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Cover Story

Have We Childproofed Education?

By Dr. Brad Johnson & Tammy McElroy

Learning is an important characteristic of human behavior. Think of how babies crawl on the floor looking for objects, which then go directly into their mouths. At first glance you would think the baby is hungry, or, as Freud thought, there is an oral fixation. In reality, the baby is actively exploring and learning. Their learning is active and experiential.
 
However, adults often hamper this inquisitive nature of children. What is the first thing a young couple does when having a baby? They "baby proof" their homes. Basically, they want the child to sit still in one place all day, so he doesn't harm...

From the Teachers.Net Community

BUSTED: Myths Exposed for New Teachers – Myth #2: College Prepared You to be a Successful Teacher

By Betsy Weigle

Experience is the greatest teacher, and new teachers don’t have enough time in the classroom to truly hit the ground running on day one; they just don’t know how things …

End of Year Piggyback Songs, Poems

By Teachers.Net Community

Featured Lesson: Entry #4393 from the Teachers.Net Lesson Bank:
End of Year Piggyback Songs and Poems
Gathered from the …

An “A” Just for Writing Your Name?

By Bill Page

Grades and grading procedures are too important; kids need unquestionable reassurance!

In Honor of Teachers – Teacher Appreciation Week

By Teachers.Net Community

Some of our favorite Teachers.Net Gazette articles celebrating those who teach, and a collection of ideas for celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week!

Are You Rejecting Your Neediest Students?

By Michael Linsin

I asked this new class a simple question, “Why are you in a different class now?” A girl in the front row raised her hand and said, “Our old teachers …

10 Things Public Schools Can Do Much Better

By Fred Fletcher

The author discusses 10 issues he believes are not mentioned often enough when it comes to finally identifying and fixing what is wrong with the public school system.

Mother’s Day Gifts & Activities

By Teachers.Net Resources

From the Archives in time for Mother’s Day! Mapping Mom’s Heart (A simple but delightful craft that can also serve as a Mother’s Day card); Mother’s Day Butterfly and …

Time To Cut Back – If You’re Elderly, Unemployed or a Public Employee

By Kari Wilson

Like a big city shell game operator in a short con, Michigan’s Governor Snyder isn’t supporting education, he’s palming the money to hand over to business in the form of …

Infant-Toddler Checklist is Tool for Diagnosing Autism in Babies

By Teachers.Net News Desk

The CSBS DP Infant-Toddler Checklist provides a simple questionnaire that can be completed in as little as five minutes and focuses on seven important areas of infant development: emotion and …

Being Kind to Animals – From Rescue to Therapy and Upscale Dog Houses

By Tim Newlin

There’s an old saying that many people look like their pets or that their pets resemble them in some way. And if a home is an extension of a person’s …

Cheating – Resources

By Teachers.Net Resources

Cheating Prevention – How To Prevent Cheating in Middle and High School (prevent cheating and catch cheaters); 50 Ways to Deal with Dishonesty (more than fifty ways to prevent, detect, …

Career Guidance: Tips for Guiding Students Toward a Career Path

By Christine Gapuz

It may seem like a long time ago since you took up that one subject in Guidance and Counseling in college but waver not! There’s no need to take a …

Images of Colonialism

By Teachers.Net News Desk

The history of colonialism is a compelling one, and it can be narrated through first-hand documents such as journals, drawings, or photographs. This particular digital collection from the Harvard College …

Apple Seeds – Quotes for Educators

By Barb Stutesman

In case you missed them on the main chatboard, timeless quotes to inspire and instruct, the daily Apple Seeds posted during April by Barb S.

Elizabeth Balantyne Elementary School: A Leader in Mainstreaming Blind Students

By Teachers.Net News Desk

If one were to go back into history with regard to services for the blind and visually impaired in Montreal, Canada, one would look to the opening of its door, …

Links & Likes

By Teachers.Net News Desk

Links and Likes for May! New links and likes are added throughout each week, so check back often.…

Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.8 No.5 May 2011

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
The Inspiration of a Mother
We all become teachers for the same reason. Someone, somewhere along the line, has inspired us in a profound way.


Cover Story by Brad Johnson & Tammy McElroy
Have We Childproofed Education?
Learning is an important characteristic of human behavior, but adults often hamper the inquisitive nature of children.

Articles
»Exploring Science with Water - Karen’s PreK PageKaren Cox
»BUSTED: Myths Exposed for New Teachers - Myth #2: College Prepared You to be a Successful TeacherBetsy Weigle
»On the Same Page: Paraprofessionals and Teachers Working TogetherSusan Fitzell
»End of Year Piggyback Songs, PoemsTeachers.Net Community
»What’s in Your Toolbox?Todd Nelson
»An "A" Just for Writing Your Name?Bill Page
»Teaching the Essential Skill of Self-ControlLeah Davies
»In Honor of Teachers - Teacher Appreciation WeekTeachers.Net Community
»May is... A May Calendar and Special DaysRon Victoria
»Are You Rejecting Your Neediest Students?Michael Linsin
»Ending the Year with Special StoriesHeidi Samuelson
»10 Things Public Schools Can Do Much BetterFred Fletcher
»At-Risk Kids - Life-Space: It’s All Kids Have!Bill Page
»Mother's Day Gifts & ActivitiesTeachers.Net Resources
»Coin Jingles for Learning Coin ValuesTeachers.Net Community
»Time To Cut Back - If You’re Elderly, Unemployed or a Public EmployeeKari Wilson
»Eric Carle on the Power of TeachersTeachers.Net Community
»Infant-Toddler Checklist is Tool for Diagnosing Autism in BabiesNews Desk
»Grant Writing HelpTeachers.Net Community
»Being Kind to Animals - From Rescue to Therapy and Upscale Dog HousesTim Newlin
»The Busy Educator’s Monthly Five - 5 Sites for EducatorsMarjan Glavac
»Cheating - ResourcesTeachers.Net Resources
»‘Special Needs’ Students Running ‘Small Businesses’ to Learn Life SkillsTony Gallotto
»Career Guidance Tips For TeachersChristine Gapuz
»Interactive History of Electronic GamesNews Desk
»Images of ColonialismNews Desk
»FREE Printables for PreK - 12 TeachersTeachers.Net Community
»Apple Seeds - Quotes for EducatorsBarb Stutesman
»Substitute Teaching A - ZTeachers.Net Resources
»Elizabeth Balantyne Elementary School: A Leader in Mainstreaming Blind StudentsNews Desk
»Links & LikesNews Desk

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