National Teacher's Day

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National Teacher's Day
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
—Henry Adams

 

May 7th is officially National Teacher's Day, but here at the Academy we believe teachers should be celebrated every day! Teachers play a huge role in shaping our lives, from our very first tentative days of school, right through to our confident celebrations in cap and gown. Teachers spark a love of learning, inspire creativity, inform future careers, and teach us the skills we need to achieve our dreams.

In honor of National Teacher's Day, we present resources designed to help teachers do their jobs (because we know that even teachers never stop learning).

The State of Games in the Classroom
eBriefing

The State of Games in the Classroom

From FoldIt to Angry Birds, games are a hot topic in education innovation, and they play an increasingly large part in the daily lives of our students. Visit this Academy eBriefing to learn more about how games can change your classroom.

Social and Emotional Learning: Preparing Our Children to Excel
Event

Social and Emotional Learning: Preparing Our Children to Excel

Monday, May 13, 2013 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Join us to learn about the recent push to foster social and emotional learning in classrooms, which is aimed at nurturing such fundamental traits as self-control, focus, perseverance, and serenity in children.

Science Educators' Events in NYC
Event Calendar

Science Educators' Events in NYC

Visit this free, consistently-updated calendar to learn about upcoming science educators' events in the NYC-area.

Pathways to Science Blog
Teacher Resources

Pathways to Science Blog

On this Academy-run blog for educators, visit our page on Teacher Resources—a listing of websites to help teachers locate new lessons, resources, and enrichment opportunities for students.

Black Holes and Astrobiology
eBriefing

Black Holes and Astrobiology

Spice up your next astronomy lesson with information from Caleb Scharf, director of astrobiology at Columbia University, who described the latest science on black holes and gave an update on the search for life on other planets.


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