October Conventions

Don’t forget to come see us at the NYSSBA and the NJSSBA conventions this month. We will have tons of activities and we will also be giving out prizes all day. Stop by and try your luck!

NYSSBA 2015

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

811 7th Avenue at 52nd Street  New York, NY 10019

Monday, October 19 • 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 20 • 8:00 a.m. – Noon

PROACADEMY BOOTH #  322

NJSSBA 2015 

Atlantic City Convention Center

1 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Tuesday, October 27 • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 28 • 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

PROACADEMY BOOTH # 343

SEE YOU THERE! 🙂

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Happy International Translation Day!

A big factor in today’s academic world is the idea of globalization and the collaboration among different people around the globe. With that said and in honor of international translation day, Proacademy would like to teach everyone (bilingual or not) how to say “education” in a variety of different languages. Together, we could achieve more!

Education:

Arabic: تعليم

Chinese: 教育

Dutch: onderwijs

French: éducation

German: Bildung

Greek: εκπαίδευση

Hebrew: חינוך

Hindi: शिक्षा

Irish: oideachas

Italian: educazione

Japanese: 教育

Mongolian: боловсрол

Polish: edukacja

Portuguese: educação

Russian: образование

Spanish: educación

Swedish: utbildning

Thai: การศึกษา

Turkish: eğitim

Vietnamese: sự giáo dục

Happy Math Storytelling Day!

On behalf of math storytelling day, we have a few math jokes that will kick off your weekend with some giggles and laughs. Share these jokes with your family and friends and cheers to math and storytelling today!

Q: Why didn’t the quarter roll down the hill with the nickel? A: Because it had more cents.

Q: What happened to the plant in math class? A: It grew square roots.

Q: How do you make seven an even number? A: Take the s out!

Q: Why wasn’t the geometry teacher at school? A: Because she sprained her angle!!

Q: Why is a math book always unhappy? A: Because it always has lots of problems.

Q: Where do math teachers go on vacation? A: To Times Square.

Q:  What do you call friends who love math? A: algeBROS

Q: Why is 6 afraid of 7? A: Because 7 8 9

And for those of you who don’t like math…

MATH stands for Mental Abuse To Humans.

Math of life

Happy Working Parents Day!

We know how challenging it could be to rush in the morning against the clock and still make it to work on time. For the million times you have felt overwhelmed and ready to pull your hair out, we want to applaud you and wish you a very happy working parents day! This day is for your dedication and strength. And we know that even after all the running around, you would never give up moments like this…:)

Storage

One of the biggest challenges inside a classroom is storage. Aside from living in a highly populated area where class sizes are increasing, teachers need storage to house the materials and supplies needed for their students. However, with the rise of STEM learning environments, storage becomes reduced.

STEM streamlined classrooms by removing bulky furniture and excess materials. This process of purging is difficult for most teachers, yet necessary according to multiple research studies. It has been determined that having a crowded and cluttered space distracts students and makes it difficult for them to process and retain information. Focus is lost and everyone is more likely to get frustrated.

Here are some tips that will make the transition a little smoother.

  1. Separate: The first and most basic step in this process is to separate the materials that are commonly used from those that are only kept as a “just in case.” The just-in-case materials should be taken out of the classroom and put into general storage.
  2. Scan & Save: Worksheets and reading materials that are commonly used could be scanned and saved as a PDF. With the increased use of technology inside the classroom, there is less of a need to store print-outs. Plus, saving paper also helps our environment.
  3. Limits: Everything has a limit and setting boundaries is important. Teachers who are limited to one storage cabinet inside the classroom have a much easier time eliminating excess materials. Set some limits!
  4. Tidy Up: Create a classroom chore schedule where everyone participates and feels a commitment to keeping the space clutter-free and neat.
  5. Get Mainstreamed: No more overcrowded posters and hanging distractions. The STEM classroom has minimal classroom decor in order to maintain the focus in academics.