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Google Your School

By Rosemary Moore

I see a model for schools everywhere in what I observed at Google in Mountain View, CA . Google and other hi-tech corporations – Yahoo, YouTube and eBay – are successful because they have learned how to unleash creativity. That is what our schools should be doing, too.

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From the Teachers.Net Community

Packing for a Foreign High School Tour: What NOT to Bring

By Josette Bonafino

The Global Travel Guru reveals what to bring and what to leave behind when packing for your next student trip overseas.

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High Test Scores Are Nice… But There’s More

By Dorothy Rich

I like high student test scores, but what I don’t like is what many school districts across the country are doing to try to get them.

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Getting to Know Ronnie: A Story About Autism

By Artie Knapp

The author of Stuttering Stan Takes a Stand has published new story written to help kids understand autism; it’s reprinted here in its entirety. Also included is a link to download the Stuttering Stan Takes a Stand story audio file.

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Animal Dissection: Cutting Kids’ Heartstrings

By Justin Goodman

The view that it is acceptable to use animals as disposable laboratory tools is ingrained in us early on. As early as middle school, most students are forced by their teachers to cut up intact animals—usually earthworms, frogs or fetal pigs.

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*NEW BOOK* Lighting Their Fires by Rafe Esquith

By Teachers.Net News Desk

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 — in the classroom and beyond
Light fires
In his bestselling book, Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire, readers were introduced to Rafe Esquith and his extraordinary students in Hobart Elementary School’s Room 56. Using his amazing …

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Real School Improvement

By Susan Rismiller

What’s a teacher to do when her school’s self-improvement plan seems to “get in the way” of her teaching goals?

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A Question of Semantics?

By Dr. Marvin Marshall

I’m much more positive in my own mind when I purposely view “misbehavior” as coming from “someone who didn’t learn the procedure,” as when I perceive the same behavior as …

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Tailgating Chicken Wings Recipe

By Teachers.Net News Desk

Posted  by Chef Boy RV on theTeachers.Net Recipes Chatboard

Prepare for the next big football weekend ! Everybody in the US seems to like chicken wings. Here …

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Dear Barb – Advice for Substitute Teachers

By Barbara Pressman

In this month’s Advice for Substitute Teachers column, Dear Barb offers input about subbing as a solution to being laid off from work, and lists games to use as time …

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The Shy Child

By Leah Davies, M.Ed.

Shyness is often misunderstood because it is not one emotion, but a mixture of fear, tension, apprehension and/or embarrassment.

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