Harry Wong
Jun 2017
Vol 14 No 2

Cover Story

Connecting with Your Students from Day One?

By Darren Barkett

Much of the latest conversation on effective teaching deals with differentiating your teaching for the varied needs, personalities, and learning styles of your students. These practices are designed to overcome the cookie-cutter approach to education, the sort of one-size-fits-all model of teaching. I agree that in order for our school system to become more effective at meeting the needs of every student instead of most of them, we must all do a better job at differentiating our instructional methods.....

From the Teachers.Net Community

How Should We Teach Creative Thinking? Ask a Four-Year-Old

By Abigail Flesch Connors

Young children are the experts when it comes to creative thinking. Here are some practical tips the author has used to foster creative thinking in students of all ages.

At Risk Kids: Does “Loving” Kids Include At-Risk Kids?

By Bill Page

It is ironic that the institution with conservatorial responsibility would subject fifteen million kids each year to the pain, embarrassment, and stigma of failure, denigration, and life-long castigation. Is it …

Writing Prompts for November!

By James Wayne

History! Pop culture! Trivia! Hook your reluctant student writers with these fascinating tidbits about Moby Dick, Frankenstein, Blackbeard, Joe DiMaggio, Nellie Bly, and football – along with many other fast-facts …

When a Student Demands Attention – Advice for Substitutes

By Barbara Pressman

What to do when a student demands attention, at the expense of other students.

Free Doodle, Art and Photo Editing Software and Websites – FREEWARE!

By Marianne Wartoft

This month’s fantastic FREEWARE: free drawing, paint and photo enhancement software for children!

Avoid Promoting Stereotypes of Native Americans – Tips & Links Thanksgiving

By Teachers.Net Community

It is important that schools do NOT promote stereotypes of Native people’s; rather teachers must be knowledgeable and proactive about presenting the facts without age-old bias. One of the most …

Grading Rubric for Art Projects

By Teachers.Net Community

In response to a request from a colleague, a teacher using the nickname “cbart” shared the following art grading rubric on the Art Teachers Chatboard.

NY Teachers are Talking About: Seniority Ignored in Layoffs?

By Teachers.Net News Desk

One of many lively discussions taking place on the State Chatboards, this one from the New York Teachers Chatboard!

David Baldacci Program Feeds Bodies and Minds

By Teachers.Net News Desk

Best-selling author David Baldacci’s innovative Feeding Body and Mind program fills a need while satisfying children’s appetite for books!

Printables for PreK – 12 Teachers

By Teachers.Net Resources

Visit to access all of the following FREE printables on Teachers.Net!

Learning Laffs – 10 Ways it was a Bad Day with the Sub!

By Humorist John P. Wood

Top Ten Ways You Can Tell Yesterday Was A Bad “Substitute Teacher Day” For Your Class

Santa Fe Soup – Featured Recipe

By Teachers.Net Community

Another quick and easy – but delicious – recipe shared on the Teachers.Net Recipe Chatboard by Tom/Kentucky

Santa …

Links & Likes

By Teachers.Net Community

Links and Likes for November! New links and likes are added throughout each week, so check back often. OR, sign up for a Teachers.Net mailring and you will receive updates …

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