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Archive for the ‘November 2013’ Category

Satirical Novel by Hank Kellner Available for Free Download Until Nov. 25

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Nov 19th, 2013

DCF 1.0Just received from author Hank Kellner:

If you enjoy reading satire, you’ll love THE LUCKY STAR HOUSE OF CELESTIAL PLEASURES by Hank Kellner.

This rollicking novel will take you on a journey that pokes fun at just about every aspect …



RIP Magoo aka “The Mouth That Roared!”

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Nov 14th, 2013

We chose this post by “Magoo” from 2003 because it reveals much about the special woman many of us in the  Teachers.Net community knew, and why we  loved her.  Magoo, we shall hoist your trademark snickerdoodles and enjoy their power …



Irresistible Writing Prompts for November

By James Wayne • Nov 1st, 2013
History! Pop culture! Trivia! Hook your reluctant student writers with fascinating tidbits about Moby Dick, Frankenstein, Blackbeard, Joe DiMaggio, Nellie Bly, and football – along with many other fast-facts that will motivate kids to write. Adults will enjoy reading Jim’s prompts, too – they’re interesting!


How to Teach Students to Build Stamina for Success

By Deborah Granger • Nov 1st, 2013
“My students do not focus. They talk too much in class. If only they would pay attention, they would learn!” This is a common cry from teachers in schools today. Student engagement is one of the most important goals of an effective teacher. So what to do? How can a teacher help students to have the stamina to complete assignments, the endurance to keep working when they do not feel like it, and the focus they need for understanding.


Administrators On the Same Page?

By Susan Fitzell • Nov 1st, 2013
I was outraged that this teacher who, according to the latest studies on what increases student achievement, was doing exactly what she should be doing, was being chastised and written up by an evaluator who had not attended my training and who obviously had little understanding of the latest educational research. When everyone is on the same page and willing to do the work of coaching and supporting teachers to reach the next level, success is inevitable. Where schools fail is when school leadership expects that a consultant will come in and work with the teachers to coach and instruct on best practice while they have to do nothing to support that process.


Top Tweets for Teachers

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Nov 1st, 2013
24/7 we're on the lookout for Tweets you wish you'd spotted! Keep an eye on this page for daily updates containing great links and 'teaching tips.


Research Opportunity for Classroom Teachers With a Chance to Win $25!

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Nov 1st, 2013
Your participation is invaluable! Upon completion of the survey you can chose to be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to reallygoodstuff.com.


Our Winter Count – Inspiration For Educators From the Lakota Sioux

By Todd R. Nelson • Nov 1st, 2013


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Lone Dog Winter Count, 1800-1870. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

If you drew last year’s highlights on an animal hide, like the Lakota Sioux, what would they look like? They probably didn’t come in …



Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Nov 1st, 2013
The mission of the Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education (CESMEE) is to conduct research that will create change in STEM education in K-12 schools, community colleges, and universities. Their work includes longitudinal studies, research assessments, and outreach programs to both educators and students.


5 Important Web Sites for Busy Educators

By Marjan Glavac • Nov 1st, 2013
This month Marjan presents stellar sites illuminating classroom management, teaching ELL, writing instruction, a flipped view of the flipped classroom model... and more!


Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.10 No.11 November 2013

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
The Most Misunderstood Word
Cover Story by Todd R. Nelson
Our Winter Count - Inspiration For Educators From the Lakota Sioux
More Teacher Articles...
»How to Teach Students to Build Stamina for SuccessDeborah Granger
»Administrators On the Same Page?Susan Fitzell
»License to Sew - A Replicable Model of Effective Classroom ManagementSarah Powley
»5 Important Web Sites for Busy EducatorsMarjan Glavac
»Tips for Composing Teacher Comments on Report CardsLeah Davies, M.Ed.
»Parent Conference Tips from TeachersTeachers.Net Resources
»Parent-Teacher Conference ResourcesNews Desk
»Irresistible Writing Prompts for NovemberJames Wayne
»Featured Lessons for NovemberTeachers.Net Lesson Bank
»Teachers Share "What I'm Reading Now" - Great FictionTeachers.Net Community
»The Responsive Classroom: A Practical Approach for Teaching Children to CareTeachers.Net Resources
»22 Take Home Literature Bag Ideas for K - 2Teachers.Net Community
»Tweets for TeachersNews Desk
»How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner - Kindergarten StyleTeachers.Net Community
»Apple Seeds Quotes for EducatorsBarb Stutesman
»Today is...Special Dates in NovemberRon Victoria
»Research Opportunity for Classroom Teachers With a Chance to Win $25!News Desk
»Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering EducationNews Desk
»ISTEM: Lesson PlansNews Desk

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