|Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.6 No.1||January 2009|
|Cover Story by Alfie Kohn|
|It’s Not What We Teach;|
It’s What They Learn
|"I taught a good lesson even though the students didn't learn it,” makes no more sense than "I had a big dinner even though I didn't eat anything.”|
|Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching|
|The Sounds of Students|
Learning and Performing
|»||Six Easy Resolutions for 2009Sue Gruber|
|»||Learning the Value of DiversityLeah Davies|
|»||Flash Nebula is in the house! Will standardized tests detect him?Todd R. Nelson|
|»||Teaching is an art, not a science.Marvin Marshall|
|»||The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac|
|»||Dear Barbara - Advice for SubsBarbara Pressman|
|»||5 Ways to Activate Your Natural Teacher CoachKioni Carter|
|»||Global Travel GuruJosette Bonafino|
|»||PRINTABLE 2009 Multilingual, Multinational Calendar Tim Newlin|
|»||Thoughts on the Use of Failure as a Teaching Technique Bill Page|
|»||Traits of a Good TeacherAlan Haskvitz|
|»||January 2009 Writing PromptsJames Wayne|
|»||Let's Get Started with SmartboardMarjan Glavac|
|»||Using Photographs To Inspire Writing IIIHank Kellner|
|»||Phonemic Awareness: Letting The Horse Pull The CartGrace Vyduna Haskins|
|»||Reading Strategies: Teaching Students to VisualizeLisa Frase|
|»||Teaching the Alphabet to Diverse LearnersHeidi Butkus|
|»||The Metaphor Of Collaboration - What's missing from group work?Ambreen Ahmed|
|»||A Taste of InspirationSteven Kushner|
|»||Activities & Games for Foreign and First Language ClassesRebecca Klamert|
|»||Four Years of High School Math and Science Should be a National PolicyStewart Brekke|
|»||Apple Seeds: Inspiring QuotesBarb Stutesman|
|»||Today Is... Daily CommemorationRon Victoria|
|»||The Lighter Side of Teaching|
|»||Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids|
|»||Lessons, Resources and Theme Activities: January 2009|
|»||January Lesson Plans Especially for Preschool, Kindergarten & Early Primary|
|»||Video Bytes: Dr. Martin Luther King, One Minute “I have a dream” speech by Daniel Stringer, Crystal Photography – Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, FDR Fireside Chat on the Banking Crisis – March 1933, President Elect Barack Obama Reassures Americans – Thanksgiving 2008, T-Netter ron nj aka “Man of Steel” plays Sleepwalk, Big Dog Robot|
|»||Live on Teachers.Net: January 2009|
|»||T-Net chefs share their favorite warm-up-winter recipes|
|»||Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers|
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The Busy Educator's Monthly Five: January 2009
Brains Are Fun site for adults who want to help kids learn; Autism from the perspective of parents; technology tutorials and flash games for teachers and students; tracing letters and words activity generator; a 30 unit spelling curriculum ready to go!
|by Marjan Glavac
Regular contributor to the Gazette
January 1, 2009
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 are easy to read, simple to use and worthwhile to know.
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Rory Donaldson’s philosophy of education is as follows: “Our children must master many skills, but always essential are the fundamentals: reading, writing, listening, speaking, information organization and math -- without these basic skills there is very little room at the table. Our children must also learn the three essential behaviors of success: how to start on time, stay on task, complete their assignments. Mastering these skills and behaviors, unifying parents and children, making the right choices, this is what Brainsarefun is all about.I will not ask you to sign up for anything. Everything on this site is free. You will never need to contact me or pay me a dime. I have put it all right here for the taking.”
I highly recommend taking the time to look at this site and picking up some ideas that might work with your teaching style and students.
Ariel's Homepage was created to share their story about autism and it's affect on their family. In it they share their experiences in parenting a special needs child. It is their hope that when parents of newly diagnosed children view their site they will find comfort in knowing that they are not alone in dealing with this complex disorder. The site also provides support as well as informational links for those who are seeking information about autism.
SCOTT L. WALDMAN'S TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP
Scott L. Waldman is a technology staff developer who has designed this site with the teacher in mind. Over a three year period he has gathered resources that would be useful in assisting technology classroom integration. Included is a list of tutorials he wrote for various software. Also included for either the teacher or student are numerous Flash games he has created himself. Games such as Waldman's Math Interactive or Waldman's Wacky Web Tales can be used by teachers as examples of what Macromedia Flash can do or by students looking to reinforce basic math skills.
LEARN TO WRITE...FREE TRACING PAPER
Here's a neat teacher/parent utility created by a parent teaching his son how to write the alphabet in pre-school. The program generates big-lined tracing paper and will create whatever words or phrases you like. Students can trace the names of pets, family members, or cartoon characters.
MARIE'S FREE SPELLING COURSE
Developed by Marie Rackham, a retired public school English teacher with over 34 years of experience, this free, 30 unit spelling curriculum for teachers includes: Weekly Work Plan, Pre-tests, Exercises, Dictation Sentences,Final Tests and Answer Key. Also includes a bonus unit on the RULES OF SPELLING! Perfect for Grades 6 and 7. Sponsored by Splashes From The River.
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