Cover Story: Graysen Walles
Teachers are Brave
Somewhere in this country a drive-by was avoided, a robbery was reconsidered, or a suicide attempt was abandoned because a teacher was willing to show up and make a difference in the classroom, administrative office, after school activity, or at the home of a child.
This month featured lesson, from Gillian Gabourie of Lindsay, Canada, helps teachers spot and eliminate bullying behavior.
By Gillian Gabourie
Old School Progress Reports
Some things never change. A progress report form is still an expression of a school community’s values and relationships, as well as individual achievement.
By Todd Nelson
Fifty Years of Teaching
By the time building administrators realized I was not following policy, my students were learning, successful, happy, and thriving.
By Bill Page
Travelers to other countries often come across amusing signs. Here is a list of some of the more intriguing placards travelers may come across.
By Tim Newlin
Surefire Tips To Maximize Flexible Grouping and Small Group Learning
Research indicates that cooperative learning increases achievement.
By Susan Fitzell
Time to Reward Yourself
We have the job of moving America’s youth forward while inculcating values and providing a civilizing force for a society.
By Alan Haskvitz
March 2009 Writing Prompts
Why did the US Government buy a herd of camels? What did Dennis the Menace and Albert Einstein have in common? Whose brain set a record for the smallest brain ever measured for an adult man with a normal head?
Using Photography To Inspire Writing V
Use comic strips, family photos and other unique images to motivate students to write! The fifth in a series.
What’s Wrong With Teacher Education In This Country?
There is a training gap between informed perceptions, and teacher training.
"Slumdog Millionaire" Teaches About Education
Mark Twain reminded us: "Don’t let schooling interfere with your education, wisdom is hardly being listened to today."
Improving Students’ Thinking Skills: Moving beyond the ‘Sage on the Stage’
Helping teachers extend their repertoire from a "sage on the stage" to a "guide on the side."
Managing Hyperactive Students
I have a first grade class of 22 students; about 9 of whom are extremely hyperactive… Does anyone have any good classroom management techniques for a challenging group such as this?
Featured Lesson Plans, Resources
and Theme Activities
March into April, with Women’s History Month, Easter, Earth Day and Ecology themes!
The Teachers.Net Newsdesk
The Lighter Side of Teaching
Help Wanted: Teaching Jobs
School Photos: March 2009
The Gazette is a collaborative project published by the Teachers.Net community. Submit your work to the Gazette.
Harry and Rosemary Wong
Assessing Student Learning
This month’s column features Brad Volkman, a former high school principal in the school division and how he helped students achieve success in the math class he taught...
Economic Relief for Teachers
Two dozen links from Teachers.Net designed to help you make the best of these tight economic times.
New Column by Rick Morris...
Tools and Toys
A Moment of Silence
Rick Morris shares innovative techniques for management, motivation, more! This month: work uninterrupted with small groups, using calming silence.
Educating Homeless Children
Children with no permanent residence lack a sense of security, are frequently ill, unable to concentrate and may exhibit unruly or withdrawn behavior and below average academic performance.
By Leah Davies
Teachers.Net Video Bytes
Modeling Guided Reading FAQ, Periodic Table of Videos - Fascinating Chemistry!, Carl Sagan - 4th Dimension Explanation, Parabolas in the Real World, Al Jolson sings - Brother Can You Spare a Dime?, Lovers’ Waltz - Casey Willis on violin, Meet Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
The 21st Century Teaching-Learning Environment
Given the realities of a rapidly changing world, the concept of “classroom” must be expanded.
By Hal Portner
Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers
"Why Do You Teach?"
The question has been asked by my family and friends, "Why do you put up with it? Why would you or anyone else want to teach?"
By Sue Gruber
Promoting Learning & Discipline
Habit vs. Awareness and the Hierarchy of Social Development
Once something becomes a habit, awareness of it decreases.
By Dr. Marvin Marshall
The Busy Educator's
Monthly 5: March 2009
Moviemaking for kids, Myths & legends in art, TREE - A graphic organizer for writing, International trades lessons for kids, and more!
By Marjan Glavac
Advice for Substitute Teachers
Reaching the Quiet Student
"Dear Barbara: the loud, outgoing students monopolize my time. The quiet children worry me. They can be overlooked and neglected. How can I reach them?"
By Barbara Pressman
Global Travel Guru
Tips for French Immersion and Arranging Safe Homestays
Our travel expert offers tips for French language immersion opportunities and arranging safe homestay placements.
By Josette Bonafino
By Popular Demand!
Liz Phillips' Printable Discipline Rubric
Thanks to the creativity and generosity of the Teachers.Net community, we offer the following printables for teachers. Just click and print!
Teacher Blogs Showcase
Teacher-bloggers share their interests and display their various skills and hobbies!
Recipes Spring Forth from Teachers.Net Cooks!
Horseradish Meatloaf; Chicken Tamale Casserole; Chippy's Coconut Cake; Ima Teacher’s Mushroom & Barley Soup.
This Board’s For Me!
Teachers.Net chatboards are impacting teachers' lives, personally and professionally!