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International Bilingual Education Expert Brad Philpot to Speak at IB Conference in Rome: Learning Language in an International Context

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jul 18th, 2014


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Brad Philpot, Cambridge University Press author and expert in high-quality professional development for teachers of the IB Diploma programme, has been announced as one of the distinguished speakers at the IB Africa, Europe and Middle



Chicago Mayor Speaks Code, Launches Chicago City of Learning (CCOL) Month of Code Challenge

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jul 10th, 2014


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MAYOR EMANUEL LAUNCHES CHICAGO CITY OF LEARNING MONTH OF CODE CHALLENGE TO ALL CITIES OF LEARNING

Challenge Encourages Youth to Explore STEAM Opportunities and Earn Digital Badges

Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched the Chicago City of …



Advice for New Teachers – Veteran Teachers Offer Tips

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jul 1st, 2014

“What are the common mistakes made by new teachers?” Neophyte asks veteran teachers to reflect and advise, and the responses are worthy of consideration by new and veteran educators.



Introverted Children in Extroverted Schools

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jul 1st, 2014

Entering into the swing of a new school year overwhelms one in three children who are introverted. Schools are designed to educate the extroverted majority. They are fast paced, demanding quick thinking and snappy answers, group brainstorming, adapting to constant change and the ability to compete. Extroverts succeed in this environment while introverts thrive in just the opposite atmosphere. A thoughtful, individual and reflective approach to learning brings out the best in introverts. This is why there are more significant negative consequences for introverted school children than parents typically think. Introverted children are trying to gear up to match a pace that is draining and overwhelming for them.



New Book – Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jul 1st, 2014

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) today announced that the new book from flipped learning pioneers Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams  debuted at ISTE 2014, June 28-July 1, in Atlanta. In Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement, co-authors Bergmann and Sams take their revolutionary education philosophy to the next level. Building on the energy of the thousands of educators inspired by ISTE’s bestselling Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day, this new book is all about what happens next —when a classroom is truly student-centered and teachers are free to engage with students on an individual level.



In Finland, Students Always Have Time for Bathroom Breaks – by Tim Walker

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jun 8th, 2014


// Follow Tim Walker on Twitter: @timdwalk
Bathroom-gender-signNothing should ever get in the way of bathroom breaks for students, right? Think again.

In early-January, an administrator from a Chicago public school sent a letter to her staff about “new …



Storybud: Accessible, Entertaining Stories in Audio and/or Text

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jun 1st, 2014

Designed by a visually impaired father who wanted a way to have stories “read” to his children. Storybud.org
For people who love stories and storytelling. On Storybud there are text versions of stories, audio versions of stories and combined text and audio stories.



Students Engage in Dangerous Drug Use During “Finals Frenzy”

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jun 1st, 2014

Students in finals frenzy are finding pharmaceuticals online – and getting them without a prescription.



The Scout Report – Fantastic Links & Resources – Issue 5/23/14

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jun 1st, 2014

The Scout Report, a fascinating, annotated collection of Internet resources issued weekly by The Internet Scout Research Group, is one of our favorite resources. Located in the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, The Internet Scout Research Group provides Internet publications and software to the research and education communities under grants from the National Science Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and other philanthropic organizations.



The Challenge of Catching Up At-Risk Students

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jun 1st, 2014

Very few students from at-risk demographic groups—including ethnic minorities, English language learners, those from low-income families and those with disabilities—who start off “far off track“ academically are able to get back on track by four years later, according to a policy report released on May 29, 2014 by ACT.



Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.11 No.6 June 2014

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Your Future Is in Your Hands
Cover Story by Sharon Thomas
Warts and All - Turning Instructional Messes Into Growth Opportunities
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»How to Change your Classroom and Yourself with GratitudeOwen M. Griffith
»Students Engage in Dangerous Drug Use During "Finals Frenzy"News Desk
»The Scout Report - Fantastic Links & Resources - Issue 5/23/14News Desk
»Quotable Comic by Tim Newlin of TimTim.comTim Newlin
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»Preparing Students and Faculty for A School Shooting EmergencyNews Desk
»EDIT Jumpstarting a Career Via the Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education (I.C.E.) ProgramSarah Powley
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