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Why We Need Arts in Education

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Aug 1st, 2016
While there has never been a question of the value of English, mathematics or science in education, there has been a widely disputed gap in the value attributed to the arts. The areas of visual arts, drama, dance, music and photography are sometimes considered to be 'fluffier' subjects than the hard hitting disciplines that mark whether or not a student will be successful as an adult. The arts can therefore be considered more costly, both in monetary terms and time management. I have friends who completed their undergraduate degrees in visual arts and art history. While they would never question that the pursuit of these degrees fulfilled their passion and love of learning, they do feel the deficit of fewer career opportunities than students who completed degrees in science or mathematics. So, why are the arts so important?

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By Teachers.Net News Desk • Aug 29th, 2014

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Francis Scott Key Goes Back to School at

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Free Distance Learning Opportunity Brings the Bicentennial of

the National Anthem to Classrooms across the Country

Baltimore – Students and …

How to Start School Successfully – Harry & Rosemary Wong

By Harry K. & Rosemary Wong • Aug 17th, 2014


Timeless advice from the gurus of The First Days of School 

From the archives

Welcome back to school!

Clueless may be the best way to explain the plight of many neophyte teachers. It conjures up an image of …

Learning is Complex – Standardized Tests Should Be, Too

By Leticia Aguirre • Aug 1st, 2014
The STAAR test results came in. I gave my students one-by-one a “yes” or a “no” to let them know if they passed the test. As they all got their results I sat back and watched my student’s facial expression of sadness or happiness. I could not help but notice one of my girls become excited as can be because she passed her test. I was happy for her of course. Yet she never did any work all year, had low grades, was in my lowest reading group and was one of my most struggling students. Then I saw one of my boys head down on his desk, sad and upset because he did not pass.

How to Help Kids Overcome School Phobia

By Leah Davies, M.Ed. • Aug 1st, 2014
Most children object to going to school at one time or another. However, a school phobic child often misses many days for vague reasons. Parents should be concerned if their child appears irrationally anxious, depressed, scared, and/or regularly says that he or she feels too sick to attend class. Here are the symptoms of school phobias and ways parents and teachers can help the affected student.

Apple Seed Quotes for Educators

By Barb Stutesman • Aug 1st, 2014
An entire month of pithy quotes for educators!

Silver Linings Textbook

By Sharon Thomas • Aug 1st, 2014
People ask me some version of this question all the time: “How come you like your job so much?” It is perhaps a sad state of affairs that I sometimes feel as fanciful as a unicorn in loving what I do for a living, but I have found (especially as I get older) that truly enjoying one’s job is a rare and precious thing. I know the reason why I love my job and why I have been able to maintain that affection for so many years. I have written about it in other forums (like this one), and I have even been interviewed about it by researchers (happiness research exists—how cool is that?). Interestingly, others bring up the topic to me all the time.

2 Network Tools: Privatize and Screenmailer

By Internet Scout Report • Aug 1st, 2014
The Privatize site is a great place to create tweets with private links that can only be viewed by the people you mention. It’s a nice way to share information with only a set few and it’s a good way to create discrete offerings. Users simply need to login with their Twitter account to get started. This version is compatible with all operating systems.

Report Reveals Need for Better Advising on College Major Selection

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Aug 1st, 2014
A new report from ACT suggests the fit between high school students’ interests and their intended college majors often does not improve—and sometimes gets worse—after they enter college and actually declare a major. The findings point to a need for better advising on the selection of a college major in both high school and college.

Creating a Safe Space in your Classroom

By Linn Conway • Aug 1st, 2014
It seems that we wait all year for summer to arrive and within a matter of minutes it is time to start planning for the new school year. As I prepare for the coming school year my mind turns to the students and the challenges they face. There are the new teachers and the overwhelming madness of taking on this profession. Then there are the veterans; some are curmudgeons who are just generally angry, the activist determined to fix the ills of education and the strong and steady who are here for the kids and try to make a difference every day. Which group do I fall into? Depends on the day really. I want to be that amazing teacher they make movies about and every once in a while I am. Mostly, however I waiver based on the day, the class, and how I am feeling. So, how can I manage to make a difference?

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»What Poor Teachers Can Teach UsAlan Haskvitz
»How to Help Kids Overcome School PhobiaLeah Davies, M.Ed.
»2 Network Tools: Privatize and ScreenmailerInternet Scout Report
»Reflection in A New Distant Mirror, Or, Objects in the mirror are closer than they appearTodd R. Nelson
»Film School: Why "We watched a movie" Is A-OKSharon Thomas
»The Teacher Who Couldn't ReadOwen M. Griffith
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»Learning is Complex - Standardized Tests Should Be, TooLeticia Aguirre
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»And You Wonder Why We're Not Respected?Linda R. Young
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