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Vol 14 No 2
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Make Your Own Eclipse Activity from National Air & Space Museum

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


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I work with the National Air and Space Museum and we put together a video on how to build your own eclipse.



When Yoda Taught Pre-K

By Abby Connors • Jun 24th, 2017
Recently, a team of archaeologists in the Dagobah system discovered an ancient parchment. Estimated to date from at least four million years B.C., or as researchers stated, “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away,” it is written in a language resembling a clumsy and annoying version of English. In the very first paragraph, the writer reveals himself to be none other than the Jedi master Yoda. The document’s contents appear to solve the mystery of Yoda’s “lost years,” during which scholars had previously speculated the tiny green guru had been hanging out in cantinas, practicing his wise, enigmatic smile and legendary dance moves. The ancient text tells a far different story.


Poetry Ruined My Life

By Todd R. Nelson • Jun 22nd, 2017


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As I was young and easy, my childhood was ruined by beautiful writing and high-minded values and verbal expression, and I blame it all on poetry. For years, my parents left this dangerous, unstable writing …



How to Avoid Flaws in Teacher Feedback

By Jeny Rapheal • Jun 19th, 2017


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[The author is a secondary school teacher in Kerala, India.]

Feedbacks are unstandardised tools. It seems anybody can give feedback on anything they are interested in. The person at the receiving end of a feedback …



All Classroom Management Articles by Harry & Rosemary Wong

By Harry K. & Rosemary Wong • Jun 3rd, 2017


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Columns by Harry & Rosemary Wong…

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Wicked Cool

By Sarah Powley • May 30th, 2017
“It was wicked cool.” That’s how one 10th grade student at McCutcheon High School summed up the collaborative learning experience orchestrated by English teacher Jennie Ruiz and science teacher Chris Pfledderer.


Effective Strategies for Implementing Flexible Grouping in Your Classroom

By Susan Fitzell • May 30th, 2017
Flexible grouping can be a great strategy to incorporate into your lessons, especially if you are co-teaching. With flexible grouping, students’ level of learning, no matter what the curriculum, is assessed when leaving class, usually with exit cards or some other form of assessment. Then, students are grouped according to their level of understanding. With this strategy, students are not put in a group and then forced to stay at that level- they can advance or get more instruction at their own pace. Some examples of flexible grouping include:


Green Man Day

By Todd R. Nelson • May 29th, 2017
I can still recall it with clarity and joy: the sunny day in May of seventh grade that altered my life. Personal history for me is divided between Before or After Green Man Day—the day when Jimmy Butler and I painted our faces green at the 7th grade Arts festival. What were we thinking? What could possibly have inspired us? Who knows. But it did. First of all, it was an astoundingly vibrant and unusual day of school...


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


Everything I Needed to Know I Learned on the School Bus

By Alan Haskvitz • May 13th, 2017
It was a very cold morning. Bitter cold. And I didn’t have to go to work. Smug and delighted, I closed my eyes and enjoyed one of the greatest benefits of retirement: time. And with this time I began to make connections on what I had become and why and how. The quilted bed cover couldn’t hide the underlining commonality of my choices. Yes, after seven decades of life the unifying theme, the force that created my life style, paid for my children’s’ education, home, and way of living was the yellow school bus.


Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.14 No.2 Jun 2017
Cover Story by Sarah Powley
Wicked Cool
More Teacher Articles...
»Classroom Management Articles by Harry and Rosemary WongHarry K. & Rosemary Wong
»Effective Strategies for Implementing Flexible Grouping in Your ClassroomSusan Fitzell
»Green Man DayTodd R. Nelson
»Latest Articles!News Desk
»Everything I Needed to Know I Learned on the School BusAlan Haskvitz
»Apple Seeds Quotes for EducatorsBarb Stutesman
»A Poem a Day - Todd NelsonTodd R. Nelson
»Promote Critical Thinking: A 3-column Note Taking StrategySusan Fitzell
»Teachers - Our National TreasureNews Desk
»Public School: How Does It Rank Against An Alternative Education?Brenda Berg
»All In The GameSarah Powley
»Happy Earth Day PRINTABLE Piggyback Song SheetNews Desk
»PRINTABLE Earth Day Song: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (Piggyback tune)News Desk
»Earth Day Piggyback Song: We've Got the Whole World in Our HandsNews Desk
»10 Crucial Errors: A Retired Teacher's Guide for Retiring TeachersAlan Haskvitz

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