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Archive for the ‘May 2011’ Category

May is… A Bouquet of Special Days

By Ron Victoria • May 1st, 2011
Older Americans Month, National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, National Book Month, National Mental Health Month, Asia/Pacific American Heritage Month, and Steelmark Month.


Exploring Science with Water – Karen’s PreK Page

By Karen Cox • May 1st, 2011
A collection of cool experiments that help the little ones get their hands wet while exploring science.


Teaching the Essential Skill of Self-Control

By Leah Davies, M.Ed. • May 1st, 2011
Self-control is restraint practiced over one's own emotions, impulses, or desires. It is the ability to make positive choices, to think before acting. Without self-control, students say and do things impulsively which often leads to trouble. Children need to be taught to pause and think of the consequences that may result from their various behaviors. Here are tips for teaching the essential skill of self-control.


Ending the Year with Special Stories

By Heidi Samuelson • May 1st, 2011
I can’t believe the end of the year is coming so quickly! It seems like I just got started with my darlings and now I have to let them go…I have so much more to teach them! To help my little friends remember each other with fondness, and to boost egos before heading to the second grade, I have the kids spend the last 18 or 20 days of school writing a story a day for one of their classmates. We spend about 5 minutes making a thinking map on the “Frog of the Day.”


On the Same Page: Paraprofessionals and Teachers Working Together

By Susan Fitzell • May 1st, 2011
Have you ever worked with another adult in the classroom and felt as if you were both on different planets?


Being Kind to Animals – From Rescue to Therapy and Upscale Dog Houses

By Tim Newlin • May 1st, 2011
There's an old saying that many people look like their pets or that their pets resemble them in some way. And if a home is an extension of a person's personality, then why not include the family dog?


Substitute Teaching A – Z

By Teachers.Net Resources • May 1st, 2011
"When I feel confident, the classes seem to respond to me positively. How can I be sure that my first impression is the one that I want?" asks a Substitute Teacher. Barbara Pressman, author of Substitute Teaching From A-Z responds with invaluable tips.


Grant Writing Help

By Teachers.Net Community • May 1st, 2011
Budgets are dwindling. Resources scarce. What to do? Apply for grant money! Here's how!


Cheating – Resources

By Teachers.Net Resources • May 1st, 2011
Cheating Prevention - How To Prevent Cheating in Middle and High School (prevent cheating and catch cheaters); 50 Ways to Deal with Dishonesty (more than fifty ways to prevent, detect, and respond to unethical student conduct); Cheating and the ‘Net Generation (as students become more tech-savvy, they become better equipped to implement more clever - and difficult to detect - methods of cheating. The author offers insight and ten methods teachers can use to level the playing field); Using Test "Cheat Sheets" To Enhance Student Learning (teachers share their student "cheat sheets" procedures); Who’s Cheating Whom? part 1 (Alfie Kohn reports surprising factors related to student cheating); Who’s Cheating Whom part 2 (cheating by students might say more about the nature of the assignment than it does about the students); How Students Use Technology to Cheat - and how their teachers catch them


Infant-Toddler Checklist is Tool for Diagnosing Autism in Babies

By Teachers.Net News Desk • May 1st, 2011
The CSBS DP Infant-Toddler Checklist provides a simple questionnaire that can be completed in as little as five minutes and focuses on seven important areas of infant development: emotion and eye gaze, communication, gestures, sounds, words, understanding, and object use. The test should be administered by a certified speech-language pathologist, early interventionist, psychologist, pediatrician, or other professional trained to assess development in young children. The results of the test reveal what percentile a child’s development is in and identify which areas may be developing at a rate below the norm.


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