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Jun 2017
Vol 14 No 2
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Teachers.Net: Evolution of the Internet's First Network for Teachers
By Tony Bott

Greetings friends and fellow Teachers! First, I want to say "thank you' for visiting, sharing, and inspiring the development of Teachers.Net since 1996. You've helped shape this little website into one of the most visited teacher resources on the Web today. My name is Tony Bott, founder and co-creator of the Teachers.Net website. In this first in a two-part article, I will share some of the impetus behind starting this website - a resource created to encourage and support online teacher networking. As we embrace new Web 2.0 advancements made possible in new open source communities, it is our aim to share more "behind the scenes" views at projects and new releases we're planning for teachers here at Teachers.Net. I invite you to tune in to our new Webmaster's and Founder's Blogs, which will be published regularly to supplement the wonderful work started and continued monthly here in the Gazette by our chief editor, Kathleen Carpenter. First, let me start with a bit about myself, and how Teachers.Net came to be...

From the Teachers.Net Community

Do What Motivates Your Students!

By Bill Powers

What motivates you? What motivates our students? Doing what we enjoy, what we love, what we are curious about knowing more of or just digging a little deeper into the …

What It Takes To Teach Middle School

By Teachers.Net Community

How can a young, petite, gentle-natured young woman be a successful middle school teacher? Middle School teachers respond with their best feedback and tips..

Writing Prompts for October!

By James Wayne

Writing prompts that support your efforts to teach, not only writing, but Social studies, history, geography, science, language, arts, religion… even pop culture!

5 Web Sites for Busy Educators

By Marjan Glavac

Each month Marjan Glavac, professional speaker, teacher and co-author of “How To Thrive And Survive In Your Classroom”, presents The Busy Educator’s Monthly Five – five websites for educators that …

New Program: eMentor Support for Kindergarten Teachers

By Teachers.Net News Desk

A new e-mentoring program supporting Kindergarten teachers has been organized by members of the Twitter Kinderchat group.

Bat Wing Stew Recipe (Halloween Theme)

By Teachers.Net Resources

Stir up some fun during the Halloween season with Harvest Theme activities and this unique snack treat.

Go to that Parent-Teacher Conference!

By Sarah Powley

Parents should always attend conferences—even if the teacher says they don’t need to. Here’s why.

Stress Relief Tips for Teachers

By Sue Gruber

Every teacher knows that the job of being a teacher is fraught with unexpected happenings and constant interruptions. That’s why it’s especially important for us to learn to adapt, manage …

I Would Walk Away… if I could

By Janice Hiser

I would walk away…if I could, without looking back. It just hit me this evening after my husband asked me what I would do if I had a million dollars. …

The Music, Movement, and Learning Connection by Hap Palmer

By Teachers.Net News Desk

Hap Palmer is a legend in the world of early childhood music, and he knows what children need in order to “get the wiggles out.” Follow the pied piper of …

Rock It! Transform Classroom Learning with Movement, Songs, and Stories: New Book by Steve Reifman

By Teachers.Net News Desk

All teachers know that students need to be active during the day. Their attention wanders when they are stuck in their seats too long. Rock It! Transform Classroom Learning with …

Global Webcams! Roam the World Via Streaming Video – Educational, Entertaining

By Teachers.Net News Desk

Check out this collection of web cams stationed in fascinating locations all over the globe! Wild elephants and hippos bathing in an African waterhole, the call to prayer in Amman, …

Reading Strategies: Teaching Students to Visualize by Lisa Frase

By Teachers.Net News Desk

Good readers visualize when they read. Here are 5 simple ways to engage students in visualizing text using tactile, visual and kinesthetic methods

October Poem: Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

By Teachers.Net News Desk

he Frost performs its secret ministry,
Unhelped by any wind. The owlet’s cry
Came loud—and hark, again! loud as before.
The inmates of my cottage, all at rest,
Have left me to that solitude, …

Apple Seeds Quotes for Educators

By Barb Stutesman

If you want to succeed, you should strike out on new paths rather than travelthe worn paths of accepted success.~ John D. Rockefeller

09-02: The vital force of labor added …

PreK – 12 Printable Teaching Aids

By Teachers.Net Resources

Members of the Teachers.Net Community contributed the following, teacher-tested printable teaching aids, for YOU! Just click on the file titles that interest you to print and use immediately!

Differentiation of Instruction

By Teachers.Net Resources

Following are links to 5 of our most requested resources on differentiation of instruction.

Bookmark this page for easy access and please share the link with your colleagues!

News & Notes

By From the Editor's Desk

Breaking news, updated through the month, from the Teachers.Net news Desk…

Flipped Classroom

By Teachers.Net News Desk

Articles about the Flipped Classroom Model: How It Works, Benefits, Pitfalls; Flipped Classroom: The Challenges; Flipped Kindergarten by teacher Kris Szajner; Flipped Learning Literature Review;
5 Flipped Classroom Issues (and …

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»The 3 R's 4 SuccessBill Powers
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»Tips for Novice Middle School TeachersLusila Plezia
»Changing the Technology Culture in the High SchoolTodd Bloomer
»A Letter to Teachers: "STOP with the stoplights in the classroom!"Jen Bradley
»5 GREAT Web Sites for Busy EducatorsMarjan Glavac
»At-Risk Student CredoBill Page
»Literature Circles: Article, Printable Role Sheets, Harvey Daniels Interview, MORE!
»Guided Reading With Pre-ReadersHeidi Butkus
»How to Cultivate a Positive and Effective School Culture
»From the Trenches: Advice for New TeachersDanica Murillo
»A New School Year's Resolution: Stop Getting Sore Throats! 10 TipsAbigail Flesch Connors
»Yes, I teach Kindergarten ONLINE!Alissa Smith
»Texting and ChildrenLeah Davies, M.Ed.
»The Power of Poems and Photographs to Inspire Writing - Part 11Hank Kellner
»NASA's Earth Observing System
»Thinking about Thinking Is Essential for LearningDr. Marvin Marshall
»Protect Yourself, Your Family and Property on the 'NetRobert Rose
»Back to School Links for Teachers and School Administrators!
»Tweets for Teachers
»Global Warming Science and Other Free Online Courses from MIT
»New Book: School-Based Behavior Interventions, Strategies and Tools by Lisa Bundrick and Alicia Backus
»Safe Search Kids Launches New Site Design for 2013-2014 School Year
»Creating Excitement in the Classroom Through Active Learning
»Apple Seeds Quotes for EducatorsBarb Stutesman
»Today is... September's Special DatesRon Victoria
»Flipped Classroom
»Differentiation of Instruction
»Printable Teaching Aids for Prek-12

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