Harry Wong
Oct 2017
Vol 14 No 3

Archive for the ‘*ISSUES’ Category

Classroom Management Articles by Harry & Rosemary Wong

By Harry K. & Rosemary Wong • Dec 1st, 2017
The internationally known and sought after classroom management gurus, authors of the bestselling First Days of School and THE Classroom Management Book, Harry & Rosemary Wong share all 15 years of their timeless Effective Teaching articles, written exclusively for Teachers.Net Gazette, right here in one place for easy access.

Thinking Made Visible by Sarah Powley

By Sarah Powley, Education Coach • Dec 1st, 2017
Used to be, when students would stare off into space, we wouldn’t know what they were thinking about. Now, with all the screens in front of their faces—and ours—we at least know the topic of their attention. But what are they actually thinking? How can we get inside their heads to discern their thought process? If they’re on the mark, terrific! But if they’re stuck, how can we know?

The Soil of Learning

By Todd R. Nelson • Dec 1st, 2017
Stewardship of a learning community requires intimate knowledge of its climate and soil. Schooling, like farming, is an intensely local enterprise. My favorite poet and farmer is Wendell Berry of Eastern Kentucky. “The particular farm,” he writes, “must not be treated as any farm.... Farming by the measure of... the nature of the particular place means that farmers must tend farms that they know and love, farms small enough to know and love, using tools and methods that they know and love, in the company of neighbors that they know and love. . . . The inability to distinguish between a farm and any farm is a condition predisposing to abuse.” When I first read these thoughts I was struck by how parallel they are with the qualities of robust schools. It emphasizes the strength of progressive schooling to substitute the word “school” for “farm” in these sentences.

Paraprofessionals: Handling Student Behavioral Issues in the Classroom by Susan Fitzell

By Susan Fitzell • Dec 1st, 2017
As part of the classroom team, paraprofessionals often must deal with student behavioral issues just as their teacher does. Since it’s a question of when a behavioral issue will arise, not if, the teacher-paraprofessional team should develop a plan of action to manage behavioral issues and refocus students on learning.

Helping Children Affected by Parental Drug Abuse

By Leah Davies, M.Ed. • Dec 1st, 2017
A conservative estimate is that one in six children in school today has a parent who is dependent on or addicted to alcohol or other drugs. This family situation places these students at high risk for social and emotional problems, as well as for school failure, drug use and delinquency. Most of these children are not identified as being “at-risk” and therefore do not receive assistance. Schools, however, are a logical place to reach them.

Dark Matter goes to Kindergarten – A Poem by Todd R. Nelson

By Todd R. Nelson • Dec 1st, 2017
Mama, can you help me dress all in black today? Are you doing a secret dark matter costume again? I account for most of the known universe, From the Big Bang to lunch recess—

Keys to Blended Learning by Barbara Blackburn

By Barbara Blackburn • Dec 1st, 2017
Blended learning can mean different things to different people. One teacher I talked with explained it as “using technology in the classroom”, yet another described it as “incorporating technology as at least half of your instruction.” So what does it really mean?

Breaking the Color Barrier: Wilfred “Boomer” Harding & the Chatham Coloured All-Stars (1932-1939)

By Internet Scout Report • Dec 1st, 2017
In 1934, the Chatham Coloured All-Stars from Chatham, Ontario won the Ontario Baseball Amateur Association Championship. In doing so, the team was the first black team to win the championship. This online resource is dedicated to the Chatham Coloured All-Stars and, in particular, Wilfred "Boomer" Harding, who was just 17 years old when he helped the All-Stars win the title.

Apple Seeds – 60 Quotes for Educators

By Barb Stutesman • Dec 1st, 2017
60 Apple Seeds quotes gathered in one place for your enjoyment! (Great material for newsletters, morning announcements and discussion starters.)

Coursera: The Modern and the Postmodern (Free Course)

By Internet Scout Report • Dec 1st, 2017

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Coursera: The Modern and the Postmodern
Social studies
What is modernity? How did philosophy, literature, and art throughout nineteenth century Europe shape notions of modernity? How did these notions of modernity help shape culture

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