Harry Wong
Oct 2017
Vol 14 No 3

Education and Teacher Unions - Why the Hate?

By Alan Haskvitz

The news is full of articles expressing hate for teacher unions. From inane comments posted on Yahoo Answers, to newsletters from conservative organizations such as the Fordham Foundation, to Teachers.Net's political chatboard comments, to union members unhappy with the way the union leadership funds political issues, the froth and ferment comes forth in acidic batches.

So how did this come about? Historically, unions have never been popular with business and industry leaders. The reason is simple enough, it is about who gets the power whether that be how problems are handled or who gets a raise. Indeed some states, called Right to Work States, have even made it nearly impossible for unions to get a foothold.

From the Teachers.Net Community

The Cognitive Benefits of Music Reading

By Stephen McClard

The author – a teacher of music – makes the case that teaching the reading of music IS an interdisciplinary approach incorporating skills required for reading text. The fundamentals of …

Teacher-Hobbyist: Musician ron/nj

By Teachers.Net Community

This month the Hobby Spotlight is on ron/nj – soon to be retired industrial arts teacher and musician. Put your hands together to welcome our own Man of Steel!

From Rubber Bullets to Rubrics of the Atom: Using Models in Teaching Physics

By PR Guruprasad

There are numerous situations in which models can be used make connections between students’ experiences and lesson concepts, however abstract the latter may be.

Karen’s Pre-K Page – Make a Nature Box!

By Karen Cox

This nature box is an activity that integrates science and math, can be made with inexpensively, and the children love it!

Featured Lesson – “My Candle” Writing Activity

By Teachers.Net Community

Get kids “fired up” about writing! “Every year my new students ask, ‘Are we going to do that candle thing?'”

A Teacher’s Education in Army Basic Training

By Rich Stowell

An excerpt from Nine Weeks: A Teacher’s Education in Army Basic Training by Rich Stowell

Reprinted with the author’s permission

Best of: Collected Links to June, Summer Activities

By Teachers.Net Resources

June is heating up but we have some cool teacher-submitted ideas for you: a middle grade summer reading list, home learning recipes, boat glyph, Father’s Day printable craft, printable Flag …

New Book: The Speaking, Writing and Reading Program

By Teachers.Net News Desk

This new book unveils what the author views as a revolutionary method for teaching children to read and write.

Delectable Recipes: Texas Caviar, Great Swiss Chard

By Teachers.Net Community

Teacher-tested recipes from the Teachers.Net Recipes chatboard.

When to Ask for Help – Advice for Substitute Teachers

By Barbara Pressman

The auhtor of Substitute Teaching From A-Z responds to “What should I do if I simply cannot handle a student? I hate to admit to being weak.”

Education Topics On Dr. Rose’s Blog Talk Radio

By Teachers.Net News Desk

The most recent interviews you may have missed on Dr.Robert Rose’s talk show on are archived and available to access at your convenience.

Special Days in June (Some are very silly!)

By Ron Victoria

June is…

Cancer in the Sun Month, National Dairy Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Rose Month, National Safety Month and Fireworks Safety Month.

June 1 is … Dare Day
June …

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