Teachers.Net turned to the vast community of educators on the Mailring network asking them to share ideas for alternatives to Halloween costume parades and parties. Responses flowed through the email groups – unique and exciting ideas developed by teachers in many locations and at various grade levels. We’ve copied some …
By Karen Cox
This month Karen shares terrific ideas and activities teachers of younger children can use to make their seasonal pumpkin theme units most beneficial and interesting for their students.
By Todd R. Nelson
Imagine the number of clans, tribes, and bands comprising any school community—including the ingenious interpretations of this concept that each child might arrive at.
By Marianne Wartoft
*NEW FREEWARE COLUMN!* Freeware is software that can be downloaded off the Internet and used at no cost. In articles about freeware, this new monthly column, Mariane Wartoft will alert you to freeware sites and other sites that offer free Flash games and applications.
By Alan Haskvitz
The Los Angeles Times published the names and rankings of 6000 teachers. Is that right? Should data be used to evaluate teachers versus schools?
By Marjan Glavac
This month Marjan shares information and links to sites for online educational games, the Visuword graphical dictionary, Edutopia resource site, the best of History web sites, and a favorite poem project!
By Teachers.Net Community
The Teachers.Net community serves up a helping of hospitality, with Black-eyed Pea Cornbread!
By Bill Page
“Believing that students are solely responsible for the grades they get, teachers can give F’s willingly. But assuming their fair share of the responsibility and empathy, teachers can create ways to offer success and encouragement–factors that are absolutely essential for kids’ motivation and effort for the present and for …
By Barbara Pressman
“In your book, Substitute Teaching from A to Z, you talk about the importance of introducing yourself to the class as a warm up. I have no trouble in the lower grades. But when I teach High School students, I feel uncomfortable with my personal introduction. Are there any other …
Finally, a clean site for educational videos that is organized and developed for educators, and that offers the most unique search engines in the business!
Is NC doing away with pay for advanced degrees and National Boards certification?
Is this true? a North Carolina teacher asked on the North Carolina teachers chatboard…
Rumors abound lately and I am reluctant to believe
something just because I heard it from someone. Does anyone
have information, from a reliable source, that says …
By Barb Stutesman
Every morning on the general topics chatboard, Barb S. posts an Apple Seed quote selected especially for educators. Here is the collection of the most recent month’s wisdom.
If all the earnest talk about "data" (in the context of educating children) doesn't make you at least a little bit uneasy, it's time to recharge your crap detector. Most assessment systems are based on an outdated behaviorist model that assumes nearly everything can - and should - be quantified. But the more educators allow themselves to be turned into accountants, the more trivial their teaching becomes and the more their assessments miss.....
By Teachers.Net Community
Links and Likes for October! New Links & Likes are added throughout each week, so check back often. OR, sign up for a Teachers.Net mailring and you’ll receive …
By Ron Victoria
Dates that promote learning and laughs among students and perhaps, in the faculty lounge!
By James Wayne
A queen becomes “King.” Miss Pepper weds Mr. Salt. Mary Hays becomes Molly Pitcher. Fascinating facts provide reasons for writing!
By Bill Page
“Correct spelling is not a matter of logic, sounding out words, being tested regularly,
word walls, word lists, or learning rules. It is simply a matter of attitude and memory.”
Follow along as teacher Kim McCloud lives her dream, immersed in the great adventure of being a Fulbright Teacher working overseas in Scotland, UK. Kim has agreed to blog for …
By Leah Davies, M.Ed.
School professionals are often blamed for the ills of society. Yet, there are countless administrators, teachers and counselors who challenge and inspire students to do their best and strive for …
Students will learn to make careful observations involving chemical reactions.
By Tim Newlin
A few of the world’s best known drawings. They communicate so much and are so powerful that they can be worth millions of dollars. How many do you recognize?
Barbara Pressman, author of Substitute Teaching from A – Z responds to a substitute teacher’s questions realted to learning about and applying new classroom technology.
By Humorist John P. Wood
Interesting faculty meeting after school today. Our principal, Jim Lemons, introduced us to a new peer-coaching model that is supposed to be non-evaluative and is designed to help us grow …
By Abby Connors
Young children are naturally creative, but their creativity decreases as they grow older. Read how to capitalize on the most teachable moments to develop children’s creativity.
Peggy leaned on the edge of my desk and fiddling with a pencil. She wondered why I didn’t give out gold stars like Mrs. Day. I told her because I …
By Artie Knapp
In his latest story for children, Artie Knapp writes about the rewards of hard work and perseverance.
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|Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.7 No.10||October 2010|
|Cover Story by Alfie Kohn|
|Turning Children into Data: A Skeptic's Guide to Assessment Programs|
|Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts. ~ Albert Einstein|
|Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching|
|Achieving Greatness (Pt 2)|
|Alain L. Locke's success has attracted students from all over New York....|
|»||Turning Children into Data: A Skeptic’s Guide to Assessment ProgramsAlfie Kohn|
|»||Today’s Links and Likes!Teachers.Net Community|
|»||Clan, Tribe, Band, CommunityTodd Nelson|
|»||NEW COLUMN: Freeware! This Month Free Map, World Geography GamesMarianne Wartoft|
|»||Los Angeles Times Rates Teachers Using Value-Added System: Your Numbers UpAlan Haskvitz|
|»||A Thousand Words About SpellingBill Page|
|»||5 Web Sites for Busy EducatorsMarjan Glavac|
|»||Fulbright Teacher Kim McCloud: Blogging from ScotlandTeachers.Net Community|
|»||Pumpkin Theme Activities! Karen’s PreK PageKaren Cox|
|»||10 Keys to Educators’ SurvivalLeah Davies|
|»||Recipe: Black-Eyed Pea CornbreadTeachers.Net Community|
|»||Featured Lesson: Observing a Chemical Reaction in a BagTeachers.Net Community|
|»||Grading At-Risk KidsBill Page|
|»||The World’s Most Famous DrawingsTim Newlin|
|»||Advice for Subs: Warming Up a High School Class for LearningBarbara Pressman|
|»||Advice for Subs: Can I Use Technology in the Classroom?Barbara Pressman|
|»||WatchKnow.org: A NEW, Teacher- and Kid-Friendly Video SiteNews Desk|
|»||LearningLaffs: Wonderings at a Faculty MeetingHumorist John P. Wood|
|»||Alternatives to Halloween Party and CostumesTeachers.Net Community|
|»||Help Children Stay Creative!Abby Connors|
|»||What Teachers in North Carolina are Talking AboutTeachers.Net Community|
|»||Dear Old Golden Rule Days: Chapter 4 - Creative WritingJanet Farquhar|
|»||Writing Prompts for October!James Wayne|
|»||Larkin Wyley’s Paleontology Adventure - A Story for KidsArtie Knapp|
|»||Apple Seeds - A Month of Quotes for EducatorsBarb Stutesman|
|»||October is... Historic and Hysterical Dates this MonthRon Victoria|
|»||Free Printables for Every Grade Level!Teachers.Net Community|