We just launched our latest eNotes contest giving away $100 of Stumptown coffee to midterm-crazed teachers on Facebook. (It's okay to enter if you are not crazed.) Check it out!
Personally, I don't drink coffee. I agree that teachers do seem to live on it though! I started drinking tea a couple of years ago, after resisting caffeine for years. I do think that tea helps, but not as much as it used to! Thanks for doing things like this.
I never pass on an offer for coffee OR donuts. I also appreciate the shout out to all awesome things from Seattle... makes me miss home. I just can't seem to get on the sweet tea craze that characterizes the south. Nice to have some fellow coffee addicts to commiserate with.
Thanks enotes! I will be on FB next to make sure to tag enotes on a status update to enter to win some coffee. I think the school year makes my coffee habit grow and grow and grow. So some free coffee will help offset that pay-cut I took this year because of budget cuts!
Ah, mid-terms. Not for the weak! I didn't drink coffee at all until I started teaching, but the coffee maker in the teachers' lounge soon became a good friend after a late night of grading essays. Also, this post reminds me of the enotes FB page, which I will now be visiting. Thanks!
You have identified the blood that pumps through the veins of most teachers and so this will no doubt be appreciated - by those editors and teachers that are teaching in the United States of America. Unfortunately, for those of us like kiwi and myself we will have to content ourselves with imagining a really nice cup of coffee and enjoy the prize vicariously... unless you send to S. America?!
Very nice gesture. I am a coffee lover and swoon at the smell of a really good brew. Do they also offer tea? I'm a coffee girl in the morning, tea in the evening, and water all day in between. :) Thanks for doing something nice for us overworked and underpaid people who do their jobs for the love of the "A-ha!" moments in the classroom.
This is a really nice idea - unfortunately I am a little out of the US to take up the offer (NZ doesn't even have Stumpdown) but the thought is the bit that counts! Enjoy fellow e-notes contributors. We are heading into the last 9 weeks of our year too, so are probably beyond coffee - existing on summer plans :)
Mmmm. Coffee. I'm doing OK so far, given that the year is only a month and a half in at this point, but usually by Thanksgiving Break I am forgetting the water and just chewing the coffee beans, so you can count me in on this one. Thanks for thinking of us!
I'm not a coffee drinker and I don't even like the smell of it in the teachers' lounge, so I'm going to pass on this one; however, I do appreciate the efforts by e-notes lately to connect to "us" (the teachers. Thanks!
If the offer is for real with no strings attached, then what a nice thing to do. There is no doubt that teachers (many in small rural districts) are overworked, underpaid, and little appreciated for the care and concern they invest in the children of their community.