Harry Wong
Dec 2017
Vol 14 No 4

Cover Story

Having the Courage to Listen and Grow - Reflections by a School Principal
By Bill Powers

A great year is quickly coming to a close.

When we close our classroom doors on the 2012 - 2013 school year it will be a time to reflect, rejuvenate, and renew for the new school year.

I hope each of you was able to gather feedback from our students. Have the courage to listen and take to heart what they have to share. It isn't always easy to swallow the lumps dished our way. However, in order to grow and change we must listen because the students perception is the students reality.

It has been a year of tremendous growth for me. Almost as if I went through an awkward growth spurt many teenagers go through during the middle school and high school years....

From the Teachers.Net Community

Should Instructional Coaching be Confidential?

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In instructional coaching the practice of coaching occurs within confidential relationships. There are at least three reasons for this.

First, when coaches deal with what matters to teachers, they …

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It used to be that the edgy, darker, and horror material was reserved for YA and adult books. However, I receive several books throughout the year which publishers send to …

School Science Project Yields Shocking Results on Possible Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation

By Tim Newlin

A 5th place school science fair project done by 5 teenage girls from Hjallerup School in Denmark generated 20,000 hits on FaceBook, attracted international media attention, and sent shock waves …

Connecting the Art & Science of Teaching – Brad Johnson & Tammy McElroy

By Dr. Brad Johnson and Tammy Maxson McElroy

The authentic relationship with the student is particularly important because the teacher has the potential to greatly influence the student. Don’t continue to perpetuate the antiquated “taskmaster” style of teaching. …

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On one end of the spectrum are children who take pleasure from doing difficult tasks, setting high standards for themselves, and putting forth the necessary energy for great achievement. On …

The Power of Poems and Photos to Inspire Writing – Part 7

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A Father’s Day project and poem sure to captivate any Dad.

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Apple Seeds – Quotes for Educators

By Barb Stutesman

April is a promise that May is bound to keep.~ Hal Borland

Work colleagues need to be like a family of sorts.~ Randy Pausch

The world’s favorite season is spring. All things …

Printables By and For Pre-K – 12 Teachers – All FREE!

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Print and file these great teaching aids – created by teachers like you – and file them for easy access during the next school year. You’ll be glad you did!

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