Harry Wong
Dec 2017
Vol 14 No 4

Cover Story

Tiger Mother, David Brooks, Mud and Snow

By Todd Nelson

At my little school we love our mud and snow. It is the spectacular raw material of some very significant daily experimenting and learning. It's a standard and benchmark in the Uber curriculum. Mud and snow are practically special subject all their own, the coin of play, engineering, even commerce. They inspire public works projects, nature tracking, and just plain squelchy, sticky pleasure. They too are building blocks, from pre-school through sixth grade....

From the Teachers.Net Community

March Wind Science – Karen’s PreK Page

By Karen Cox

When March comes in like a lion, seize the opportunity to have some science fun with the wind!

How to Introduce a Story to Build Retelling Skills

By Teachers.Net Community

For children to be able to retell a story accurately, they need to KNOW the story. They need to “own” it. These are all things you can do in your …

Retirement in Twilight Zone + 4 More Sites for Busy Teachers

By Marjan Glavac

Professor Ellis Fowler is a teacher who has taught for 51 years. The board of trustees has sent him a letter of retirement. He contemplates his teaching career and comes …

The Problem with Music Advocacy

By Sharon Burch

Have we, as an interested group in music education, damaged our own efforts simply by labeling it as “music advocacy?” I, along with many music educators, am very thankful for …

Writing Prompts for March

By James Wayne

Why did the US Government buy a herd of camels? What did Dennis the Menace and Albert Einstein have in common? Whose brain set a record for the smallest brain …

HomoPHONEs – Make “Phone” Storage from Envelope

By Heidi Samuelson

A clever way to reinforce the concept and store homophones!

Using a Laminator in the Classroom

By Teachers.Net News Desk

How preschool and elementary school teachers can utilize a thermal laminator machine to enhance, create and protect learning aids and artwork.

Teacher Job Opportunities – Don’t Rule Out Private Schools Just Because You Didn’t Attend One

By Betsy Weigle

School system differences provide opportunities for teachers who need jobs during tough economic times. Private schools are sometimes overlooked as an option for new graduates since many had no experience …

Tips for Teachers Starting Out (or Struggling)

By Teachers.Net Community

From the Classroom Management Chatboard, few thoughts for those starting out – or shaping up – in the teaching profession.

When Your Words Come Back At You

By Teachers.Net Community

So…all year I’ve been working on my students learning to help each other, not by telling answers, but instead giving each other clues… This morning while doing SOTD…

Apple Seeds – Quotes for Educators

By Barb Stutesman

Apple Seeds posted on the Teacher Chatboard during February 2011

02-01:  The most important outcome of education is to help students become independent of formal education.   ~ Paul E. …

Agropolis Museum: Food and Agricultures of the World

By Teachers.Net News Desk

Discover the astounding itinerary of the world’s foods from the field to the dish. Compare their nutritional functions, histories, production, transformation, consumption, and the cultural traditions they are attached to. …

Substitute Teaching A – Z

By Teachers.Net Resources

“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 …

Printables for PreK – 12 Teachers

By Teachers.Net Resources

Happy Earth Day decorated song sheet for Earth Day, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle decorated song sheet for Earth Day, We’ve Got the Whole World In Our Hands – Earth Day song …

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