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2014-10-24 16:27:35

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teachers across the nation are liking, sharing and commenting on Horace Mann's faux reality series, "An Extreme Calling." Horace Mann (NYSE: HMN), a multiline insurance company providing insurance and financial services to the education community, released the series on Facebook, YouTube and its website, and teachers have been reacting to this humorous spin on challenges they face every day. The latest episode in Horace Mann's video...

2014-10-24 08:24:25

MIAMI, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Teacher's Golf Hall of Fame has announced Jim McLean, perhaps the most published golf teacher in golf history and world renowned owner of the Jim McLean Collection of Golf Schools, induction into their elite membership. Mr. McLean has published 14 books, created over 20 DVD's and has also been bestowed the honor of five other Hall of Fame inductions. The Eight Step Swing DVD is the all time #1 selling DVD with The Golf Channel. The X...

2014-10-20 12:27:16

Paper Shows Districts how to Design Programs for Impact DETROIT, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As school districts across the country confront the challenges of recruiting and retaining great teachers while trying to close persistent achievement gaps, two prominent nonprofit organizations today released a blueprint for building effective teacher leadership programs. The Aspen Institute Education & Society Program and Leading Educators, which partners with school...

2014-10-20 08:35:09

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Jaclyn Marie Roller Ryan received the honor of being selected as the 2015 Virginia Teacher of the Year on October 10th at an evening banquet in Richmond, Virginia. Ms. Ryan is one of eight Virginia Regional Teachers of the Year for 2015. She is an agricultural education teacher and Future Farmers of America (FFA) advisor at Signal Knob Middle School in Shenandoah County Public Schools where she has taught for nine years. Ms. Ryan earned her...

2014-10-08 23:12:49

Now the world-renowned yoga teachers of Siddhi Yoga will be training aspiring yoga teachers in Thailand as well Rishikesh, India (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 Siddhi Yoga recently announced that it will be providing yoga teacher training in Thailand from 2015. The retreat will open at Koh Samui. However, dates for the courses in Thailand are yet to be announced. Thailand is bestowed with natural beauty and has rich culture and ancient roots. In recent years, it has emerged as a prime yoga hub...

2014-10-06 16:25:17

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Experienced teachers in the northeast recently responded to questions about the Common Core Standards, use of technology in the classroom, their daily routines and how much homework a student should be doing. "We were surprised by some of these results," said Ryan Duques, CEO of TutaPoint, which conducted the study. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141006/150504-INFO Impact of the Common Core Standards Most teachers do not believe that...

2014-10-03 08:23:18

Primary Sources Update Shows More Teachers Are Prepared to Teach to the Common Core and Many Are Seeing Positive Changes in Their Classrooms, While Acknowledging Challenges and a Need for Resources NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today released results from a survey of more than 1,600 of America's pre-K-12 public school teachers who are in the more than 40 states where the Common Core State Standards are being...

2014-09-30 23:05:32

Sands Technologies today announced they are looking for teachers and curriculum developers to help them tweak their new M-Recruit™ software to help teachers shave hours off their time spent grading student tests and improve instruction. Currently in BETA release, the software was originally created for the business sector to instantly test the skills of job candidates. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Sands Technologies, experts in statistical data software, are soliciting early...

2014-09-30 20:24:21

DENVER, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PEBC (Public Education & Business Coalition), a nonprofit that works with teachers, schools and districts to cultivate highly effective K-12 educators to elevate student achievement, has won a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Teacher Quality Partnership Grant program totaling $2.9 million to support the Boettcher Teacher Residency (BTR) program over the next five years. In partnership with Adams State University in Alamosa, Colo....

“Brain Breaks” Increase Educational Performance And Activity In Elementary Schools
2014-09-26 03:23:57

Oregon State University A recent Oregon survey about an exercise DVD that adds short breaks of physical activity into the daily routine of elementary school students found it had a high level of popularity with both students and teachers, and offered clear advantages for overly sedentary educational programs. Called “Brain Breaks,” the DVD was developed and produced by the Healthy Youth Program of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, and is available nationally....


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ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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