Back to School Deals
Issue #2 / week of July 23, 2018
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Even without a sales tax holiday, there are many deals for educators and parents here in the Atlanta area.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution compiled a list here of 11 Atlanta-area back-to-school sale deals. These include:
Groupon's back-to-school sales category
Amazon's back-to-school sales
The Outlet Shops of Atlanta (in Woodstock)'s "Better than Tax-Free" sales event on July 28th
It is always a great idea to get yourself in the most inspired and motivated mindset to start the year. Online education magazine TeachThought offered a list of 52 inspirational quotes here that you may find uplifting. Some of these include:
"Teaching is the greatest act of optimism." - Colleen Wilcox
"Teaching is the art of assisting discovery." - Mark Van Doren
"I am not a teacher, but an awakener." - Robert Frost
Preparing for Another School Year: There are many things that go into feeling prepared for another year of school. This issue features deals, books, and other resources that can help you feel more prepared before the students arrive on August 1st!
Fill Your Inspiration Bucket
Do you ever want a massage or try a new restaurant, but are concerned about the price? Take a look at the offers featured on the sites/apps below where you can get in that last bit of the vacation feeling at a discount.
Download the app and take advantage of one-of-a-kind deals for area restaurants
Save at restaurants, spas, hotels and more with this app.
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This student-free work time before the school year starts may be the perfect time to get in some reading!
In August of last year, the U.K. news outlet The Guardian compiled a list of 10 books they feel every educator should read. Some of the titles include:
The Hidden Lives of Learners by Graham Nuthall
Make It Stick by Peter C. Brown, et. al.
Perhaps one of these books will get you thinking and primed for the new school year!
Like a highly-skilled athlete, there are resources to train your brain to make you a more versatile professional. Some of these sites include:
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
Online College Courses or micro-courses:
Take up a new hobby or develop an existing skill
Learn at home or on the go with all of these sites which also offer their own apps as well.
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