Harry Wong
Oct 2017
Vol 14 No 3

Cover Story

'Ready to Learn' Equals Easier to Educate?

By Alfie Kohn

The phrase "ready to learn," frequently applied to young children, is rather odd when you stop to think about it, because the implication is that some kids aren't. Have you ever met a child who wasn't ready to learn - or, for that matter, already learning like crazy? The term must mean something much more specific - namely, that some children aren't yet able (or willing) to learn certain things or learn them in a certain way....

From the Teachers.Net Community

Snow Theme Activities – Karen’s PreK Page

By Karen Cox

The weather outside might be frightful – or tropical – but the fun inside is delightful, and (don’t tell the kids) educational!

January, Winter Theme Activities for Preschool, Kindergarten, Primary

By Teachers.Net Resources

Mitten Theme

Mitten math – follow up to The Mitten story
Estimation, counting

Lesson Plan – The Mitten by Jan Brett
Sequencing, writing, listening, art

Math for The Mitten
Volume, …

Use “Essential Questions” to Improve Instruction

By Teachers.Net Community

Essential questions are a part of the “Learning Focused Model” for planning. It began 25 years ago and is growing strong. It is not a bandwagon per se because it …

Penguin Theme Activities, Recipe, Resources

By Teachers.Net Resources

Penguins are a popular winter theme in primary and early childhood classrooms. Here are some very appealing ideas to help you plan a penguin theme unit incorporating science, literacy, math …

Early Finishers – What to Do

By Teachers.Net Community

Teachers of gr. 2 share clever ideas for keeping early finishers engaged in appropriate activities, enabling the teacher to work with other students.

Saying It – Why Write?

By Todd R. Nelson

Why write? For a long time, I didn’t understand why it felt so important to write down words, I just did it. Having journalists as parents might be considered a …

How Can I Improve? Advice for Substitute Teachers

By Barbara Pressman

Dear Barbara,

I know that I can improve my teaching skills, but I’m really not sure how to go about it. Eventually I want to go back to college and obtain …

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Lessons, Resources

By Teachers.Net Resources

Lesson plans, themes, and ideas to celebrate America’s great civil rights leader, Martin Luther King.

iPad Math Apps

By Teachers.Net Community

Peer support on the Math Teachers Chatboard: a discussion about iPad apps for math instruction.

Book Talk – Good Recreational Reads

By Teachers.Net Community

I just finished an excellent book called The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. This is one of the best books I’ve read in a while. Very interesting and …

How To Make a Good First Impression – Advice for Subs

By Barbara Pressman

“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 …

Idioms in Spanish – ESL, ELL

By Teachers.Net Community

Language teachers share idiomatic expressions as they would be expressed in Spanish.

Could It Be Worse? LearningLaffs

By Humorist John P. Wood

When things are bad, just remember: they could be worse.

Printable Cinnamon Bear Activity

By Teachers.Net Resources

A delightful bear theme activity – perhaps to use during an indoor teddy bear picnic!

Apple Seeds – Quotes for Educators

By Barb Stutesman

Every morning Barb/MI posts an inspiring or thought-provoking quotation selected especially for educators, referred to as an “Apple Seed,” on the main chatboard. The “Apple Seeds” she posted during last …

New BBC ‘Bang Goes the Theory’ Teacher’s Pack

By Teachers.Net News Desk

Launching your own astronaut, finding out how the police track down criminals through forensics and using red cabbages to determine acidity and alkalinity are just some of the absorbing subjects …

Groundhog’s Day Printable, Poem, Song, Links!

By Teachers.Net Community

We predict without a shadow of doubt that Groundhog Day will arrive on February 2 so to help you prepare, here’s a perennially favorite printable and some other Groundhog Day …

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