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Cover Story

Leaving the Comfort Zone
By Todd Nelson

For three weeks one summer I stepped out of my comfort zone. It taught me an important lesson about teaching.

Leaving one's comfort zone is not something that happens very often to most adults. Instead of feeling powerful, in control, full of answers, I felt the inverse: powerless and struggling for answers. It reminded me of the way I felt when I was a kid; when I went to school. It was like being new, different, and forced to learn out of necessity. And there's great benefit in having this experience every so often....

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Treat others the way you want to be treated.
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I do not use chalk in my room any more, I use dry erase boards. I have some old 9 x …

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Printables for preK – 12 Teachers

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Visit for clickable links to all FREE printables on Teachers.Net!

Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.8 No.8 August 2011

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
How a Principal Creates a Culture of Consistency
This past year office referrals dropped drastically, with only 193 referrals, and was accompanied with a rise in student achievement. But, to everyone's dismay, the snow kept falling.

Cover Story by Todd Nelson
Leaving the Comfort Zone
For three weeks one summer I stepped out of my comfort zone. It taught me an important lesson about teaching.

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»Clever Tips and Ideas for Back to School
»All I Really Needed to Know for the 21st Century, I Learned In KindergartenPeg Chauncey Cramer
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