Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy Holidays

The Teacher's Brunch HQ in pastoral Auburn Hills, MI is under a blanket of snow (it was 50 degrees when we woke up Monday morning!), and plans for our annual holiday party are in full swing.

It's a busy time of year here.

All our divisions are putting the finishing touches on catalogs teachers will get in their mailboxes sometime in January. Our shippers--and anyone else they can grab--are doing annual inventory. They look rather a lot like Santa's elves these days.

The Teacher's Brunch team wishes you and yours a most wonderful holiday season, and a tremendous New Year.

A Moment to Brag

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Essay Time!

Need some help inspiring student writing?

We just finished our Electronic Essay Starter. It's a Flash application, so it should run on just about any computer you're using.

Here's how it works.

First, display a picture. There's fifty to choose from, including this nifty dog:

The image you and your students select is the inspiration for their essays.

Next, pick from one of 11 essays types. You can choose which kind, or let the game randomly pick one for you.

What's great is that each essay type has a definition, and a sample essay:

We include the sample and definition for each essay on the disk for easy printing.

All that's left to do is give them a length requirement, a due date, and off they go!

It's great for review, standardized test practice, or proving that writing can be fun.

You can order it from Teacher's Discovery here:

PC users can download a trial version of it here: Sample

Let us know what you think.

Where's Your Shopping Cart?

If you're already a customer of ours, you might be wondering where our online shopping cart has gone.

If you're new, you might be wondering where you can get all of the great stuff we make.

Well, head on over to our parent company, Teacher's Discovery. You can order online, via fax, or over the phone. If you call, you'll get to speak to one of our wonderful Customer Service Representatives.


Welcome, everyone, to the new home for Teacher's Brunch.

Everyone at TB central here in the frozen tundra of Auburn Hills, Michigan is looking forward to developing this blog in the coming weeks.

We'll take time to brag about what we've made for teachers, give you an inside peek at what's coming down the pipeline, and post things that we think will make your day a little better.

Along the way, we hope you'll let us know what we can do to make your job a little easier.

So, welcome! We hope you enjoy your stay!