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A Campaign to Fund a Toy for Kids Who Wear Glasses

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Aug 1st, 2015
I love kids, and I wrote a book (in verse) called "Grady Gets Glasses" about an adorable rabbit who wears glasses. Grady explains "far-sighted" and "near-sighted", how glasses help us see the whole world, small and large, and he makes every child who wears glasses feel "special"! The illustrations are adorable, done by my former student, artist, and Carnegie-Mellon grad Lauren Givens Wood. Our dream is to have a Grady plush animal friend 12 inches tall (wearing glasses, of course- RED glasses!) available for purchase so kids can be with their friend Grady.


An Easy Way to Reform Education by Robert Rose, M.D.

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jul 1st, 2015
This author has made the assumption that emphasis on practicing printing alphabet letters increases the fluency with which children can print them. It was therefore decided to examine the relationship between fluency at printing the alphabet in preliterate children, and their subsequent success in learning to read well.


Tips For A Good Start To The New School Year

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jul 1st, 2015


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Learn Your Students’ Names – Fun, Fast, Easy and IMPORTANT! by Bill Page … Learning students’ names is a crucial first day step toward a caring relationship and toward building a classroom learning community.  Use these fast and



Diplomas Count 2015: Next Steps

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jun 4th, 2015


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Education Week Report Profiles Students With Disabilities;
Highlights Challenges and Opportunities for Life After Special Education

Report Also Features Latest Graduation Rates

Today, the nation’s public schools serve nearly 6 million students with disabilities from



Science, Art, Photography Teachers! Sign Up for Eagle Hill Institute, Maine, Summer Field Courses!

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jun 3rd, 2015


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eagle_hill_panorama_photoby_CraigSnappThis summer, the Eagle Hill Institute in coastal Steuben, Maine, is offering over 25 one-week-long courses that can provide valuable training and enrichment for science teachers (see below).  Eagle Hill Institute has an arrangement with the University of …



PreCut Recycled Tennis Balls

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jun 1st, 2015
By purchasing these recycled tennis balls, you are not only helping the environment by giving them a “second life”, but also, a percentage of all net proceeds are donated to the nonprofit, “The Big Dog Rescue Ranch” whose mission is to provide shelter, care and affection to homeless and unwanted dogs of all breeds and to adopt them out to new loving homes.


Educators Appeal Deeply Flawed Vergara Ruling

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jun 1st, 2015
The California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers filed opening briefs on May 1, 2015 in their appeal of Judge Rolf Treu’s deeply flawed decision in Vergara v. California, a baseless lawsuit brought by corporate privatizers seeking to strike down statutes protecting teachers from arbitrary firings, providing transparency in layoff decisions, and supporting due process rights, all of which contribute to student success.


Entomology and Nematology: Featured Creatures for Science Teachers, Students

By Teachers.Net News Desk • May 1st, 2015
The Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida has teamed with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to produce this incredible encyclopedia of insects, nematodes, arachnids, and other organisms.


The Secret Death Of Bees by Claudia Heitler

By Teachers.Net News Desk • May 1st, 2015
You know that feeling of concern you get when a bee is buzzing around you? It turns out we need to be much more concerned that there's a lot less of them buzzing these days. Billions less. This isn't a problem just for the bees, it's a big one for us too. Did you know...


Infotopia: Powerful Academic Search Engine Designed for Students, Teachers, Homeschoolers

By Teachers.Net News Desk • May 1st, 2015
Created by Dr. Michael Bell (former chair of the Texas Association of School Librarians) and Carole Bell (former middle school librarian and director of libraries), Infotopia uses a Google custom search to provide accesses to previously vetted websites selected by librarians, teachers, and educational professionals.


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»Help Boys Become ReadersDr. Brad Johnson
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»Effects of Unemployment on PreschoolersCheryl Hatch
»Reflections On a Week Without Laptops Or, The Phantom of the LaptopTodd R. Nelson
»Earthquake History and ScienceNews Desk
»Which Co-Teaching Models are Most Effective at the Elementary and Secondary Levels and Why?Susan Fitzell
»"Dear Police Officers" - Children and Fear of Police OfficersJennifer Davis Bowman Ed.D.
»Guidelines for Conferences Concerning Angry ChildrenLeah Davies, M.Ed.
»Getting Girls Interested in STEM - SciGirlsNews Desk
»The Secret Death Of Bees by Claudia HeitlerNews Desk
»Infotopia: Powerful Academic Search Engine Designed for Students, Teachers, HomeschoolersNews Desk
»Four Myths of Student MotivationBarbara Blackburn
»About Putting a Woman on the $20 BillNews Desk
»Higher High School Graduation Requirements For Science, Math Produce Mixed ResultsStewart Brekke
»Van Gogh Art Online Museum is "Beautiful, Interactive"News Desk
»Math Study Guide Helpful For Pre-Algebra Through Advanced CalculusNews Desk
»Apple Seeds Quotes for EducatorsBarb Stutesman
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»The Bread & Roses Strike of 1912 - Labor Unions in History, Social StudiesNews Desk
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