Cover Story: Alfie Kohn
When "21st-Century Schooling" Just Isnít Good Enough: A Modest Proposal
Are we serious about educating students for the global competitive economy of the future?
Earth Day Special Article
GE Project Plant-A-Bulb
GE Project Plant-A-Bulb Promotes Environmental Awareness, Brightens Landscapes With 100,000 Flower Bulbs....
Getting Your Studentsí Work Published
Dozens of sites where studentsí creativity can be shared with the world!
By Alan Haskvitz
Free Classroom Printables
Thanks to the creativity and generosity of the Teachers.Net community, we offer the following printables for teachers. Just click and print!
At Risk Students: Victims of Miseducation and Failure
At-risk students are victims of circumstances. They canít pull themselves up by the bootstraps - they have no boots.
By Bill Page
Teachers - Healing Broken Lives
Our profession is often confronted with issues of child abuse. However, with time, abuse is impacting children at younger and younger ages...
By Grayson Walles
Get Smart! Doodle!
People who doodle are smart - they pay more attention and remember things better than those who do not doodle. So, let's doodle!
By Tim Newlin
A Dozen Ways to Build a Caring Classroom Community
Make your classroom a place where the teacher spends more time teaching and less time handling student conflicts.
By Susan Fitzell
April 2009 Writing Prompts
You'd be a fool not to tap into this fascinating line-up of daily events from history to get your students motivated to write!
By James Wayne
Using Photography To Inspire Writing VI
What do dogs, teenagers and fragmented photos have in common? All have the potential to prompt creative written responses from your writing students!
By Hank Kellner
Problems With 9th Grade Euclidian Geometry
A 9th grade course in calculating geometry is realistic, provided the student has some basic algebra in elementary school.
By Stewart Brekke
Multisensory/Kinesthetic Alphabet Activities
A to Z ideas for helping young children learn letters and letter sounds.
By Jeanine Horner
Featured Lesson Plans, Resources
and Theme Activities
Lessons, Activities, Theme ideas: Earth Day, Motherís Day, Paul Revere, Spring, Easter, more!
The Teachers.Net Newsdesk: April
The Lighter Side of Teaching
Help Wanted: Teaching Jobs
School Photos: April 2009
The Gazette is a collaborative project published by the Teachers.Net community. Submit your work to the Gazette.
Harry and Rosemary Wong
The Tools for Success
Effectiveness is not a fleeting concept. What it takes to be effective and how to achieve it is known. This month we share with you four successful educators who have seen the benefits of having successful
teachers and know how to bring about these benefits.
Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers
Actively Involve Every Reader - Ten Easy Ideas!
Ten instant ways to motivate your students to read... you wonít read this collection without adopting at least one of these terrific ideas!
By Sue Gruber
Promoting Learning & Discipline
Eliciting vs. Punishments
A consequence is different from a punishment. A punishment usually has no connection to the behavior, and frequently belittles or shames the offender....
By Dr. Marvin Marshall
Low-ability or disadvantaged children and students who have learning or attention disorders must work hardest to succeed. Yet, they often have the least incentive to do so.
By Leah Davies
The Principal Learning Curve
Multiple Working Hypotheses
"If the horse youíre riding dies," goes the old maxim, "get off."
By Todd R. Nelson
The Busy Educator's
Monthly 5: April 2009
This month Marjan recommends a wide variety of the best of the web; from English language tutorials to bulletin board ideas; helpful links to funding sources, more!
By Marjan Glavac
Advice for Substitute Teachers
Tattle Tales and Classroom Helpers
From dealing with tattlers to choosing the right student helper - wise advice from Dear Barbara.
By Barbara Pressman
Global Travel Guru
Tips for Travel to France or Italy with Students
Weíre off to France to study French, and to Italy with a group of students during the time of year when theyíll get the most from their experience!
By Josette Bonafino
Too Much Parent Involvement? Can It Be?
When a parent is involved as a coach to children, itís an appropriate role. When the coach runs onto the field to be a player, thatís when the parent involvement lines are being breached.
Tools and Toys
Return to Sender & The Neon Necklace
This month: a simple strategy for dealing with papers without names and a fun way to identify which students have completed an important assignment.
By Rick Morris
Be Your Own Mentor: Reflect
How to mentor yourself, and monitor your own professional growth.
By Hal Portner
Quality in School Systems
Why do different schools perform differently in the same area? Why does a single school perform differently in different periods of time?
By P.R. Guruprasad
Teachers.Net Video Bytes: April
Meet Bill Martin Jr. and Brown Bear, Brown Bear; Creative Quotes from Shakespeare; Massive Ant Colony Uncovered! AMAZING science!; Tim Hawkins - Cletus Take the Reel; Lovefield; Dolphin Bubbles: An Amazing Behavior.
Guided Reading in Kindergarten
Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Goldstein generously offers her guide to the various guided levels commonly seen among kindergartners.
Teacher Blogs Showcase: April
Teacher-bloggers share their interests and display their various skills and hobbies!
"Why Pursue National Board Certification?"
Teachers.Net chatboards are impacting teachers' lives, personally and professionally!