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April 2014
Vol 11 No 4
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Cover Story

What's Wrong with Teacher Education in this Country

By Howard Seeman, Ph.D.

The short answer: The curriculum that prospective teachers are put through. When you ask those who have been teachers for over two decades what do they really need to be better teachers, they do not say: Piaget, Erikson, Maslow, or the better methods courses for teaching. Teachers say...

From the Teachers.Net Community

The Books of Summer

By Todd R. Nelson

When I was a kid, each summer had a book. The summer I turned twelve was the summer of To Kill a Mockingbird.

How to Use Summer to Prep for the Year’s Subbing Assignments

By Barbara Pressman

By being proactive this summer, you can accomplish a great deal of preparation that will help you get off to a great start this fall.

Self-Concept: It Ain’t No Fuzzy, Feel-Good Frill, Ya Know!

By Bill Page

Do schools really believe in the value of self-concept for all students, or is it reserved only for those who earn it? Do some kids deserve a negative self-concept; …

Getting to Know Each Other Activities, Part 3

By Leah Davies, M.Ed.

A list of activities that are enjoyable and foster self-understanding and friendships among children, and will help children feel bonded to each other and to their teacher or group leader.

Dear Old Golden Rule Days, Chapter Two Creative Activities

By Janet Farquhar

Before Sam’s trial, and shortly after he decorated the school wall with paint water, Mrs. Day informed me that creative activities in the hands of an inexperienced teacher were a …

A Month of Writing Prompts

By James Wayne

Once again James Wayne comes through with the most fascinating writing prompts on the www!

Merit Pay, Teacher Pay, and Value Added Measures (video)

By Teachers.Net News Desk

A video graphic presentation examining problems associated with determining which teachers would earn merit pay.

Should You Accept EVERY Call to Substitute?

By Barbara Pressman

When a class presents special challenges, is it better to “pass,” or risk being over-matched? Advice for substitute teachers from the author of Substitute Teaching From A to Z.

Teachers Talking About Desks vs. Tables

By Teachers.Net Community

Desks or Tables? That is the question…
Bill said: Next year I will be teaching 4th grade, …

Money On Trees

By Tim Newlin

Our first customer was a man that slapped a nickel on our counter, grabbed the pitcher, filled and gulped down two cups of Kool-Aid, crushed the cup, tossed it on …

Apple Seed Quotes for Teachers and Other People

By Barb Stutesman

Never let your fears hold you back from pursuing your hopes. ~ John F. Kennedy

Oh, the summer night has a smile of light, and she sits on a sapphire throne. …

Natural Test Taking Ability – Not Teacher Quality – Determines Scores

By Stewart Brekke

In this oinion piece the author asserts that the present practice of attributing high test scores to good teaching and low test scores to bad teaching, is flawed. He makes …

This ‘n’ That

By Teachers.Net News Desk

This is THE place to watch during the month for frequent updates, information, opportunities and other breaking news from the editorial staff at Teachers.Net.

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