Dear Teachers – This giveaway is for you!
“This school year, my resolution is to…”
We are giving away a total of $2,500 to 13 lucky winners! One winner will be chosen to receive a $1,000 S&S E-Gift Card, two winners will be chosen to receive a $250 S&S E-Gift Card, and ten winners will be chosen to receive a $100 S&S E-Gift Card.
After reading some of your favorite teaching moments during our Teacher Appreciation Giveaway we knew we wanted to do more to help teachers this upcoming school year. We want to help inspire you heading into your new school year!
There has been a lot of negativity in the press and within the education industry surrounding teachers, their abilities, and the standards that have been set by those who don’t understand what it really takes to educate children. Quite often, the expectations and standards that are set for educators come from those who have never taught a class or created a lesson plan.
At S&S we know you’re exhausted! It’s hard to put your entire heart, mind and life into your profession because you truly love what you do, just to continue to hear that it is not always enough.
Teachers also serve as counselors, entertainers, role models, and social workers. You’re not only charged with teaching material to your students, but also with creating an interest in and excitement for math, literature, history, science, physical education, music and more.
How does the giveaway work?
We will choose 13 teachers who enter to win to each receive an S&S gift card to kick off the school year. One winner will be chosen to receive a $1,000 S&S E-Gift Card, two winners will be chosen to receive a $250 S&S E-Gift Card, and ten winners will be chosen to receive a $100 S&S E-Gift Card.
We’ve created the hashtag #SchoolYearResolution so that you can share and inspire your community of teachers on facebook, twitter and instagram.
Here’s how you can enter:
- In the comments section below, let us know your #SchoolYearResolution. We will be sharing these throughout the year to help teachers from all over stay inspired!
- Come back often to encourage and inspire your peers by commenting on their resolutions! Check back often to see what other teachers are doing for their resolutions, and reply to them to encourage one another and keep the positive momentum going. Each comment you make on another teacher’s post, will provide you with another entry.
Giveaway Dates: Starts 7/30/2015 – Ends 8/13/2015
We will announce winners and their resolutions on Monday August 17th at 4:00pm EST on this blog post, as well as email participants, so make sure to use a valid email address.
Eligibility: You must post your school year resolution in the comment section on this blog post. Winners will be chosen at random. Each comment on the School Year Resolution blog post will be counted as an entry.
*UPDATE!!! The winners have been chosen!*
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: $1000
#SchoolYearResolution My School Year Resolution is to go to Twitter often and learn from some of the most respected PE teachers on the planet. I have just joined Twitter and have already learned some things, so I want to continue and get more familiar with Twitter, to the benefit of my students!
My #Schoolyear resolution is to take my pre k exceptional student education students to the sensory room to give them what they need everyday.
I teach third graders. I have a challenging group of students. My #SchoolYearResolution is to be that teacher they remember when they are older. I hope to find ways to meet this extremely animated group of students that are in my room this year. I am gearing up for the challenge and hoping for a connection that will allow them to amaze me as well as surprise themselves. I can’t wait to see how these kids’ personalities will color my walls. 🙂
My new (school) year resolution is to start a choir at my school, and to be a positive leader on my campus. It’s gonna be a great year!
My #SchoolYearResolution is to finish my master’s degree!
My school year resolution is to inspire creativity in others.Angela Hendricks
My school year resolution is to plan ahead and not let myself fall behind! #SchoolYearResolutionCarmen Van Deursen
My #SchoolYearResolution is to be more creative in my approach in reading.Jessica Hagashi
My goal this year is too be more flexible. Too rigid is a recipe for frustration!!Kymmberly Mann
As a new teacher, I have many teaching resolutions that I would like to pursue; however, there is one I feel extremely passionate about: Allowing students to embrace their own learning. I feel that 21st century learning is active and engages students at all levels of education. I hope to help my students to discover their lifeâ€™s purpose, their gifts, and the shape of their intelligence. I want to guide them to strive for success in this fast-paced and rapidly changing world in which they live. When they internalize their purpose it ignites choice, passion, motivation, direction, and will; the perfect conditions for success. In this state they can focus their eyes on the future, expectant of new challenges, and simply view problems as resolutions in disguise. This is my #SchoolYearResolutionKathy Fields
My #SchoolYearResolution is to remember that kids come from all kinds of homes and for many of them, school is the safe place to be. When I am working with my students identified most at risk, I will remind myself they don’t all think, believe, experience the same way I did/do and I must meet them where they are coming from in helping them find success.Rachel Seibert
My #SchoolYearResolution is to find, borrow, buy, loan and get novels for my students at their individual reading level. I teach at one of the only public all-girls schools in our state and my classes consist of a huge range of reading levels. Last year I had one class with students reading as low as on a second grade level to as high as a tenth grade level, all in one sixth grade classroom! With such a wide reading range I have found literature circles to be the most effective teaching strategy to meet each girl at her level, while still challenging her to excell. However, with over 100 students and all different lexile levels of reading it was literally impossible for me to find the books in the genre that I needed. For example, last year I wanted to do a literature circle unit focused on nonfiction novels of the Civil Rights Movement but I could not find books at the low reading levels that I needed! I ended up going to the public library at least one to two times a week trying to pick up novels, return and renew novels that I needed. If I could just own copies of the books that I needed I would be able to better focus my time on my girls, grading their work and designing lessons to extend their learning in each of their books. I know it sounds strange in the year 2015 with all of the technology that we have to be asking for novels but it is my #SchoolYearResolution! Some of my students come from extremely rough home lives, some of my students are refugees, some of my students are learning English as a Second Language and some of my students have support at home. As a teacher to all of them I feel that every young girl deserves a book that will challenge her, inspire her, get her excited about reading and at the same time not overwhelm her! It is possible! The books are written I just need them in my classroom! Thank you for your consideration!
#SCHOOLYEARRESOLUTION…to incorporate Project-Based Learning in my classroom and allow the students to fully explore, experiment, learn, and achieve in the world of which they are such a critical part. I want my students to discover that they are valuable and have the ability to change the world one thought, one idea, and one action at a time!