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July 2014
Vol 11 No 7
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Trophy Fury - What's Behind Claims that Kids Are Coddled and Overcelebrated?
By Alfie Kohn

I think we can be reasonably sure that no child who received a trinket after losing a contest walked away believing that he (or his team) won - or that failing is just as good as succeeding. Giving trophies to all the kids is a well-meaning and mostly innocuous attempt to celebrate everyone's effort. Even so, I'm not really making a case for them. Increasing the number of trophies distracts us from the problems inherent to competition itself and its message that people can succeed only by making others fail....

From the Teachers.Net Community

Film School: Why “We watched a movie” Is A-OK

By Sharon Thomas

One topic that is often a hard-and-fast rule in schools is a maxim that constitutes one of my greatest pet peeves: No Showing Films in Class. Film is literature. …

Make Your First Year of Teaching “Pinteresting”! 5 Ways Pinterest is Beneficial for First-Year Teachers

By Cassandra Collins

The online bulletin board, Pinterest can mentor and support new teachers in ways you might not have thought of! The top 5 ways Pinterest is beneficial for first-year teachers

Nothing But The Facts?

By Todd R. Nelson

I took a few kids to Death Valley the other day. My 4-5th grade reading group was intrigued to read that the hottest temperature on record occurred in Death Valley …

The Empty Room: The Classroom as Canvas

By Jim Knight

Few people have the opportunity to do work that is as meaningful and creative as the work done by a passionate teacher facing an empty room. Just like an artist, …

Featured Lesson: Who Will Dance With Me? What Makes Us Different?

By Teachers.Net Resources

A teacher-submitted lesson Plan on being different and acceptance of others, for preschool through 1st grade.

Advice for New Teachers – Veteran Teachers Offer Tips

By Teachers.Net News Desk

“What are the common mistakes made by new teachers?” Neophyte asks veteran teachers to reflect and advise, and the responses are worthy of consideration by new and veteran educators.

View from a Zoo by Artie Knapp Now Available in Flash Video – FREE!

By Artie Knapp

Artie Knapp’s children’s book View from a Zoo is now out in a free flash-animated video for kids!

New Book – Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement

By Teachers.Net News Desk

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) today announced that the new book from flipped learning pioneers Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams  debuted at ISTE 2014, June 28-July 1, …

Apple Seeds Quotes for Educators

By Barb Stutesman

In case you missed them…the past month’s Apple Seed posts.

Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.11 No.7 July 2014

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Your Future Is in Your Hands
Cover Story by Alfie Kohn
Trophy Fury - What's Behind Claims that Kids Are Coddled and Overcelebrated?
More Teacher Articles...
»A Teacher's Summer ResolutionsAbigail Flesch Connors
»Featured Lesson: Who Will Dance With Me? What Makes Us Different?Teachers.Net Resources
»Film School: Why "We watched a movie" Is A-OKSharon Thomas
»Advice for New Teachers - Veteran Teachers Offer TipsNews Desk
»Today Is... Special Days in JulyRon Victoria
»Apple Seeds Quotes for EducatorsBarb Stutesman
»Texting and ChildrenLeah Davies, M.Ed.
»View from a Zoo by Artie Knapp Now Available in Flash Video - FREE!Artie Knapp
»Make Your First Year of Teaching "Pinteresting"! 5 Ways Pinterest is Beneficial for First-Year TeachersCassandra Collins
»The Silent Playground - Why Students Need Daily RecessMayra Bazán Torres
»Introverted Children in Extroverted SchoolsNews Desk
»The Empty Room: The Classroom as CanvasJim Knight
»New Book - Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student EngagementNews Desk
»Nothing But The Facts?Todd R. Nelson

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