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Archive for the ‘May 2012’ Category

Summer Activities to Maintain Skills

By Teachers.Net Community • May 17th, 2012

Transcript of a live chat meeting during which teachers shared ideas for activities that help prevent regression of students’ skills during summer break.  From the archives.

pez – I make summer calendars and send them home
twinmom – What grade

Effective Teachers End the Year Successfully by Harry & Rosemary Wong

By Teachers.Net News Desk • May 15th, 2012

From the Archives of Effective Teaching, a monthly column by Harry K. and Rosemary Wong – exclusive to Teachers.Net Gazette

Beth Sommers is about to finish her first year teaching fifth grade in New Hampshire and by all accounts her

Volunteer Poems

By Teachers.Net Community • May 14th, 2012


Because You’re Special –  Author unknown

We sometimes take for granted
In the rush of all we do,
And forget to say a special thanks
To volunteers like you!
So we send this note to tell you
How much …

Nearpod App Turns Mobile Devices Into Teaching Tools

By Teachers.Net News Desk • May 10th, 2012

Nearpod Turns Mobile Devices Into Teaching Tools

Award-Winning App for Presenting, Assessing and Reporting in the Mobile Learning Environment Now Available on the App Store


As mobile computing is rapidly growing in schools around the world, teachers are looking for …

Our Message to You Today…

By Teachers.Net News Desk • May 7th, 2012

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. — Jacques Barzun

Today we’re not asking you to read any teaching tips, instructional techniques or examination of teaching …

The Teacher IS the Difference by Bill Page

By Teachers.Net Community • May 7th, 2012

Honoring Teachers

By Bill Page
There are many factors that can make a difference in student achievement, but:


Textbooks don’t teach kids,
Administrators don’t teach kids
Rules don’t teach kids
Tests don’t teach kids…

IMHO – Discussion regarding some Americans being defined as African American, Asian

By Teachers.Net News Desk • May 7th, 2012

African Americans, Asians

Posted by wondering on 5/6/12

Why are whose ancestors came from Africa 200 years ago called African Americans and those whose grandparents or great-grandparents came from China or Japan, still referred to as Asian?  The Caucasians whose …

5 Web Sites for Busy Educators

By Marjan Glavac • May 4th, 2012

Each month Marjan Glavac, professional speaker, teacher and co-author of “How To Thrive And Survive In Your Classroom”, presents The Busy Educator’s Monthly Five – five websites for educators that are easy to read, simple to use and worthwhile

Walk of Fame – Floor-Bound Milky Way Celebrates Students’ Stellar Performance

By Teachers.Net News Desk • May 1st, 2012
A unique way to highlight student achievement, from the floor to the stars!

Writing a Poem – A Featured Lesson

By Teachers.Net Community • May 1st, 2012
Concepts Taught: Creative writing, poetry appreciation, literary techniques 1. Have the students imagine themselves someplace — the beach, a mountain top, a city street — anywhere. 2. Have them write two lines beginning with the words “I see”, and then state what they see. (ex: I see traffic lights; I see taxis”) 3. Then write two lines beginning with “I hear” (I hear sirens; I hear engines); then two lines beginning “I smell”.

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