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March is National Music in Our Schools Month

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According to National Education Partnership, music helps students in a variety of ways, including cultivating better thinking skills and strengthening perseverance and creativity. Every March, educational institutions across the country celebrate Music in Our Schools Month (MISOM), a special event that’s strongly supported by the National Association for Music Education. They normally help the festivities along by providing participating educators with a variety of complimentary audio files and promotional materials. However, institutions that choose to join in on the fun will need age-appropriate school furniture on hand as well. That said, here’s a look at several items that will surely help enhance your music room and make any MIOSM 2015 event memorable.

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Classroom Dry Erase Boards Engage Students and Promote Learning

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At one time, it intimidated students when a teacher sent a child to the board to show his work.  Today, this type of active involvement is commonplace and encouraged in schools. Teachers can use a variety of classroom dry erase boards to get students not just listening, but writing to reinforce learning.Classroom Dry Erase Board

Every teacher needs a large whiteboard in the classroom that is big enough for the entire class to see.  Whether posting assignments or teaching a lesson, this board is usually the focal point of the room.  Helpful features in a large white board include a magnetized surface, a tack strip at the top, and a low glare.

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Clean Your Whiteboard

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Whiteboards are still a relatively new product, although they are the standard writing surface found in school classrooms today.  Even if you use a dry erase whiteboard, you may still be behind the curve on whiteboard maintenance and cleaning.  Best-Rite has created a helpful site to provide information to you about the proper care you should take to keep your classroom whiteboard in pristine condition.

Green Erase Whiteboard Cleaner

Even the top level whiteboard, porcelain steel, needs some occasional TLC to continue preforming to the high demands of your busy classroom. Erasable markers, such as Rite-On markers, contain an ink that dries instantly and should be easily erased.  After a period of use, a film or haze could develop on the surface of the board, which is the result of the ink residue that might not be completely removed when the board is erased. Even though the film exists, the marker colors remain vivid.

By using Green EraseTM or a spray-on type of glass cleaner, the board may be given a thorough cleaning. Simply spray the whiteboard surface and briskly rub with a clean microfiber cloth. Rinse with clear water.  Avoid using caustic or abrasive type cleaners. Watch this video to learn more about Green Erase whiteboard spray.

To make sure that your board lasts you for years, you can follow a few simple rules for use:

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DonorsChoose.org: Single Donor Covers Entire State’s Wish List

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California is a big state. In fact it’s the most populated state. In that big state, during a recession, there are likely a lot of teachers with wish lists for their classroom. Those teachers that put their wish lists to action via DonorsChoose.org are now through wishing, but are now receiving.

DonorsChoose.org is a website that allows public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from whiteboards for a class instruction, to stages for a school play, to science tables for a chemistry class. Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, the materials are delivered to the school.

Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org, recently received a phone call from a person with a seemingly hypothetical question. “What would it cost to fund every California teacher’s wish list posted on your website?”  Best gave the caller his best guess of somewhere over $1 million.   Only a day and half later, held a check in his hand for $1.3 million dollars covering all of California’s wishes.  In his other hand he also held a check for an extra $100,000 to pay for other teachers’ wishes across the country.

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