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Jun 2017
Vol 14 No 2
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The Learning Curve, and Other Books by Todd Nelson

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Sep 12th, 2017
Check out these books by Todd R. Nelson...entertaining writer, columnist, progressive educator and school principal!


Periodic Table of Tech

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Sep 12th, 2017
You’re probably familiar with the periodic table — you may have even memorized all the elements. But do you know how they’re used outside of chemistry class?


Tips for Success When Working with Paraprofessionals

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Sep 12th, 2017
13 tips for making the teacher-paraprofessional a smooth-working team!


Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Sep 12th, 2017
Johnson wrote Code 7 because unlike any other time in our history, he believes we can help our upcoming generation take charge of their lives to better the world, regardless of their financial circumstances, educational resume, family background, or cultural or religious upbringing. Code 7 provides a road map for a diverse audience of children and their advocates to start early and make meaning in their lives today.


Make Your Own Eclipse Activity from National Air & Space Museum

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jul 13th, 2017


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Latest Articles!

By Teachers.Net News Desk • May 26th, 2017
A Poem a Day – Todd Nelson Everything I Needed to Know I Learned on the School Bus by Alan Haskvitz, National Teacher Hall of Fame teacher Promote Critical Thinking: A 3-column Note Taking Strategy – Susan Fitzell Teachers – Our National Treasure – Sarah Powley Public School: How Does It Rank Against An Alternative Education? Brenda Berg All In The Game – Sarah Powley 10 Crucial Errors: A Retired Teacher’s Guide for Retiring Teachers – Al Haskvitz Apple Seeds Quotes for Educators – Barb Stutesman


Teachers – Our National Treasure

By Teachers.Net News Desk • May 8th, 2017
Happy Teacher Appreciation Day to you, one of our National Treasures! Thank you for the good and important work you do every day. There is too rarely adequate acknowledgement of the dedication and excellent work done by you, the educator. So, enjoy Sarah Powley's essay and be sure to share it with colleagues (and those outside the profession who need an education about what teachers do).


Happy Earth Day PRINTABLE Piggyback Song Sheet

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Apr 9th, 2017
Children celebrate the Earth’s Day with this upbeat song piggy backed on the traditional “Happy Birthday” tune. They could sing to a globe or depiction of the earth, or each might hold his or her own small inflatable globe (available from Oriental Trading Company).


PRINTABLE Earth Day Song: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (Piggyback tune)

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Apr 9th, 2017
Reducing the amount of waste and trash, reusing rather than discarding, and recycling materials in order to cut down on consumption of resources, are all integral to the Earth Day theme. The song is piggy backed on the tune “The More We Get Together.” Children could use the circular hand-around-hand gesture (the motion used when singing “This old man came rolling home,” which is also the signal used to call “traveling” in basketball) as they sing the word “recycle.”


Earth Day Piggyback Song: We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Apr 9th, 2017
This traditional song is especially appropriate for use during Earth Day theme activities. Children can pick up individual globes to hold up while singing "We've got the whole world in our hands," or pass around an inflatable globe. (Oriental Trading Company sells small inflatable globes for a reasonable amount.) Other props might include baby dolls for the "tiny babies." Use hand gestures indicating everybody "here" and everybody "there." Note: Repeating a relatively short song is effective, especially when performing for others, providing more opportunity for participation by the performers and more prolonged entertainment for the audience. Consider inviting audience participation for a second round of singing!


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