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March 2015
Vol 12 No 3
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Teachers, Keep Your Eye On What Your Work Is
By Dede Rittman

Teachers may never fully realize the impact - positive or negative - they might have on a student's life. I want to tell you a true story about positive influence, one that will melt your heart.

First, I must say that I am so fortunate to have so many friends from North Allegheny Intermediate High School. Our faculty - all departments - ate lunch together in a common lunchroom, shared classrooms and study hall rooms, worked on student projects together, and worked as a team to help students in trouble. I was at the same building for 35 years, and all of us, from those who are over 80 years old now and have been retired for years, to those who just retired last year, stay in contact with each other and retain our friendships. I know that not all schools are like this, but we were friends and supporters who helped each other through school, home, and family crises through the years, and we continue to support each other. It should come as no surprise that I have limitless stories of great inspiration to share with you from so many talented teacher friends.

One of my extraordinary North Allegheny friends, and perhaps the best teacher I have ever known or seen, always went the extra mile for her students. She did supplemental tutoring before and after school; she helped every student in her classes and study hall students with difficult projects; she answered questions on semantics and grammar that stumped the rest of the faculty; and she consistently showed her students that she cared about them as individuals, not just as students in her class.

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Wait for It… (A Fun Way to Nurture Children’s Curiosity)

By Abigail Flesch Connors

My teaching style would definitely fall under the heading of Suspense. I’m lucky in that I’m a music teacher, and I have lots of intriguing sounds at my disposal. Most …

Project Runway – Project Based Learning in Fashion Design

By Sarah Powley

Effective educators are skilled at organization, multi-tasking, differentiating, and sequencing instruction so that every student learns the skill he or she needs just as having that skill becomes a necessity. …

What’s Your Feedback IQ? Take The Quiz!

By Jennifer Davis Bowman Ed.D.

As educators, much of our time is spent assessing student needs. Before we can truly help our students, an understanding of As educators, much of our time is spent …

Second Grade Island – Where Children Are Allowed To Inhabit Their School And Learning

By Todd R. Nelson

When children are allowed to truly inhabit their school and learning; when they are given permission to become a tribe, create a language, explore exotic climes, cultures, and critters; when …

Sanitizing Classroom Toys – Preschool and Beyond

By Cheryl Hatch

Sanitizing preschool toys is important…and it is different than cleaning or disinfecting toys. Know the difference and reduce the risk of flu and illness in your program. Here’s what’s …

Teaching Is…

By Bill Page

I had never attempted previously to define teaching. Why should I concern myself with the definition, after all, everybody knows what teaching is? But, somehow it bothered me that I …

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Few people realize that President Abraham Lincoln convened an air force during the civil war.

STEM Resource: The Concord Consortium Blog

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The Concord Consortium is a Concord, Massachusetts-based non-profit educational research and development organization that seeks to introduce helpful technology into the teaching of science, math, and engineering.

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By Barb Stutesman

All the quotes you might have missed during February, preserved here for you!

Illinois Teachers Sought for Study: Information Literacy in High Schools

By Teachers.Net News Desk

Researchers at the Ronald Williams Library in Northeastern Illinois University are surveying teachers, library media specialists, and technology coordinators at Illinois high schools to understand the resources available for information …

The Guardian’s Way – Novel By Hal Portner

By Teachers.Net News Desk

Hal Portner, educator, author of numerous articles and books related to our profession, and frequent contributor to Teachers.Net Gazette has just announced what he calls his “Bucket List Novel.” The …

Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.12 No.3 March 2015
Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Teacher Effectiveness and Human Capital
Cover Story by Dede Rittman
Teachers, Keep Your Eye On What Your Work Is
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»How to Differentiate the Leadership of TeachersChristopher M. Longo, Ed.D
»Project Runway - Project Based Learning in Fashion DesignSarah Powley
»Expect the B-E-S-T for Your Struggling LearnersBarbara Blackburn
»What's Your Feedback IQ? Take The Quiz!Jennifer Davis Bowman Ed.D.
»Professional Learning: Making it PersonalBethany Hill
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»Teaching Is...Bill Page
»Top 8 Mistakes That Doom Effective Lecture DeliverySusan Fitzell
»Teachers Unfiltered, Discussing "Today's Lazy Youth"
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