Cover Story: Todd Nelson
Only a School. Only a Teacher.
School is still, at its heart, a dance of men and women of character. A school is its teachers.
Teachers set the tone in a classroom and can affect children's lives in profound ways. When teachers model acceptance and caring for all children, the students are likely to follow their example.
By Leah Davies
Use Math's Magic to Intrigue Students Solving Linear Equations
"Children, we are going to do some magic, which all of you will enjoy. At the end of the period, you will know how to solve problems using linear equations...."
By P. R. Guruprasad
Two Teachers, Two Philosophies, One Result
My best teachers were not just different, they were opposites in life-style, age, gender, philosophy, education, experience, and pedagogy.
May Writing Prompts
In 1933, Nazi mobs burned school and library books which contained ideas they disagreed with. Many authors used the burning of their books to sell thousands of additional copies to people who were curious about what the Nazis disliked.....
By Jim Wayne
I Choose Teaching - A
"You want to be a teacher?? They don’t make any money!" "Kids aren't like they used to be." "Are you CRAZY?"
By Donna Streetenberger
Treating All Students With Dignity
A Special Education teacher appeals to others to see what she sees in her students.
By Laura Dombrosky Miller
Favorite Teacher Appreciation Activities
Favorite Teacher Appreciation Day gifts and activities and some timeless articles.
Problem-Based Learning, Part 3: Good problems
Why do some of my students seem to lack the ability to go beyond factual knowledge to a deeper understanding of material?
By Hal Portner
Drexel Learning Online Degree
2.4 million teachers will be needed in the next 11 years due to growing enrollment and class size reduction - Drexel E-Learning helps keep you competitive in this new job market.
The Teachers.Net Newsdesk
Teachers.Net Chatboard Poll
The Lighter Side of Teaching
The Gazette is a collaborative project published by the Teachers.Net community. Submit your work to the Gazette.
Harry & Rosemary Wong
An Amazing Kindergarten Teacher
On the first day of school, I start - as I do most days - waiting eagerly by the door. The difference is that on that first day, I greet each student on my knees....
Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers
Counting the Days Yet?
Do you feel as though your sanity is threatened by end-of-year tasks? Read this collection of tips and ideas!
By Barbara & Sue Gruber
Promoting Learning & Discipline
Promoting Responsibility - Or How Not To
Although the intentions are admirable, giving rewards for expected appropriate behavior does as much harm as good.
By Dr. Marvin Marshall
Differentiated Instruction & Ability Grouping
There is no evidence that ability grouping is necessary for Differentiating Instruction.
By Cheryl Sigmon
The Busy Educator
The Busy Educator's
This month Marjan leads us to web-based Ghost Towns, games, topical tutorials, reading lessons and PRINTABLES!
By Marjan Glavac
Clip Art Corner
'Subprime' Is Voted "Word Of The Year" For 2007
Bursting out of the banking sector, and beating competition from Facebook, water-boarding and Googleganger....
Academic Writing Guidelines
A veteran distance educator offers the writing guidelines she distributes to her students at the beginning of each course.
From the Archives
What is an Effective Teacher, Anyway?
Jan Fisher offers 14 attributes of effective teachers, and invites you to add to the list.
By Jan Fisher
May Lesson Plans
Mother's Day activities to honor and delight the special women in children's lives; May activities; Career and Soccer skills lessons; Edible maps; more!
Candles of Inspiration
May Candles of Inspiration
"Is teaching like falling in love?" asks a discouraged teacher. The
response will touch your heart.
Favorite Teacher Appreciation Activities
An impressive collection of teachers' favorite Teacher Appreciation Day gifts and activities and some timeless articles.
What Is It About Teaching That Keeps You Going?
Teachers bare their souls to explain what keeps them going in spite of all the challenges they face on the job.
Teachers.Net Video Bytes
A Hidden Lesson, Baptism By Fire, ESL vocabulary lesson, I teach, therefore I learn, Ruben's Tube Physics Experiment, Mother's Day Video: Kids Answer Questions About Their Moms.