By Alfie Kohn
K-W-L charts aren’t merely a clever way of organizing kids’ ideas about what they’re reading. Rather, literacy expert Donna Ogle Ogle emphasizes, “The teacher is making clear that learning shouldn’t be framed around just what an author chooses to include, but that it involves the identification of the learner’s questions …
By Sarah Powley, Education Coach
English teachers everywhere–from the elementary grades through high school—use literature circles to group students by interest or by reading level. Harvey Daniels, who popularized the concept and brilliantly refined it, has published at least five books on the topic. How-to websites abound, and Pinterest is a rich resource for …
By Alan Haskvitz
For me, it was an easy choice. The lure of a career in business with its tax advantages, lucrative starting salary, and advancement based on my skills were enough to off-set the “touch the future” altruism of teaching. In economics terms, teaching was an opportunity cost and the benefits of …
By Jennifer Davis Bowman Ed.D.
I was a worry wart during my first year in the classroom. I worried over whether my students liked me (cool teacher syndrome). I worried why my students were not not as excited about school as I was (until one student pointed out that I was getting paid to be …
By Linda R. Young
Here we are raising a generation of children who cannot carry their own backpacks, tell time without a digital watch, or play organized sports without a heavy duty dose of parental involvement and guidance. It saddens me to think that some children do not know how to play hopscotch or …
By Leah Davies, M.Ed.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) in children is a psychiatric disorder that can persist into adulthood. Students with ODD have an underdeveloped conscience and poor relationship skills. They display a great deal of aggression and purposefully annoy others. The actions of these children seriously interfere with their functioning at home and …
By James Wayne
A Month of Writing Prompts This is the month of Moby Dick, Frankenstein, Blackbeard, Joe DiMaggio, Nellie Bly, football and many other hooks that will entice students to think, discuss and write!
By Teachers.Net News Desk
Weather map terminology explained!
By Internet Scout Report
In July 2015, Kathryn Schultz’s New Yorker piece, “The Really Big One,” noted: “An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.”
This site fills in some of the information about the Pacific Northwest’s earthquake proneness.
|Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.12 No.11||November 2015|
|Cover Story by Todd R. Nelson|
|PBL: How to Kill a Moose|
|More Teacher Articles...|
|»||Revisiting the Ingenuity (and Radicalism) of K-W-L - Learning as a SandwichAlfie Kohn|
|»||Effective Teaching, Classroom Management Articles by Harry & Rosemary WongHarry K. & Rosemary Wong|
|»||Under Discussion: Literature CirclesSarah Powley|
|»||15 Challenge, SDI, and Enrichment Activities to Keep Challenge Groups Engaged in the Mixed-ability ClassroomSusan Fitzell|
|»||Teaching or Business: The Million Dollar QuestionAlan Haskvitz|
|»||Watch Your Words, Teachers!Dede Rittman|
|»||7 Things You Don't Let Students Do, But ShouldJennifer Davis Bowman Ed.D.|
|»||The Need For High Quality Early Childhood Education For All ChildrenStewart Brekke|
|»||Welcome to a New Era of TeachingLinda R. Young|
|»||Turkey, Pumpkin Theme Recipes, ActivitiesNews Desk|
|»||Oppositional Defiant Disorder in ChildrenLeah Davies, M.Ed.|
|»||Apple Seeds - Quotes for EducatorsBarb Stutesman|
|»||Writing Prompts for NovemberJames Wayne|
|»||The Big One: Earthquakes in the Pacific NorthwestInternet Scout Report|
|»||How to Read a Weather MapNews Desk|