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Guided Reading Lessons and Printable!

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Sep 4th, 2013

image011Not sure what guided reading is? Looking for guidance on early guided reading levels, techniques and even some specific lessons? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Generous teachers have shared their lessons and guided reading tips, saving you …

Educators Encouraged to Flip a Lesson on September 6 – the First “Flipped Day”

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Aug 29th, 2013

Initiative, Sponsored by Flipped Learning Network, Promotes Student-Centered Learning Environment 

As technology transforms the classroom, teaching is changing as well. When students head back to school this year, they may discover that monotonous lectures and mundane activities are a thing …

How to Cultivate a Positive & Effective School Culture

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Aug 26th, 2013

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All in one place, THE answers to the question, “How can I foster a more positive and effective school culture?” Here you go…

1. Shaping the Culture of Your School: Four Tools for Leaders By …

Be Your Own Mentor: REFLECT by Hal Portner

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Aug 18th, 2013

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Material for this article is adapted, with permission from the publisher, from Portner, H. (2002) Being Mentored: A Protégé’s Guide. Thousand Oaks, CA.: Corwin Press, Inc.

When a teacher reflects on her or his …

The March on Washington, Civil Rights Lessons, Info and Teaching Resources

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Aug 16th, 2013

March on WashFreedom Unit (from Teachers.Net Lessons Bank collection of more than 4600 lessons and activities)
Social Studies, level: Elementary
Posted  by Sally Dowell (
Locke Elementary, Memphis, TN, USA
Activity Time: varies
Concepts Taught: freedom, human rights. While exploring …

Ice Breakers for First Days of School

By Teachers.Net Lesson Bank • Aug 4th, 2013

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Ice Breaker: Blanket Name Game (all

Teachers.Net Lesson Plans. #164. Ice Breaker: Blanket Name Game. Games, level: all.
Middle School Curriculum- Skittles Ice Breaker

The Most Important Verb Of Schools – Making Makers

By Todd R. Nelson • Aug 2nd, 2013
I’m looking at a 1935 newspaper clipping in my school’s archives. It has me thinking about the most important of all the verbs of school: To make. Here is a photo of Sylvia Taylor and Elinor Janney holding Dimity, the school goat. The caption mentions the impending arrival of a cow, with which the students will “make a dairy farm in miniature.” According to the article, they were studying “the ins and outs of dairying.” Got milk? Not really, unless you’ve got cow too. In classic progressive school fashion, inquiry was leading learning straight to the source.

♫ Tips for Teaching a Song by Jackie Silberg

By Teachers.Net Community • Aug 1st, 2013
Sing the song you want to teach for the children. Let them listen to it at least three times. Sing the song again and leave out a key word; let the children fill in the blank. For example: “Twinkle, twinkle, little ____________.”

Apple Seeds – Quotes for Teachers

By Barb Stutesman • Aug 1st, 2013
se what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. ~ Henry Van Dyke

The Power of Poems and Photos to Inspire Writing – Part 10

By Hank Kellner • Aug 1st, 2013
Some people like rap; others most emphatically do not. Be that as it may, most students are familiar with it as a form of poetry in which the words are spoken to the accompaniment of a set rhythm or beat. During the 18th Century the word rap meant “to say.” In the 1960s it evolved into the African American dialect as “to converse.” Finally, it evolved into its present meaning. Here are some ideas to help you - and your students - Rap It Up.

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