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12 Things Teachers Must Know About Learning

By Bill Page

When information is presented to students, it goes into the working memory of their brain, but the information quickly fades away unless something is done to trigger its move into the brain’s long-term memory, where it can be stored and recalled later. Multiple neurons in various regions of the brain need to fire simultaneously, repetitively, and strongly for information to be readily retrieved and used. Memory is a vital part of school learning. For this reason, the shift to student-centered learning is crucial. Activities such as rhyming and rhythm, physical movement, multi-modality input, hands-on lessons, discussion, participatory experiences, constructivism, emotional experiences, personal meaning, and relevance, must become an integral part of every teacher’s daily lessons. Following are established facts, understandings, and practices which teachers can use immediately to teach so students will learn and remember.

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From the Teachers.Net Community

Is It Important to Remember Students’ Names? Advice for Substitute Teachers

By Barbara Pressman

Dear Barbara, Each time I go into a new classroom, I find it very challenging to try to remember the students’ names. And if I call someone by the wrong name, they all laugh! Sometimes I avoid using their names, but that doesn’t seem to work either. I’d like to remember names, but I’m just not good at it.

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How to Ensure You’ll be Invited Back – Advice for Substitute Teachers

By Barbara Pressman

Dear Barbara, I just graduated from University, and I want to start subbing in the hopes of getting a teaching job. Because of the high rate of unemployment in my state of Florida, I’ve been told that people are signing up to become Substitute Teachers in record numbers. Because of the competition, I want to stand out as someone who is a desired Sub. If I’m asked back often, I hope to make a name for myself, and then apply for a full time job for the 2010 school year. …

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12 Things Teachers Must Know About Learning

By Bill Page

When information is presented to students, it goes into the working memory of their brain, but the information quickly fades away unless something is done to trigger its move into the brain’s long-term memory, where it can be stored and recalled later. Multiple neurons in various regions of the brain need to fire simultaneously, repetitively, and strongly for information to be readily retrieved and used. Memory is a vital part of school learning. For this reason, the shift to student-centered learning is crucial. Activities such as rhyming …

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How to Teach Physical Education Level K- 3

By Mohammed Asim Ghazi

From a school physical education program in Saudi Arabia, tips for teaching movement activities and increasing participation in gym class.

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Children in Pain!

By Robert Rose

“Don’t touch me you white M…F…!”

I wouldn’t be normal if his anger didn’t hurt me. I had the legal power (1965) to paddle or suspend him, but I didn’t. I didn’t even have this concept clearly in my mind, but I intuitively knew that he was a child in pain.

This was an eleven year-old boy who had been attacked by three teenagers several months earlier. They had almost killed him by ramming a metal pipe in his …

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National Park Hosts Summer Programs for AP Teachers

By Teachers.Net News Desk

Received from Acadia Partners, Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, Maine

Acadia National Park Hosts Summer Programs for AP Teachers

Acadia Partners has set the 2010 summer schedule for its Advanced Placement Summer Institutes for teachers on the seaside Schoodic Education and Research Center campus in Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, Maine. This opportunity is offered in cooperation with the College Board. Thanks to generous donors, we are able to offer significant scholarship support to teachers participating in this program. For more information visit www.acadiapartners.org/APSI.

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Helping Children Affected by Parental Drug Abuse

By Leah Davies, M.Ed.

A conservative estimate is that one in six children in school today has a parent who is dependent on or addicted to alcohol or other drugs. This family situation places these students at high risk for social and emotional problems, as well as for school failure, drug use and delinquency. Most of these children are not identified as being “at-risk” and therefore do not receive assistance. Schools, however, are a logical place to reach them.

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5 Web Sites for Busy Educators

By Marjan Glavac

Each month Marjan Glavac, professional speaker, teacher and co-author of “How To Thrive And Survive In Your Classroom”, presents The Busy Educator’s Monthly Five — five websites for educators that are easy to read, simple to use and worthwhile to know.

Sign up for his free monthly Busy Educator’s Newsletter at:

http://www.thebusyeducator.com

Follow him on Twitter at : http://twitter.com/busy_teacher

January 2010 column

CYBERCHASE (GR. 2-6)

http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/ CYBERCHASE, the math-mystery …

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Teachers.Net Gazette February 2010

Cover Story by Bill Page:
12 Things Teachers Must Know about Learning

Harry & Rosemary Wong
Turning Teaching Dreams into Reality



Children in Pain! by Robert Rose

Snoopy's Philosophy by Tim Newlin

Helping Children Affected by Parental Drug Abuse by Leah Davies

Should Tests be the Final Measure of Student Success? by Susan Fitzell

Top Ten Tips for Dynamite Digital Photography by Newsdesk

Creative Writing as a Disciplinary Strategy? by Dr. Marybeth Ames

How to Teach Physical Education Level K-3 by Mohammed Asim Ghazi

The Many Benefits of Learning American Sign Language by Paul Fugate

Can You Explain That Again? by Lowell Parker

How to Ensure You'll be Invited Back - Advice for Substitute Teachers by Barbara Pressman

Mary’s Gift by Peg Chauncey Cramer

Apple Seeds Quotes for Educators by Barb Stutesman

News You Can Use: Writing Your School Newsletter by Francesca Barocio

The Walker Papers by Todd Nelson

A Simple Way to Improve Students' Essay Writing by Fiona Pollock

Today is... for February by Ron Victoria

Schoolies Cartoon - Motivation by John P. Wood

"You Belong to the Farm!" by Joe Smart

National Park Hosts Summer Programs for AP Teachers by Newsdesk

It's All About Perspective by Jenifer L. Moore

Is It Important to Remember Students’ Names? Advice for Subsitute Teachers by Barbara Pressman

5 Web Sites for Busy Educators

Professor Sneeze Stories, Activities Teach Environmental Science by Newsdesk

Schoolies Cartoon - Open Negotiations by John P. Wood

This 'n' That - the Latest from Teachers.Net by Newsdesk



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