As a public educator, I aim to share my story with those interested about what really happens inside today's classroom. I hope my stories inspire, educate, and entertain you, as the calling of teaching is never neat or predictable. Please note that my blog content does not necessarily reflect the viewpoints or beliefs of my school district or colleagues.
Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown
My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.
"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather
Monday, February 28, 2011
Need a grant for your school?
I was recently sent this posting and think it may speak to some of you looking for funding for afterschool programs for your at-risk students. Happy grant writing!!
Do you need funding for an after-school program to help your most at-risk students be better prepared academically? Would $100,000 or more per year help?
The Maryland Department of ED recently released the RFP for its 21st Century Community Learning Centers afterschool grant program which provides funds for a variety of activities designed to extend learning opportunities through educational, literacy, and enrichment opportunities over 3-5 years.
And your school may be able to receive professional grant writing assistance for FREE. Keep reading to learn more.
GrantsQuest is a national grant writing firm and we work with many international vendors who sponsor grantwriting on behalf of schools just like yours for similar grants across the country (Benchmark Education, BrainX, Corel Software, Curriculum Associates, and Encyclopedia Britannica are just a few). Through our unique partnership program, you may be eligible to receive free grant writing for this grant as well as many others, and receive the most cutting edge and research-based products and services anywhere in the world.
To be eligible for the 21st Century grant, you must be an elementary, Middle/Jr. High, or high school serving any grades K-12 and have a Free/Reduced lunch count of 40% or more (bonus points awarded to schools designated in need of improvement under Title I). If you meet the criteria and are interested in receiving free professional grant writing assistance immediately, simply log onto our website at http://www.grantsquest.com/services/client-vendor-match/school-vendor-match and complete the School Profile Form. It's pretty simple. We match you up with our vendor partners who offer grant writing assistance that would help meet your needs and they may develop a partnership with you to provide the grant writing assistance on your behalf.
Even if this grant isn't right for you, there are hundreds of opportunities out there that might be. Just log onto our website athttp://www.grantsquest.com/services/client-vendor-match/school-vendor-match to complete your school profile to get matched up for other grants that fit your students needs throughout the year. It's completely free to complete your profile no matter what.
Don't forget to take a look at our subscription newsletter, the GrantWatch Report, while you're there (latest issue is available athttp://www.grantsquest.com/GWreport-2-15-11/index.html). It is the quickest and most comprehensive way to keep track of all the grants for which your school might be eligible and at just $49.99, you can't afford not to subscribe.
We look forward to the opportunity to help you serve your students better.