Teachers: Here’s how to bring Poetry Out Loud to YOUR school!

Does your school participate in the Poetry Out Loud contest? If not, make this the year that it does! 

Poetry Out Loud is the nation’s largest youth poetry recitation competition. Top finalists and their schools receive $50,000 in awards, including $20,000 for the National Champion. Nearly 3,000,000 students and over 9,500 schools have participated.

Poetry Out Loud also fulfills the following NCTE and Common Core Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12. Teachers who make use of the optional writing activities and lesson plans will also satisfy Standard #5.

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Plus, Poetry Out Loud …

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics named to 2017 Philadelphia Top Women-Owned Businesses

Philadelphia Business Journal Top Women Owned Businesses 2017Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. was recently named as one of the Top Women-Owned Businesses in the Philadelphia region for 2017 by The Philadelphia Business Journal. The list, generated by 2016 revenue, reveals 80+ of the largest women-owned businesses in the area which, collectively, employ thousands of people in various industries. The companies included a diverse range of enterprises from education, to health care, to construction, to technology, and more.

According to the National Women’s Business Council, “8 million U.S. businesses are currently majority women-owned. Today, women-owned firms have an economic impact of $3 trillion that translates into the …

Here we GROW again! Back to Basics is hiring Spanish medical interpreters throughout Delaware

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics currently has several outstanding opportunities for experienced and professional Spanish interpreters (face-to-face). These positions are part-time, throughout Delaware.

Qualified candidates will meet with clients in person at daytime appointments, assisting at doctor appointments, school conferences, legal consultations, and other events. Positions are statewide, but are mostly located in New Castle County and Kent County, Delaware.

Candidates should possess Bridging the Gap or similar medical interpreting certification.

Pay rate is $25/hour. 


  • Must have 1+ year of professional interpreting experience on your resume, exclusive of services for family or friends.
  • Must be up to date

Back to Basics is Hiring High School and College Math Tutors / Teachers in Delaware

Back to Basics is hiring math tutors and teachers in DelawareBack to Basics Learning Dynamics is currently hiring qualified, experienced math tutors / teachers for high school and college age students. These are part-time positions on an as-needed basis. Hours and locations will vary, however, most are during in the daytime and after school hours in the Wilmington and Newark, Delaware areas. Pay rate is $19 – $25 / hour depending on degree and experience.
High school / college maths needed :
  • Algebra I and II
  • Integrated Math Levels I-IV
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
  • PreCalculus
  • Calculus and AP Calculus
As the largest privately-owned, full-service educational facility serving the Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland …

Teachers, plan NOW! Banned Books Week is Sept. 24 – Sept. 30. Celebrate the freedom to READ!

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers — in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas.

Banned Book Week for Teachers

Many educational facilities and teacher  celebrate Banned Books Week, often creating displays and programs around the awareness campaign.

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) supports an Intellectual Freedom Center to help teachers facing challenges to works used in their classrooms. The following resources (PDF) help teachers prepare for teaching the literature they …