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April Fool’s Fun Pulled Off By Teachers

By Teachers.Net Community • Mar 28th, 2012

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Teachers on the teacher chatboard shared the April Fool’s jokes they’ve played on students and colleagues. Please add yours to the Comments section lower on the page.

I deserve an Academy Award for this one.…

Do you agree?

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Mar 27th, 2012

Do you agree that:


standardized tests >

standardized curriculum >

standardized teaching >

standardized thinking vs creativity 




It’s more complicated than that?

What do you think?

Post your comments below.…

Pre-Certification Exam NY Administrator Seeks Suggestions

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Mar 4th, 2012

Paul wrote to ask:

I am currently enrolled in a New York State school building leader program and am preparing to take part one of the certification exam. I was wondering if you are aware of any resources that …

Venn Diagram With One Fish, Two Fish by Dr. Seuss

By Teachers.Net Community • Mar 1st, 2012


Materials Required: 2 hoops or yarn circles (one red, one blue)
Activity Time: 1 period (15-20 minutes)
Concepts Taught: Classification
Cut out (or have the children cut and color) a set of paper fish, one third of them …

PreK – 12 Printables

By Teachers.Net Community • Mar 1st, 2012
Dr. Seuss inspired bulletin board idea: Color Poem, Snowman Poem, There’s a Crocodile in Our Pickle Jar story, Three and Four Elkonin Sound Box Examples, January Apple Seeds Quotes, Bipper and Wick story

Marjan’s 5 GREAT Sites for Busy Educators

By Marjan Glavac • Mar 1st, 2012
5 sites that - this month - will stretch your mind, your students' experience, your universe, and your body!

Today is… Special Events, Days in March

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Mar 1st, 2012
Great ideas for newsletter tidbits, class theme days, assembly topics!

Helping the Sexually Abused Child

By Leah Davies, M.Ed. • Mar 1st, 2012
Most of the abusers are either a relative, neighbor, family friend, babysitter or someone else the child knows and trusts. Therefore, a teacher or other school personnel may be the only adults who can ensure a child's safety. The following are some indicators commonly found in situations of sexual abuse. They may raise suspicion, but alone are not enough to report suspected cases. Also, what to do if you suspect sexual abuse...

Facilitation Keys for Effective Classroom Management – Coaching the Urban Educator

By Dré Cleveland • Mar 1st, 2012
In a previous article, we talked about effective group management techniques. This time, let’s talk about effective facilitation keys to use for the same purpose

Botany in the News – Rich Resources for Teachers

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Mar 1st, 2012
It may be a while before scientists resurrect woolly mammoths and saber-tooth tigers, but as of this week, the world is now home (once again) to the narrow-leafed campion. This tiny arctic flower died out 32,000 years ago, but this week a new report was released in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that announced the triumphant return of the ancient plant. The team working on this project is based at the Russian Academy of Sciences research center, and has backed up its claim of plant regeneration with a firm radiocarbon date. The current record for a similar plant regeneration is held by a date palm recovered from the fortress of Masada. As it turns out, the material for this project came from fruit from the plant stored by an arctic ground squirrel in its burrow in Siberia. The procedure for creating such a plant is quite complex: the researchers essentially took cells from the placenta of the fruit, thawed out the cells, and grew them in culture dishes into whole plants. While their claim needs to be independently verified, it certainly looks quite promising.

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