Shmoop Releases Unique Professional Development and Classroom Resources for Teachers

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Shmoop's new suite of teacher resources recognizes the blood, sweat, and tears involved in the profession and helps teachers do what they do best: teach.

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Whether you're an English teacher pulling teeth for a thesis, a homeschooling dad wearing every hat in existence, or a Floridian admin looking for guidance with the Biology EOC assessment, we can make your life easier.

With politicians and parents pulling educators in all—and usually opposite—directions, it can be hard for teachers to find any time to...do their jobs. That's why Shmoop (http://www.shmoop.com), a digital publisher known for its award-winning Test Prep and certified Online Courses, is now offering loads of resources to make teaching easier. Less time consuming. More...fun. Shmoop's tagline is "We speak student," but as it turns out, they also talk teacher.

Shmoop's new Encyclopedia of Teaching features hundreds of free articles on topics ranging from classroom management to curriculum development to hot-button issues in education. Teachers will get tips on everything from differentiation to salary to talking about sex and gender in class without getting flustered (or fired). That's on top of all of Shmoop's tried-and-true free resources, including PRAXIS and CSET Test Prep, Common Core resources, and student-facing study tools like Essay Lab, Math Shack, Flashcards, and Videos.

Once they've gotten their fill of teaching tips and strategies—and are convinced that Shmoop is the crème de la teaching crème—teachers can subscribe to Shmoop and gain access to hundreds of premium products. Shmoop's Test Prep and Online Courses have had proven results: increased scores, higher pass rates, and flat out happier students. These products can be used in a blended classroom or assigned to students to complete on their own. Either way, teachers can track student progress via Shmoop's state-of-the-art analytics. For in-class lesson plans and activity ideas, Shmoop offers Teaching Guides for literature, math, history, digital literacy, PBIS, civics, and economics. Bonus: if teachers can get their whole school or district on board, they can receive bulk discounts by contacting sales(at)shmoop(dot)com. Or, if the moolah just isn't there, they can request funding for Shmoop on DonorsChoose.org.

"Whether you're an English teacher pulling teeth for a thesis, a homeschooling dad wearing every hat in existence, or a Floridian admin looking for guidance with the Biology EOC assessment, we can make your life easier," says David Siminoff, founder of Shmoop. "We're everything academic."

Teachers can see everything Shmoop has to offer on its all-inclusive Teachers page. And once they're seasoned Shmooperstars, they can pay it forward by sharing their own tips and tricks with millions of other teachers as a Shmoop featured educator.

About Shmoop

Shmoop offers hundreds of thousands of pages of original content. Their Online Courses, Test Prep, Teaching Guides, Learning Guides, and interactive Study Tools are written by teachers and experts and balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous concepts. Shmoop sees 11 million unique visitors a month across desktop and mobile. The company has won numerous awards from EdTech Digest, Tech & Learning, and the Association of Educational Publishers. Launched in 2008, Shmoop makes the magic happen from a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.

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