|Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.6 No.3||March 2009|
|Cover Story by 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.|
|Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching|
|Assessing for Student Learning|
|»||The 21st Century Teaching-Learning Environment - (Think Outside the Classroom Box)Hal Portner|
|»||Why Do You Teach?Sue Gruber|
|»||Educating Homeless ChildrenLeah Davies|
|»||Old School Progress ReportsTodd R. Nelson|
|»||Habit vs. Awareness for the 3 Practices and for the Hierarchy of Social DevelopmentMarvin Marshall|
|»||The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac|
|»||Dear Barbara - Advice for SubsBarbara Pressman|
|»||Global Travel GuruJosette Bonafino|
|»||Tool & ToysRick Morris|
|»||Economic Relief for TeachersTeachers.Net|
|»||Fifty Years of TeachingBill Page|
|»||Strange SignsTim Newlin|
|»||A Dozen Surefire Tips To Maximize Flexible Grouping and Small Group LearningSusan Fitzell|
|»||Time to Reward YourselfAlan Haskvitz|
|»||March 2009 Writing PromptsJames Wayne|
|»||Using Photographs To Inspire Writing VHank Kellner|
|»||What’s Wrong With Teacher Education In This Country?Howard Seeman|
|»||“Slumdog Millionaire” Teaches About Education, TooDorothy Rich|
|»||Teachers’ Role in Improving Students’ Thinking Skills: Moving beyond the ‘sage on the stage’Ambreen Ahmed|
|»||Apple Seeds: Inspiring QuotesBarb Stutesman|
|»||Today Is... Daily CommemorationRon Victoria|
|»||The Lighter Side of Teaching|
|»||Teacher Blogs Showcase|
|»||Liz Phillips' Printable Discipline Rubric|
|»||Photo tour: 4th Grade Classroom|
|»||Lessons, Resources and Theme Activities: March 2009|
|»||Featured Lesson: Recognizing Bullying|
|»||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|
|»||Live on Teachers.Net: March 2009|
|»||T-Netters Share Favorite Recipes|
|»||Managing Hyperactive Students|
|»||Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers|
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How can I reach the quiet student?
How Should I Handle an Angry Parent?
This month Barbara tackles angry parents and quiet students.
Dear Barbara - Advice for Substitute Teachers
by Barbara Pressman
The author of Substitute Teaching from A to Z (McGraw-Hill, 2008)
Regular contributor to the Gazette
March 1, 2009
How can I reach the quiet student?
It’s sad to me that the loud, outgoing students always get my attention. They monopolize all my time. I learn their names early in the day.
I have noticed that in each class, there are one or two very quiet children. I rarely learn their names.
The quiet children worry me. They can be overlooked and neglected. How can I reach them?
Sara in Rhode Island
It’s admirable that you have the sensitivity to be aware of that quiet boy or girl in the back of the room. Most subs are so busy keeping up with the outgoing, louder students, that they forget the individuals who may really need your help or attention. They are often too shy to ask for it.
Once you have attended to the obvious needs of the majority, try to walk around the room and get to know the quiet ones. Compliment them on their behavior and work. Learn their names and call on them during class discussions. Ask them to be your special helpers. Use recess time as an opportunity to have a conversation with them.
Your caring attention will have an impact on a shy student. You’ll both benefit from your relationship!