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Congratulations to Ms. Valerie Mantel, arts and ceramics teacher at Idaho Arts Charter Academy in Nampa, ID.  Ms. Mantle has been awarded a $250 New Classroom Start Up Grant from Northwest Professional Educators to help set up a new ceramics studio at the school.

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Guest Post by Jon Conte, PhD., University of Washington, School of Social Work 

I’ve dedicated my career to studying child abuse and the traumatic, long-term effects it has on children’s development. Over the decades, two statistics have never strayed far from my thoughts: 

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Teachers are asked to do a lot, often with very little. You aren’t simply an educator. At any given time during a day in the classroom, you’ll be asked to play the role of parent, mentor, friend, disciplinarian, and more...and that’s all while working to ensure your overcrowded classroom of students meets their ever-changing testing requirements.

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Civics Education: What People are Saying
posted by: Cindy Omlin | November 21, 2016, 07:52 PM

Last week, the United States finished one of the most contentious and bitter elections in recent memory.  While there are a lot of things that could be said about the election, one thing that became clear to people on all sides is that the US has neglected teaching civics in its schools.  According to The Atlantic: 

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What People Are Saying About Civics Education
posted by: Alana | November 18, 2016, 05:35 PM


Last week, the United States finished one of the most contentious and bitter elections in recent memory. While there are a lot of things that could be said about the election, one thing that became clear to people on all sides is that the US has neglected teaching civics in its schools. According to The Atlantic:


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Could Middle School Bullying be a Thing of the Past?
posted by: Cindy Omlin | September 29, 2016, 08:06 PM
There may finally be a solution to end middle school bullying. Seem too far fetched to be true? Not according to a recent study by researchers from Syracuse University and New York University.   Continue Reading...

The importance of writing as a communicative tool has been stressed time and again – writing isn’t just a medium of communication, it’s also an essential skill that can help leverage an individual both in the job market, their personal relationships, and, primarily, in education.

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Top Teaching Resources for the Holidays
posted by: Cindy Omlin | November 30, 2015, 03:45 PM

Christmas break is less than a month away.  This month will be a hectic one for students and teachers alike. Now is the time to start planning for the holiday season!  If you’re a new teacher or an experienced educator just looking to add a little something new to their lessons this month, we’ve picked our favorite outlets for quality, creative lessons this season. Enjoy!

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In Defense of a Liberal Arts Education
posted by: Cindy Omlin | June 25, 2015, 02:55 PM

In the clamor surrounding STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and the importance of preparing students for a tech-centered world, some stakeholders may be tempted to push other subjects aside.  This would be a mistake, argues Fareed Zakaria in his new book In Defense of a Liberal Education.

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Entrepreneurial Workshop Draws Creative Crowd
posted by: Cindy Omlin | June 24, 2015, 10:47 PM

TeachIdaho and Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE) recently teamed up at the "Think Like an Entrepreneur" professional development workshop to engage teachers on how to best foster entrepreneurialism in their students. 

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Brenda Miller, NWPE Regional Director, recently had the pleasure of meeting one of her education heroes, Mr. Charles Best, the innovative, philanthropist founder of  He spoke at the June 8 Ed Sessions luncheon sponsored by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation where Brenda met him.  Ed Sessions is attended by teachers, community members, and lawmakers.

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Maria Montessori is one of the most recognized names in education.  She was the first female physician in Italy and dedicated her life to children.  Quickly moving beyond a child’s physical care,  Montessori developed an interest in education and developed a series of practices that were both rooted in science and revolutionized the way that educators thought about student learning.

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Celebrate Poetry Next Month!
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 30, 2015, 11:16 PM

Next month is National Poetry Month. It's a perfect time to highlight poetry in the classroom. Here are some resources that can help you do just that:

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Teachers are often confused about charter schools and the support available to them.  Cut through the confusion!  On Tuesday, March 31, 7-8 pm at the Compass Charter School in Meridian, ID, the Idaho Charter School Network, charter administrators and NWPE are hosting an informational meeting for professional educators regarding public charter schools.

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Service Learning Opportunity in Belize!
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 11, 2015, 09:34 PM

Northwest Professional Educators has established a partnership with Global Service Partnerships (GSP), an organization that creates and designs service projects in partnership with schools and communities in Belize to address educational challenges.  GSP believes that international service and travel, combined with intentional learning, broadens the mind and heart, giving us global perspectives on ways we mutually impact one another's lives.

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More St. Patrick's Day Resources
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 11, 2015, 05:38 PM
Gateways to Better Education (GTBE) has provided information and resources to help teachers educate their students about the much beloved Saint Patrick.  Did you know that he was the first person in history to write against slavery? His Christian faith and personal experience led him to condemn the practice according to historian Thomas Cahill, author of the book, How the Irish Saved Civilization..  After being kidnapped from Britain at the age of 16, he served as a Celtic slave for six years until he escaped and returned home.   Continue Reading...
Book Study: Why Don't Students Like School?
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 10, 2015, 04:47 PM

Northwest Professional Educators is partnering with TeachIdaho for a book study on "Why Don't Students Like School?" by

Daniel Willingham.  The book study is designed for the participant to learn easy-to-apply, scientifically-based approaches for engaging students in the classroom.   Continue Reading...

Yesterday, we packed Capitol Hill to the brink with teachers, students, and parents showing their support for school choice – and you can still join them!

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Workshop on Grammar for Teachers
posted by: Cindy Omlin | January 20, 2015, 07:13 PM

Are you or your colleagues frustrated with your ability to teach grammar or use it effectively in your own communications?  Teachers in the Spokane, Washington, and North Idaho area are invited to attend Mary Ellan Moe's workshop, "Help with Common Core Through Grammar Workshop," on Saturday, January 24, from 8:30 to 3:30 at the North Spokane Public Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, Spokane.

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