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Unplanned Parenthood at 65 by Ed Mashburn

By Teachers.Net Community • Jul 2nd, 2015

Now with PHOTOS – Updated with latest developments!
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7/2/15
Good evening to all.

A few days ago, we had a very strong squall line blow through- limbs came down, heavy rain, typical summertime weather on the Gulf Coast. …



Auto Shop: Way More than Grease Monkeys

By Sarah Powley, Education Coach • Jul 1st, 2015
While 70% of the time students are engaged in hands-on work with vehicles, this class is nothing like the “auto shop” stereotype of twenty-five years ago when Mr. Jakes first began teaching. In the first place, the students use an online textbook. “In the day,” Mr. Jakes told me, “there were no textbooks. A student would once in a while look in a service manual to figure out what was wrong with a vehicle and how to fix it.” Because cars today operate on computers, service technicians must have sharp reading skills and advanced technology skills to diagnose and repair the vehicles that come into a shop. Repairing cars is no longer a trial and error business, and a laptop computer is a standard part of a service technician’s toolbox.


Frani and the Little Red Fox – A story for Children

By Artie Knapp • Jul 1st, 2015
Three hippopotamuses were snuggled close together. And they were frightened. A lion sitting close by was, too. Everything was shaking all around them...


Education Watershed Begins with a Trickle

By Todd R. Nelson • Jul 1st, 2015
Our education watershed begins with a trickle. As its stewards, our efforts and sacrifices are for beneficiaries unborn...


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By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jul 1st, 2015

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Tips For A Good Start To The New School Year

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jul 1st, 2015


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Learn Your Students’ Names – Fun, Fast, Easy and IMPORTANT! by Bill Page … Learning students’ names is a crucial first day step toward a caring relationship and toward building a classroom learning community.  Use these fast and



Simulated Economy in Middle Grades – “Adams School of Economics”

By Todd R. Nelson • Jul 1st, 2015
Let’s just say that economics begin when the hunter-gatherers decide to settle down and farm. Oh, sure, nomadic tribes trading with one another, or even swapping herds of cattle and sheep from glen to glen to prevent over-grazing in the highlands (also known as rustling) have a certain rough system of exchanging resources. But in 7-8th grade social studies we’re examining economic settlements, not the free-range variety. We have been simulating economic systems beginning with a simple, agrarian economy: 7 farms, each with three fields and two farmers, a standard yield of 5 conkers per field. Harmony. Sustainability. No money. No fancy technology. The known agrarian micro-world has enough food for its population and everyone is surviving just fine. There are no defined borders or awareness of neighboring states. Sustainability, however, is hard to achieve and hard to maintain. How long can this last? The "Adams School of Economics" is simulating models that are dynamic.


Essential Earth & Space Science for K-6 Teachers

By Internet Scout Report • Jul 1st, 2015
This resource is a welcome find for K-6 educators looking to boost their content knowledge in Earth and Space Science. While this site is designed for classroom teachers, the information and presentation make it interesting for anyone who wants to refresh their basic knowledge of our planet.


Make Your Own Maps With UMapper

By Internet Scout Report • Jul 1st, 2015
UMapper is ideal for educators looking to spice up their lesson plans, bloggers of all kinds, and a wide range of readers with unique roles and interests.


Teaching About Rights in America

By Internet Scout Report • Jul 1st, 2015
This site from the National Archives is designed to provide educators with primary sources about the struggle for rights in the United States. However, any reader with an interest in American history will find much to ponder here.


Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.12 No.7 July 2015
Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
A Grateful Goodbye After 15 Years
Cover Story by Sarah Powley
Auto Shop: Way More than Grease Monkeys
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»Simulated Economy in Middle Grades - "Adams School of Economics"Todd R. Nelson
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»Young Children Need These ACTIVE Music Activities!Abigail Flesch Connors
»What Happens To High School Students When They Leave SchoolStewart Brekke
»5 Simple Ways to Incorporate Common Core Literacy Standards in Social Studies and ScienceJessica Peckham
»Education Watershed Begins with a TrickleTodd R. Nelson
»Tips For A Good Start To The New School YearNews Desk
»A Visit with Students: An Author's StoryArtie Knapp
»Apple Seeds - Quotes for EducatorsBarb Stutesman
»Essential Earth & Space Science for K-6 TeachersInternet Scout Report
»Frani and the Little Red Fox - A story for ChildrenArtie Knapp
»Teaching About Rights in AmericaInternet Scout Report
»An Easy Way to Reform Education by Robert Rose, M.D.News Desk
»Make Your Own Maps With UMapperInternet Scout Report

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