Harry & Rosemary Wong
The Sounds of Learning
Is it possible to be too organized? Can a teacher have too many procedures? Nile Mendoza Wilson began to wonder during her first year of teaching in the United States.
Holiday Special Issue
Celebrate the holiday season with an exciting collection of Winter, Christmas, and holiday lesson plans and activities. Submitted by the many generous and innovative Teachers.Net teachers, this batch of December ideas is sure to excite your students as they explore this joyous season.
Candles of Inspiration
This Is Why We Do It...
Sometimes we connect with former students through unusual means, and with touching results.
Writing Prompts for December
Hereís motivation for your students to write, embedded in fun facts and hip history!
Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers
December Survival Guide
Ten Special Management Tips for Your Classroom PLUS Ten Ways to Rest and Recharge over the Winter Break!
By Sue Gruber
Words Can Inspire
Here's how teachers can use words to paint successful pictures that stimulate children's optimism about their future, encouraging positive behaviors.
By Leah Davies
Windy City Top Ten
Parents and teachers share the vision and guardianship of long-term learning as well as its daily tasks. Itís the primary partnership for raising effective and resilient kids.
By Todd R. Nelson
The Busy Educator's
Make hand washing fun; Native American arts exhibits; Test yourself with online police renderings, and more.
By Marjan Glavac
Advice for Substitute Teachers
No Time to Prepare!
Substitute teachers seek advice about facing unfamiliar content and earning extra money to supplement a Subís low pay.
By Barbara Pressman
Coaching the Urban Educator
Finding the Main Idea in Studentsí Behavior
Don't beat yourself up for not being able to "reach" a child. Chart a course in a more productive direction.
By Kioni Carter
The Kelly Bear C.A.R.E.S. Program
The Kelly Bear multi-media curriculum teaches vital social skills and fosters children's emotional, physical, and intellectual development.
IMHO: Educators Speaking Up
The Economy Is Not A Morality Play
We were impressed by the following post as an especially thought-provoking, well-articulated and civil position on an interesting topic...
Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids
Thanks to the creativity and generosity of the Teachers.Net community, we offer the following printables for teachers. Just click and print!
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Cover Story: Bill Page
Viewpoint: At-Risk Students
A point-of-view is how one views something; a point-of-viewing is where one stands while s/he is viewing something. December's cover story offers one educator's perspective and insight into effectively relating to at-rick students.
Cinnamon Applesauce Dough Ornaments, Rudolph Sandwiches and more...
Featured Lesson Plans
December Lesson Plans, Resources, and
Lessons about Holidays, Traditions, Literature, Music, Writing, MORE!
Teacherís Inquiry Process
Schools, districts, state departments of education and consulting firms will provide you with a myriad of professional development opportunities.
By Hal Portner
A World of Zippers
Zippers hold our world together. Hereís the history behind this indispensable device.
By Tim Newlin
The End of D's and F's:
Welcome to Lake Wobegon
B is now A, and B is for Average. Whatís happened to the grading system? And where are the Fís?
By Alan Haskvitz
Education Accountability Version 2.0
A Letter to the Next President...
Promoting Learning & Discipline
Tapping Into Internal Motivation
The foundation of The Raise Responsibility System* is teaching before problems occur.
By Dr. Marvin Marshall
Sometimes Itís Easier to Just Suck It Up
Ah, the joys and challenges of preparing for Parent-Teacher conferences.
Using Photography To Inspire Writing II
Photographs are wonderful teaching aids when used to elicit responses from the most reluctant students.
Parents and Failure
The school is a partnership among students, teachers, and parents. But when parents fail to do their part, the institution breaks down.
Virtual Tour: Classroom Photos
School Photos for December 2008
Jeanine Horner shares her efficient and delightful Kindergarten classroom.
Teachers.Net Video Bytes
The Benefits of Student Blogging; Unbelievable Water Fountain; George Washington Inauguration; Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke; Flight Physics; Claymation Surrealism a la Magritte!
The Teachers.Net Newsdesk
The Lighter Side of Teaching
School Photos: December 2008