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Jun 2017
Vol 14 No 2
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American Educational Disease: Its Cure through Voucher Schools

By L Swilley

The public school systems of this country have become gradually, inevitably poorer because those who should be responsible in the front- lines of education have, without a whimper, surrendered that responsibility to those in ever more remote camps: the teacher denies his/her responsibility, saying that the principal is the problem; the principal denies his/hers, pointing to the superintendent; the superintendent points to the school board; the school board to the state agency, and the state agency protests helplessness, pointing to federal mandates. Finally no PERSON holds himself or herself accountable and we all stand around wringing our hands, while responsibility and authority for our schools are increasingly delivered without protest or question – and in the name of “respect for the law” – apparently into the hands of a sub-committee of clowns, yawning dyspeptic clerks in the backwaters of the U.S. Education Agency.

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From the Teachers.Net Community

Bonus Box

By Rick Morris

The Bonus Box is a simple classroom activity for encouraging your students to face the challenge of mathematics during their spare time. The puzzles presented–sounds better than problems presented, doesn’t it?–are such that they can be completed in less than ten minutes. By allowing your students the opportunity to focus on just a single aspect of math for a brief period of time, you will encourage them to master critical math skills in a manageable way.

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Helping Children Cope with School Transitions

By Leah Davies, M.Ed.

Transitions for some students result in academic difficulties, social/emotional problems, decline in self-concept, poor motivation, decreased attendance, and increased dropout rates. Since schools are charged with helping children become well-adjusted citizens, school personnel have an important role in assisting students’ adaptation to change…

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Choosing the Right Student Travel Company & Applying for a Passport

By Josette Bonafino

I’m about to plan my first educational trip but am concerned about getting stuck with the wrong company. Do you have any selection tips?

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The Busy Educator’s Monthly Five

By Marjan Glavac

Each month Marjan Glavac, professional speaker, teacher and co-author of “How To Thrive And Survive In Your Classroom”, presents The Busy Educator’s Monthly Five — five websites for educators that are easy to read, simple to use and worthwhile to know.

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How Smart Are You?

By Tim Newlin

Sometimes brain-teasers can help determine a person’s profession. The ability to crack codes and secret messages or to program encryption of data is needed more and more these days….

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Middle School Brains: Teaching the Distracted

By Alan Haskvitz

The middle school years are very interesting in that students are making that difficult transition into adulthood while still being confined and confused by their minds and bodies. These easily distracted students are all the more difficult to reach because their brains are allegedly going through a brain spurt and they are also dealing with the onslaught of puberty….

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The New School Year Brings Some Hard Questions With a Fresh New Start—and Definitive Answers

By Bill Page

Teachers have been successful in school, sufficiently successful to have graduated from college. But students who struggle, are not successful, and who fail will have a different perspective and …

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