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April 2014
Vol 11 No 4
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Cover Story

Paleo School - Did Our Hunter-Gatherer Forebears Know the Secret Recipe for Learning?
By Todd R. Nelson

Do our Hunter-Gatherer forebears have something to tell us about the recipe for learning?

Surely you've noticed the popular trending of the so-called "Paleo diet." Once I'd heard the term a few times-and my daughter had experimented on me with some of her Paleo cookies-I had to do some research.

"Proponents of this diet," says Wikipedia, the fount of all foraged knowledge, "argue that modern human populations subsisting on traditional diets, allegedly similar to those of Paleolithic hunter-gatherers, are largely free of diseases of affluence.They assert that multiple studies of the effect of Paleolithic diet in humans have shown improved health outcomes relative to other widely recommended diets.Supporters also point to several potentially therapeutic nutritional characteristics of pre-agricultural society diets." ...

From the Teachers.Net Community

I Love Fountas & Pinnell Testing Materials & Followed Directions for the Tests, Even if it Meant Being Fired For It

By Shabana Jameel

When I refused to use guided reading techniques, instead of the testing directions given by the Fountas & Pinnell creators, the Administration chose to fire me.

You Want Me to Track What? Tips and Tools for Collecting Behavioral Data

By Jennifer Freeman, Ph.D

In addition to their many other responsibilities teachers are now being asked to collect and interpret a wide variety of both academic and behavioral data often with little or no …

Autism, More Than Just a Number

By Teachers.Net News Desk

Autism, so often viewed as just a number in a study, seemed to grow a body and walk into a recent Profectum conference in Pasadena when three young men and …

Will Your Kids’ Academic Success Be Enough to Find a Job After College – 8 Tough Questions Parents Need to Ask

By Teachers.Net News Desk

In today’s tough job market, even parents of academically successful children are starting to worry about their kids’ career prospects. No longer do prestigious college degrees and high GPAs guarantee …

Apple Seeds – Quotes for Educators

By Barb Stutesman

Bits of wisdom, selected especially for educators. Great material for newsletters, Thought for the Day announcements, staff motivation.

Abecedarian Project Study Links HIgh-Quality Childcare and Health

By Teachers.Net News Desk

Report shows that people who had received high-quality early care and education in the 1970s are healthier now—and better health also lies ahead for them.

Summary of the Safe School Initiative for Teachers, Administrators and Staff to Possibly Prevent School Shootings

By Stewart Brekke

In 1999, after the shooting attack at Columbine High School, the Department of Education and the U.S. Secret Service initiated a study of 37 targeted school shootings and school …

April is… Many Special Days

By Ron Victoria

Take a look at all the special days worthy of your attention during April!

FREE PreK-12 Printables!

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Teacher submitted printable teaching aids – FREE and ready to print and go!

Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.11 No.4 April 2014

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
When Students Succeed, Teachers Succeed
Cover Story by Todd R. Nelson
Paleo School - Did Our Hunter-Gatherer Forebears Know the Secret Recipe for Learning?
More Teacher Articles...
»Paradiso: What Italians Think of Finnish EducationTim Walker
»Rigor, Vigor, or Rigor Mortis?Barbara Blackburn
»Tracking & Resegregation: Teacher Evaluation and Test Scores - Excerpt from On the Same Track: How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle Against ResegregationCarol Burris
»Poetry is Candy in My Mouth - Putting Two Heads Together to Teach Middle School PoetrySarah Powley
»Distance Running Holds Lessons for EducationLevi Folly
»You Want Me to Track What? Tips and Tools for Collecting Behavioral DataJennifer Freeman, Ph.D
»It's Not What You Say, It's When You Say ItAbby Connors
»Autism, More Than Just a NumberNews Desk
»Summary of the Safe School Initiative for Teachers, Administrators and Staff to Possibly Prevent School ShootingsStewart Brekke
»Will Your Kids' Academic Success Be Enough to Find a Job After College - 8 Tough Questions Parents Need to AskNews Desk
»Abecedarian Project Study Links HIgh-Quality Childcare and HealthNews Desk
»Apple Seeds - Quotes for EducatorsBarb Stutesman
»April is... Many Special DaysRon Victoria
»FREE PreK-12 Printables!

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