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Oct 2017
Vol 14 No 3
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Cover Story

Our Winter Count - Inspiration For Educators From the Lakota Sioux
By Todd R. Nelson

If you drew last year’s highlights on an animal hide, like the Lakota Sioux, what would they look like? They probably didn’t come in a shopping cart.

We have entered the season of counts. On the one hand, it is the count of the Advent calendar; on the other, the soulless countdown of spending days until Christmas, and the turn of the calendar year at New Year’s. We are preoccupied with enumerating the passage of time, expense, and our accomplishments connected mostly to consumption and the year’s impending expiration. Another fiscal year draws to an end, and we prepare for the reckoning with the tax man - the annual bean count.

Thanksgiving asks us, "How have we been fortunate?" and New Year’s Day, "How will I make good fortune in the future?" If there is sincerity and humility attached, they are questions that also draw us out of ourselves to think of others: How have I, or how will I, help others share in the benefits that abound?

From the Teachers.Net Community

Administrators On the Same Page?

By Susan Fitzell

I was outraged that this teacher who, according to the latest studies on what increases student achievement, was doing exactly what she should be doing, was being chastised and written …

5 Important Web Sites for Busy Educators

By Marjan Glavac

This month Marjan presents stellar sites illuminating classroom management, teaching ELL, writing instruction, a flipped view of the flipped classroom model… and more!

Parent Conference Tips from Teachers

By Teachers.Net Resources

Teachers share their best tips and techniques for an effective, productive and comfortable parent-teacher conference experience for all involved.

Irresistible Writing Prompts for November

By James Wayne

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

Teachers Share “What I’m Reading Now” – Great Fiction

By Teachers.Net Community

Need a recommendation for a recreational reading list? Teachers posted about the novels they’re currently enjoying, so get ready to curl up with some of these great reads!

22 Take Home Literature Bag Ideas for K – 2

By Teachers.Net Community

Teacher Paulie posted these ideas for easy to make take-home Literature Bags. She lists a book or other piece of literature then materials and activities children can do at home …

How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner – Kindergarten Style

By Teachers.Net Community

Leave it to 5 year olds to streamline the process of preparing Thanksgiving dinner!

Today is…Special Dates in November

By Ron Victoria

From Waiting for the Barbarians Day to National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day, there’s a lot to celebrate in November!

Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education

By Teachers.Net News Desk

The mission of the Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education (CESMEE) is to conduct research that will create change in STEM education in K-12 schools, community colleges, …

Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.10 No.11 November 2013

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
The Most Misunderstood Word
Cover Story by Todd R. Nelson
Our Winter Count - Inspiration For Educators From the Lakota Sioux
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»How to Teach Students to Build Stamina for SuccessDeborah Granger
»Administrators On the Same Page?Susan Fitzell
»License to Sew - A Replicable Model of Effective Classroom ManagementSarah Powley
»5 Important Web Sites for Busy EducatorsMarjan Glavac
»Tips for Composing Teacher Comments on Report CardsLeah Davies, M.Ed.
»Parent Conference Tips from TeachersTeachers.Net Resources
»Parent-Teacher Conference ResourcesNews Desk
»Irresistible Writing Prompts for NovemberJames Wayne
»Featured Lessons for NovemberTeachers.Net Lesson Bank
»Teachers Share "What I'm Reading Now" - Great FictionTeachers.Net Community
»The Responsive Classroom: A Practical Approach for Teaching Children to CareTeachers.Net Resources
»22 Take Home Literature Bag Ideas for K - 2Teachers.Net Community
»Tweets for TeachersNews Desk
»How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner - Kindergarten StyleTeachers.Net Community
»Apple Seeds Quotes for EducatorsBarb Stutesman
»Today is...Special Dates in NovemberRon Victoria
»Research Opportunity for Classroom Teachers With a Chance to Win $25!News Desk
»Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering EducationNews Desk
»ISTEM: Lesson PlansNews Desk

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