Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Contest for Teachers

Just got some info on a contest sponsored by Lands' End designed to recognize outstanding teachers:

Lands’ End is announcing the Teachers Light the Way Contest. The company will recognize outstanding teachers that have made a difference in the life of a student, a school or a community.

Forty-five (45) teachers will receive the coveted Lands’ End Lighthouse Award – representing the company’s 45-year history.

  • Three (3) Grand Prize winners that will receive between $4,000-$10,000 for the teachers to split with the winning school.
  • Forty-two (42) Honorable Mention winning teachers will receive a $100 Lands End gift card.

But that’s not all – readers who nominate a Grand Prize winning teacher will also receive a $250 Lands’ End gift card. Readers who nominate an Honorable Mention winning teacher will get a $25 Lands End gift card.

If your readers would like to recognize an extraordinary teacher or get more information, they can submit an essay up to 500 words and fill out the online entry form at The contest will end at midnight, April 17, 2008.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Two New Channels

TeacherTube is excited to have two new dedicated channels. Check out the Adora's Flying Fingers channel, which features videos of young author Adora Svitak. We're happy to support Adora's mission to teach and encourage other young writers. And don't miss the AIHE channel by the American Institute for History Education. In this channel you'll find videos on many people and events important in American history as well as video commentaries from U.S. History scholars.