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I’m One of the Worst Teachers in My State by Simone Ryals

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Mar 2nd, 2014


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New blogger, Simone Ryals writes:

I didn’t think I’d like teaching, but instantly loved it when I gave it a shot; and was immediately acclaimed as having a natural affinity for it.  I love the …


Top Tweets for Teachers

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Mar 1st, 2014
We're constantly harvesting gems of Twitter wisdom and terrific links to excellent resources packed into 140 characters. Check back often for the latest!


What’s Going on in Your State?

By Teachers.Net Resources • Mar 1st, 2014
What's happening in your state? Check it out!


Danger Zone! Teachers Face Threats of Broken Bones, Orwell and Autonomy

By Sarah Powley, Education Coach • Mar 1st, 2014
Maybe teachers should get hazard pay. Broken bones, bruised elbows, student vomit are the most obvious. But then there are the threats of Twain and Faulkner and E. B. White and Harper Lee and Charles Dickens and Homer and George Orwell. And having autonomy to decide classroom.


Word Up!

By Todd R. Nelson • Mar 1st, 2014
We live in an age of shrinking vocabularies and economy of speech as a virtue. Certainly we think as hard as ever about how to make language zing, entice, move our emotions, and influence our decisions. But the prevalent bursts of meaning get shorter and shorter. E-mail or Twitter convention favors brevity; instant messaging is just that; text messaging has its own nano-spelling rules and semantics. Fewer words means fewer ideas, fewer nuances, fewer colors, and fewer shadings of meaning, which means less and less accurate or precise communications. Word choice is an expression of intention. Less is not, like, more.


Dealing with Learned Helplessness

By Barbara Blackburn and Dr. Bradley Witzel • Mar 1st, 2014
Learned helplessness is a process of conditioning where student seek help from others even when they have mastered information. Instead of running to the rescue of students who can succeed without us or even refuse to help such students, it is important to find ways to teach students to gain independence in their problem-solving. See if this example looks familiar...


Guidelines for Responsible Internet Use in the Classroom

By George Brown • Mar 1st, 2014
How much Internet use in the classroom is too much? It's a wonderful tool to conduct research, access news and current events and collect data in real time, but sometimes we can't help but wonder if the Internet is taking the "teach" out of teaching. Here are some guidelines for incorporating the Internet in your classroom.


Featured Lesson: Multiplying One-Digit Numbers

By Teachers.Net Lesson Bank • Mar 1st, 2014
Multiplying One-Digit Numbers is lesson #4749 in the Teachers.Net Lesson Bank


9 Strategies for Using Current Events in the Classroom

By Jennifer Davis Bowman Ed.D. • Mar 1st, 2014
I agree that discussing current events has its challenges, but I could not deny my discomfort with my student’s “uncomfortableness”. Maybe omitting real life events from classroom discussions is the best thing to do in terms of safeguarding student’s feelings? I disagree. It is within these “uncomfortable” topics that teachable moments are made.


Understanding Autism

By Leah Davies, M.Ed. • Mar 1st, 2014
Autism is a complicated developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to others. Here are some symptoms an autistic child may exhibit and important information for educators of autistic students.


Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.11 No.3 March 2014

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Teaching New Teachers How to Succeed
Cover Story by Sarah Powley
Danger Zone! Teachers Face Threats of Broken Bones, Orwell and Autonomy
More Teacher Articles...
»Give It Away, Give It Away, Give It Away NowSharon Thomas
»Teaching in Finland: Special Classes that are Not "Specials"Tim Walker
»Word Up!Todd R. Nelson
»Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication (Or So Says Leonardo da Vinci)Colin Hussey
»Guidelines for Responsible Internet Use in the ClassroomGeorge Brown
»Dealing with Learned HelplessnessBarbara Blackburn and Dr. Bradley Witzel
»9 Strategies to Use Current Events in the ClassroomJennifer Davis Bowman Ed.D.
»Writing Prompts for MarchJames Wayne
»Featured Lesson: Multiplying One-Digit NumbersTeachers.Net Lesson Bank
»What's Going on in Your State?Teachers.Net Resources
»Understanding AutismLeah Davies, M.Ed.
»Top Tweets for TeachersNews Desk
»Purposefully Disruptive Students in the ClassroomStewart Brekke
»Living Green: A Turtle's Quest for a Cleaner Planet Published in JabberblabberNews Desk
»Apple Seeds of WisdomBarb Stutesman
»March Is... Full of Special DaysRon Victoria

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