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Chalkboard Jungle: Real-Life Teaching Nightmare Inspires Debut Novel

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Apr 7th, 2014

Debut author Barbara Kovacs used to be a teacher. For three and a half years, Kovacs taught in the Florida public school system before she fell victim to the arbitrary and damaging rules of standardized testing.

This hellish event comes …



Lincoln’s Letter to His Son’s Teacher

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Apr 6th, 2014


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Respected Teacher,

My son will have to learn I know that all men are not just, all men are not true. But teach him also that for ever scoundrel there …



Teacher Lashes Out at the “Raising of the Bar”

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Apr 4th, 2014


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I’ve taught for 30 years in several schools and different grades and among the things that strikes me as  incongruent in modern education is the …



Will Your Kids’ Academic Success Be Enough to Find a Job After College – 8 Tough Questions Parents Need to Ask

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

In today’s tough job market, even parents of academically successful children are starting to worry about their kids’ career prospects. No longer do prestigious college degrees and high GPAs guarantee their first choice career: even Ivy League graduates are finding themselves unemployed. If new graduates can prove that they are ready for the workplace with relevant experience, real world skills and the right attitude, they are more likely to land the job that they’re aiming for.



Abecedarian Project Study Links HIgh-Quality Childcare and Health

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

Report shows that people who had received high-quality early care and education in the 1970s are healthier now—and better health also lies ahead for them.



Autism, More Than Just a Number

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

Autism, so often viewed as just a number in a study, seemed to grow a body and walk into a recent Profectum conference in Pasadena when three young men and one young woman took to the stage to talk about their goals and their successes in the movie post-production industry.



Paradiso: What Italians Think of Finnish Education by Tim Walker

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Mar 30th, 2014


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Italy. The boot-shaped country famous for its food, fashion and art. But what about its schools? I never heard a word about Italian education until I started writing about my teaching experiences in Finland.In late-November, I wrote



Test 1234

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Mar 29th, 2014
Effective Teaching
by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Special to the Gazette
March 2014

 

Teaching New Teachers How to Succeed

 

An Intensive, Intentional Program

Six years ago, Tara Link started the S.H.I.N.E. (Supporting, Helping, and Inspiring New Educators) program …



Tracking & Resegregation: Charter Schools – Excerpt from On the Same Track: How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle Against Resegregation by Carol Corbett Burris

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Mar 25th, 2014


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Following is an excerpt from On the Same Track: How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle Against Resegregation by nationally renowned school administrator Carol Corbett Burris (Beacon Press, March 18, 2014)

Charter Schools 

Charter schools



Tracking & Resegregation: Screened and Test-in Schools – Excerpt from On the Same Track: How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle Against Resegregation by Carol Corbett Burris

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Mar 25th, 2014

Following is an excerpt from On the Same Track: How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle Against Resegregation by nationally renowned school administrator Carol Corbett Burris (Beacon Press, March 18, 2014)

Screened and Test-in Schools 

The following examples show how



Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.11 No.3 March 2014

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Teaching New Teachers How to Succeed
Cover Story by Sarah Powley
Danger Zone! Teachers Face Threats of Broken Bones, Orwell and Autonomy
More Teacher Articles...
»Give It Away, Give It Away, Give It Away NowSharon Thomas
»Teaching in Finland: Special Classes that are Not "Specials"Tim Walker
»Word Up!Todd R. Nelson
»Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication (Or So Says Leonardo da Vinci)Colin Hussey
»Guidelines for Responsible Internet Use in the ClassroomGeorge Brown
»Dealing with Learned HelplessnessBarbara Blackburn and Dr. Bradley Witzel
»9 Strategies to Use Current Events in the ClassroomJennifer Davis Bowman Ed.D.
»Writing Prompts for MarchJames Wayne
»Featured Lesson: Multiplying One-Digit NumbersTeachers.Net Lesson Bank
»What's Going on in Your State?Teachers.Net Resources
»Understanding AutismLeah Davies, M.Ed.
»Top Tweets for TeachersNews Desk
»Purposefully Disruptive Students in the ClassroomStewart Brekke
»Living Green: A Turtle's Quest for a Cleaner Planet Published in JabberblabberNews Desk
»Apple Seeds of WisdomBarb Stutesman
»March Is... Full of Special DaysRon Victoria

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