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For Your Pearl Harbor, WWII Unit: My Pearl Harbor Scrapbook by Bess Taubman and Ernest Arroyo

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


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PearlHarborScrapbook300With its captivating scrapbook-like format, this book would be an excellent addition to the classroom for use during history and social studies units related to Pearl Harbor and World War II. The topic and format will appeal to



Race: Are We So Different? At Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Nov 1st, 2014
The Illinois Holocaust Museum will be among select museums in the country to confront the issue of race and racism in the United States when the cutting-edge exhibition RACE: Are We So Different? opened on October 12, 2014. Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, this is the first national exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view.


Overseas Teacher Recruiting Fair

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Nov 1st, 2014
The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) is pleased to announce the 39th annual UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair. The UNI Fair will be held January 30 –February 1, 2015, in Waterloo, Iowa. The registration DEADLINE is January 9. More than 120 American international K-12 schools attend the UNI Fair. All registrants must be certified elementary or secondary educators (or will secure certification prior to fall 2015). Candidates average 5 interviews each during the event. Teachers of all disciplines are needed.


Book Review: Blackboard: A Personal History of the Classroom by Lewis Buzbee

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Nov 1st, 2014
Most of us who have been teaching for some time need periodic reminders of the important work we’re doing in the classroom. It’s easy to become insensitive in our relations with our students and let automatic pilot take over. Also, since our salaries usually don’t reflect the value of what we do, the central role we have in students’ lives, it’s easy to stagnate. Being one of those teachers, it was uplifting to read Blackboard: A Personal History of the Classroom by Lewis Buzbee. A moving and thoughtful meditation on learning, the book underscores our value as teachers and the lasting impact we have on our students.


Harry and Rosemary Wong Articles

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Nov 1st, 2014
Every "Effective Teaching" article written by Harry and Rosemary Wong!


Announcements and Opportunities – November 2014

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Nov 1st, 2014
Check back often during the month for new announcements and opportunities!


High School Journalism Teachers Fear Reprisal

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Nov 1st, 2014
“As part of our research, we conducted a nationwide survey of high school journalism teachers and found some amazing results, including: the majority of teachers are afraid they will be ‘in trouble’ for something their students write…”


Mystery Photo Test for Teachers

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Oct 17th, 2014

Tweet to share this test with your friends and colleagues, school board members, secretaries of education and union officials to see how well THEY do!

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A Multiple Choice Test for Teachers

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Chess Board and Life: Same Approach by Gabriel F. Isaac

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Oct 1st, 2014
When I first started working a chess club. I went through all the motions my older brother did when he taught me the rules and objectives of the game, and it was easy. This is the board, these are the pieces, this is the way the pieces move on the board, and this is how you win. The kids got it...


Origami: Learning Through the Folds – Elaine McFarland

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Oct 1st, 2014
The art of origami involves transforming a flat sheet of paper into a 3-D object. Origami is an opportunity to have fun with your students while creating rigor and novelty. Through each sequential step in folding, a child learns through all instructional methods: kinesthetic, auditory, symbolic, and visual spatial.


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