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Jun 2017
Vol 14 No 2
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The Value of Negative Learning - How Traditional Education Can Produce Nontraditional Educators
By Alfie Kohn

I recently spent a delightful few hours devouring 27 autobiographical essays written by alternative educators from around the world. Collectively, these people had founded schools, magazines, and entire movements, helping to promote all manner of nontraditional learning. What fascinated me was that only one of them had attended an alternative school himself. All the others had somehow become committed to a progressive, democratic, or child-centered approach in spite of having experienced something very different as a student. Or because of having experienced something very different as a student.

When we stop to think about what we were made to do in school, we may recall grumbling about all the stuff that was clearly pointless - or worse. But at the same time, being children, we tended to accept it all as so many facts of life: the schedule, the rules, the curriculum, the adults who were downright mean. We may not have liked it, just as we didn't much care for unpleasant weather, but hey, whatcha gonna do?

From the Teachers.Net Community

Cyberbullying Topic on Rewiring Your Brain Internet Radio Program

By Robert Rose

The theme of the show involved a discussion on their theoretical construct, iPredator Bridge, and the dynamics involved in why some online users engage in harming others in cyberspace.

Cyberbully victim …

Apple Seed Quotes for Educators

By Barb Stutesman

In case you missed them, here are the daily Apple Seed quotes posted By Barb S./ret. on the main chatboard during the month of October. Enjoy!

20 Movement Activities and Games for Elementary Classrooms

By Leah Davies, M.Ed.

Movement activities can be initiated by teachers throughout the day and especially during classroom transitions. Using songs and rhymes that reinforce lessons improve children’s listening and memory skills. Activities, games, …

Games For Learning?

By Michelle A. Speach

Students learn many valuable lessons and gain positive benefits utilizing the highly motivational format of games.

Writing Is Learned – Not Taught

By Bill Page

The reason kids are so good at speaking is practice. If they practiced writing (and reflecting on it) they be good at that too. Writing and speaking are learned, …

Rock Your Way Through Parent Conferences

By Todd R. Nelson

The most important thing you accomplish in your conferences…

12 Mobile Learning Science Applications for the iPod Touch

By Teachers.Net News Desk

http://www.teachscienceandmath.com/tag/digital-science-applications/

The Teaching Science and Math website is the brainchild of David R. Wetzel; dedicated to “encouraging and supporting K-12 science and math teachers.

There are links to high-quality …

Flipped Classroom Challenges

By Teachers.Net News Desk

The flipped classroom is an interesting concept, we are attempting it on a small scale at our school.

Some issues we are running into…

Printables for Prek – 12

By Teachers.Net Resources

* Classroom Rules
* Classroom Expectations
* August Apple Seeds
* Weekly News Letter Form
* Interview Questions for Grandparents Day
* “Hello Friends” Song Book
* Attendance and Lunch Count System
* Dolch Word Story (contains …

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