nickname that I create for each of them. I catch them doing good and photograph their good behavior. Photos of each student doing good are added to the bulletin board. Any punishment that needs to be administered is done privately, without an audience, so as to avoid embarrassment.

Bruce Roland said...

I like to do a lot of cooperative learning and small group assignments that require students to work together. I find that when students get to work together that they learn more about each other and get along better. Yes, I encorage my kids to talk about more than just the assignment when working together, just as adults do in the real world. The membership of each group changes frequently, allowing students the opportunity to work with a wide variety of classmates. Within a few weeks most every student has had an opportunity to work with every other student in the class. In addition, I model respect by treating students with respect. I learn their names quickly, and call them by name or an affectionate nickname that I create for each of them. I catch them doing good and photograph their good behavior. Photos of each student doing good are added to the bulletin board. Any punishment that needs to be administered is done privately, without an audience, so as to avoid embarrassment.