Harry Wong
Oct 2017
Vol 14 No 3

Cover Story

Confessions and Concessions of a Compassionate Teacher
By Bill Page

I was nearly 27 years old when my planned wedding and my unplanned transfer from St. Louis to Chicago prompted my resignation as a career marine insurance underwriter and my acceptance to a junior high teaching position. Reluctantly, within my two-week resignation notice, I chose teaching for a stop gap income while I continued to search for a good job.

I didn't want to teach. I didn't like school, didn't like teaching, and I didn't like kids. Actually, I didn't dislike them, either; I just didn't know anything about kids. Furthermore, I had a lousy attitude: If teaching is too bad, I'll quit; whether that's the end of the first day or the first week.

From the Teachers.Net Community

The Flipped Classroom Model: How It Works, Benefits, Pitfalls – UPDATED

By Teachers.Net Community

Teachers respond to, “Has anyone had any experience with flipped classrooms? What were the benefits and pitfalls? What are some hints
to make it work?

Inefficient Committee Meetings? Here’s Help! Includes Printable “Action Minutes” Form

By Hal Portner

Are committee assignments a waste of your valuable time? Not if you implement the plans outlined here! Includes a PRINTABLE Action Minutes sheet!

Substitute Teaching – It’s All About Image

By James Schneiter

Substitute teaching is more about image than substance, more about what you don’t do than what you do, and really not a job where risk taking is prudent. Of …

Sand Art Seahorses – Without the Mess!

By Karen Cox

Sand art is a fun art medium for Pre-K children. Here’s a simple way to do it with less mess.

Coffee Filters! Who Knew? Our Favorite Email Forward This Month

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End of Year Reflective Social Studies Activity (Elementary – Secondary)

By Teachers.Net Community

Wrap up the school year with this reflective Social Studies activity.

Education Reform: Grand Failure? IMHO…

By Teachers.Net Community

Somehow, there are always a few bogus studies showing how great new education ideas/reforms are while the reforms are new and in vogue. A
decade later, it is always quite obvious …

Apple Seeds: Quotes for Educators

By Barb Stutesman

In case you missed them, here are the Apple Seeds quotes posted by Barb S. every morning on the teacher chatboard.

9 Classroom Photo Tours

By Teachers.Net Community

As you contemplate your classroom set-up for the coming school year, let these photo tours of classrooms from all over the US provide ideas for making your classroom a center …


By Teachers.Net Community

Visit for clickable links to all FREE printables on Teachers.Net!

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