Imagine Learning Gives Back–in a Flash

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If you had to raise over $20,000 in just two and a half hours, could you do it?

During a recent flash fundraiser held on July 11, 2016, Imagine Learning employees did just that, benefitting four noteworthy charities in the process.

The four beneficiaries chosen by Imagine Learning employees were:  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), Habitat for Humanity – Utah County, and the Imagine Kids Foundation.

All four organizations were chosen for their ability to help children and families throughout the world. Read more »

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How Do You Say Your Name? Thoughts on Student Identity

My Name My Identity, Imagine Learning blog, name pronunciation, classroom, teachers, educatorsA new boy shows up at school. As he walks through the classroom door, the teacher welcomes him by saying, “Tell us your name.”

The boy, who has just moved to America from the Philippines, announces his name as Banoy Pamatmat. Whereupon the teacher asks, “Could you repeat that?”

Welcome to an increasingly common scenario in today’s schools.

As more immigrants relocate to America, educators encounter a wider array of new names and faces. And many of those names are challenging to pronounce. Read more »

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Help Kids ‘Spring Forward’ to Daylight Savings

Imagine Learning blog spring forward daylight savings 2016 sundialWhat happens to your classroom during the week after Daylight Savings? If you envision a room full of cranky, tired kids (and teacher), you’re not alone.

It’s a fact: most educators dread the calendar shift to Daylight Savings each spring. After all, moving the clock ahead means one less hour of sleep, and that fact alone can spell trouble for teachers and students alike.

Here’s the lowdown: America and many other countries shift to Daylight Savings Time this Sunday, March 13, 2016 (except for those lucky people in Arizona).

‘Spring forward,’ remember?

Ideally, all of us should get to bed 10-15 minutes earlier each night prior to the time switch. But if this advice comes too late, just follow a few timely tips after the clock moves forward: Read more »

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Operation Gratitude 2015

Thanksgiving may be over, but gratitude doesn’t have to be. If you’re looking for another way to give thanks, why not consider sending a care package to members of the military, both past and present?

Items collected by Imagine Learning for November 2015 Operation Gratitude projectAt Imagine Learning, our employees enjoy giving back. As our Thanksgiving project, we participated in Operation Gratitude, collecting healthy snacks, personal care products, stuffed animals, and other items for new recruits, current troops, veterans, and wounded warriors.

Because of the generosity of our co-workers, we collected even more items this year than in 2014. Take a look at the photo on the right!

Our employees also took the time to write notes of thanks to those who serve our country. We know by past experience that this personal touch doesn’t go unnoticed. Read more »

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Imagine Nation awards announced

This month, we’re celebrating top-performing Imagine Learning schools and districts through our customer recognition program, Imagine Nation. Schools are being recognized for outstanding usage, exceptional enthusiasm, and amazing Imagine Learning innovation for the 2013–2014 school year. Imagine Nation schools receive one of four prestigious awards: World-Class School, Top 50 School, Super School, and Top 10 Percent. For more information, see the official press release or view the lists of award-winning Imagine Nation schools.

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