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Archive for the ‘October 2009’ Category

Schoolsville

By Todd R. Nelson • Oct 1st, 2009
The job of an elementary school principal can get complicated some days. It all started when the code enforcement officer of Schoolsville, me, realized that the merchants and construction companies working out back by the playground sandbox had not taken out the required permits. So I paid a visit to the supervisors at their place of business: Mrs. Pelletier’s grade 2-3 classroom.


Today is… (October 2009)

By Ron Victoria • Oct 1st, 2009

October is:

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Crime Prevention Month, Family Health Month, Fire Prevention Month, National AIDS Awareness Month, and National Family Sexuality Education Month.

October 1 is … World Vegetarian Day and Magic Circles Day

October 2 …



12 Surefire Tips: How to Manage Time and Increase Efficiency in the Classroom!

By Susan Fitzell • Oct 1st, 2009
A dozen nifty tips for making the most of students' time in class!


Get to Know Denmark!

By Tim Newlin • Oct 1st, 2009
There is much that can be learned from the Danes and their struggle to deal with energy, health care, and taxes.


Reaching Every Student in Your Class

By Bill Page • Oct 1st, 2009
Just because administrators group kids together by age and assign them together in your classroom does not mean your students can all be taught alike.


The Busy Educator’s Monthly 5 Web Sites

By Marjan Glavac • Oct 1st, 2009
Marjan presents 5 of the most helpful web sites he's encountered during his wanderings around the World Wide Web during the past month.


Lessons Learned from a Head Start Parent

By Cyndi Fry • Oct 1st, 2009
Once this struggling young mother understood it was important to read to her children, she decided not to wait for me to get started. She packed up the children and took two city buses to get to the library the very next day.


Selective Mutism: Silent and Misunderstood

By Eileen Dame • Oct 1st, 2009
Max could not talk to me, nor to anyone else, because he suffered from Selective Mutism, an often misunderstood, misdiagnosed and mishandled social anxiety. With appropriate interventions, children can overcome SM. Here's what works, and what can exacerbate the problem.


Digital Camera Lessons – Featured K-6 Lesson Plan

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Oct 1st, 2009

From the Teachers.Net Lesson Bank – one of more than 4300 teacher-submitted lessons!

Digital Camera Lessons
Computer, level: all
Posted by Kari Crosman.Pownal School, Pownal, USA
Materials Required: Digital Cameras

Here are my students’ favorite digital camera lessons:

Gr. K-1…



*NEW BOOK* Lighting Their Fires by Rafe Esquith

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Oct 1st, 2009

Lighting Their Fires
Raising Extraordinary Children in a Mixed-up, Muddled-up, Shook-up World

By Rafe Esquith

Published by Viking Adult – August 2009 – $24.95US/CAN$31.00  –  978-0-670-02108-6

One of America’s most celebrated educators teaches parents how to create extraordinary children —



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