Cover Story: LaVerne Hamlin
Show Me The Money!!!
A teacher who has been successful in obtaining more than $1 million in grant money says, "If you can develop a lesson plan for your class, then you can write a grant. Here's how!"
Symptoms an autistic child may exhibit and important information for educators of autistic students.
By Leah Davies
Our Civility Footprint
Civility has every bit as much to do with the quality of life here in the biosphere as fossil fuel emissions or ozone depletion.
By Todd Nelson
Teachers Lounge - To Go or Not to Go?
The Teachers Lounge: Den of Iniquity or Source of Support? This teacher's experience might surprise you!
By Pat Hensley
Your Students Are Watching, Listening, and Learning
Kids are never NOT learning, and the lessons they learn aren't always the ones teachers intend
First Grade Family Reading Night Meets Speed Dating
What do first graders and speed dating have in common? Leave it to teachers to put just about any idea to work to enhance learning for their students.
By Addie Gaines
NEW: March Writing Prompts
Not your ordinary writing prompts! They're based upon historical events and positive character traits - sure to educate and motivate elementary and middle school students to get writing!
By Jim Wayne
Retirement Guide for Teachers
From the first day you become a teacher you should be planning for your retirement. You should think about and plan for retirement income for yourself and your family as much as you plan the next day’s teaching lessons
By Alan Haskvitz
Want your students to develop high-level communication skills? The ability to arrive at informed judgments? The ability to function in a global community? Flexibility, persistence, and resourcefulness? Try Problem-Based Learning.
By Hal Portner
Internet Assisted Interactive Classroom
Multimedia Internet based lessons can transform any boring classroom into an interesting, interactive and innovative one, if they are based on sound pedagogic principles.
By P. R. Guruprasad
The Teachers.Net Newsdesk
Teachers.Net Chatboard Poll
Editor's Pick: Picturing America
The Lighter Side of Teaching
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Harry & Rosemary Wong
The most effective schools have coaches. The coaches meet with the principal on a regular basis to assess the progress of every teacher and student. In an effective school, everyone functions as a team and there is a laser focus on student achievement....
Promoting Learning & Discipline
A System Is Superior To Talent
Having a system to rely on and refer to is superior to having a talent
By Dr. Marvin Marshall
Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers
10 Tips for Handling Difficult Parents
Almost every teacher is faced with an irate parent at some time. .Here are some tried and true tips to help you resolve difficult situations with parents.
By Barbara & Sue Gruber
Privacy in a Technological Age
The goal of filtering is to keep children from coming into contact with harmful material or people. The question is: Does our policy directly align with its goal?
By Dr. Rob Reilly
What Writing Isn’t
If we teach grammar in a way that shows students how it can be an effective tool for expression, they might just grasp it and want to use it.
By Cheryl Sigmon
The Busy Educator
The Busy Educator's Monthly Five
Brookfield Zoo, Museumspot.Com, Fun-Attic Activity Guide, The Pen Newsblast, Middle School Science.
By Marjan Glavac
Clip Art Corner
Millions of dollars and many man-hours have been spent on human waste removal systems for space travel, but not without moments of extreme embarrassment
From the Archives
Gems of Wisdom: Humility
Whenever my ego gets a little too big for its britches, life always seems to find a way to cut it down to size.
By Joy Jones
March Lesson Plans
The Holocaust, Easter, Weather, Baseball, Friction and St. Patrick's Day activities and more are covered in these activities gleaned from the Teachers.Net Lesson Bank and back issues of the Teachers.Net Gazette
What Do You Want
In A Co-Op Teacher?
Erin/IN poses the question, "What did your supervising teachers do that you really liked?"
Arrow To The Sun Activity
The warm colors of nature and the book Arrow to the Sun inspire this Art activity brought back to light from the March 2000 Gazette.
By Barb Gilman
Teachers.Net Video Bytes
A Teacher Leader Speaks About Merit Pay; Tai Chi Relaxes Kids Between Lessons; Veggie Tale for St. Patrick's Day; A Dad On Asperger's Syndrome and Dr. Asperger's research; Make a Worm Farm! Animals Inspire Robotics