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*NEW* Book! Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat by Naomi Schaefer Riley

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Jan 5th, 2018
Without guidance from adults -- indeed sometimes with their encouragement -- young people are wasting hours “in an online youth world, running up opportunity costs every time they check their MySpace page and neglect their English homework, paying for them years later when they can’t read or write well enough to do academic work or qualify for a job, or know enough to answer simple questions about the scientific method, Rembrandt or Auschwitz.”


“#BeUnderstood” Campaign Helps Parents Experience Learning and Attention Issues Through the Eyes of a Child

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Oct 1st, 2016

78% of parents believe that any child can do well in school if he or she tries hard enough. But in reality, many children are already trying as hard as they can. One in five children in the U.S. struggles …



Free Cookie for Teachers on World Teacher Day

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Oct 1st, 2016
“Teachers, it’s time to trade those apples for a delicious fresh baked cookie of your choice on World Teacher Day,” said David Kaiser, Executive Vice President, Great American Cookies. “With both our World Teacher Day and It’s Your Party promotions, we want people to take time to treat themselves and it’s our way of showing how much we value and appreciate our customers. We’re looking forward to thanking teachers on October 5th and we hope everyone takes advantage of our great Cookie Cake offer on October 11.”


US Army Veteran Announces Kickstarter for Crayon Box Designed to Be Accessible to Kids with Manual Dexterity Issues

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Oct 1st, 2016
The ReadyXO is the first crayon box designed to be accessible to kids with manual dexterity issues, such as those afflicted by autism, Down Syndrome or cerebral palsy.


Special Ed Lesson Plans

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Oct 1st, 2016
October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, and we've got a roundup of free lesson plans from the Teachers.Net Lesson Bank: Mount Everest – Anticipation Guides, Vocational Job training, Lessons for Young Children with Autism, Sense of Hearing, Fun Activity for Young Children with Autism, We’re All Special Ed in Something, Reducing Fractions, Truly Amazing Mammals, The Difference Between “Trying” and “Doing”, Articulation Activity, Closed Syllables, Speech–Discriminating and producing velar sounds, Categories Game with 10 words, Collaborative Circle Writing for Halloween, Thank You Ma’m Langston Hughes – Developing the concept Theme, Thank You Ma’am Langston Hughes Process of Discovering Theme, Themes in Literature – Langston Hughes “Thank You Ma’m”, Roar-Shack Poetry, Ender’s Game/Ender’s Shadow Projects, Art & Florida?s Environment, History of Ponce de Leon in Florida, Create Your Own Florida Murals, Draw Me the Music, Speach/Language Scavenger Hunt, Brog-Cube-the-Spam, In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson, Connecting Letters and Memory, You’ve got A friend in me, Autism Apps


National PTA and Guitar Center Team Up to Spark Student Creativity

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Oct 1st, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 29, 2016 — National PTA® and Guitar Center have teamed up to bring resources to families, schools and PTAs across the country to inspire students’ creativity through the National PTA Reflections arts in education program.…



National Autism Center Offers Free Resources for Educators

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Oct 1st, 2016
As record numbers of students with autism are back to school this month, the National Autism Center at May Institute is offering teachers its popular educators’ manual – Evidence-based Practice and Autism in the Schools, 2nd Edition – as a free resource. This manual and other informative publications focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are available as free downloads at www.nationalautismcenter.org.


I Wish My Teacher Knew…

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Oct 1st, 2016
One day, third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill in the blank in this sentence: “I wish my teacher knew _______ .” The results astounded her. Some answers were humorous; others were heartbreaking. All were profoundly moving and enlightening. The results opened her eyes to the need for educators to understand the unique realities their students face in order to create an open, safe, and supportive classroom environment. When Kyle shared her experience online, teachers around the globe began sharing their own contributions to #IWishMyTeacherKnew.


Free Stock Photos for Lessons, Presentations, Newsletters

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Oct 1st, 2016

I prepare a lot of newsletter and similar content for Teachers.Net, and I’m always searching for new sources of free or low cost quality images. You probably know about Wikimedia Commons, which hosts over 33 million free use media …



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By Teachers.Net News Desk • Dec 29th, 2015

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