|Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.5||May 2008|
|Cover Story by Todd R. 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.|
|Harry & Rosemary Wong|
|An Amazing Kindergarten Teacher|
|I use modified modeling to teach my students the correct procedures. Instead of just telling, I act out the wrong way first....|
|»||Promoting Responsibility - Or How Not ToMarvin Marshall|
|»||Differentiated Instruction & Ability GroupingCheryl Sigmon|
|»||The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac|
|»||Counting the days yet?Barbara & Sue Gruber|
|»||Problem-Based Learning, Part 3Hal Portner|
|»||Successful TeachersLeah Davies|
|»||'Subprime' Is Voted "Word Of The Year" For 2007|
|»||May 2008 Writing Prompts|
|»||Use Math's Magic to Intrigue Students Solving Linear Equations|
|»||I Choose Teaching - A Meaningful Career|
|»||Teacher Appreciation Day: Not Nearly Enough|
|»||Treating All Students With Dignity|
|»||Two Teachers, Two Philosophies, One Result|
|»||Favorite Teacher Appreciation Activities|
|»||Academic Writing Guidelines|
|»||What is an Effective Teacher?|
|»||Drexel Online Education Program|
|»||Candles of Inspiration: May 2008|
|»||Featured Lessons: May 2008|
|»||Video Bytes: A Hidden Lesson, Baptism By Fire, Mom and more...|
|»||Today Is... Daily Commemoration for May 2008|
|»||Live on Teachers.Net: May 2008|
|»||The Lighter Side of Teaching|
|»||Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers|
|»||Is a school only as good as the teachers in it?|
|»||Teachers' Best Teachers|
|»||What Is It About Teaching That Keeps You Going?|
|»||Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers|
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Featured Lessons and Activities for May
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!
|Teachers.Net Lesson Bank
Regular Feature in the Gazette
May 1, 2008
Mapping Mom's Heart - A simple but delightful craft that can also serve as a Mother's Day card.
Mother's Day Butterfly and Poem - Child's painted handprints form a colorful butterfly. A short but lovely poem adds the right touch of love any mother will love.
Mother's Day Tea and 2 Delightful Recipes, one for an aquarium cracker to accompany the book Swimmy by Leo Lionni (or any book about fish), and a recipe for an edible bird's nest.
Island Fever Mother's Day - All the tips you'll need to put on a tropical-themed Mother's Day event in your classroom.
Bath Salts Recipe for Mother's Day gift - What special lady wouldn't enjoy a nice relaxing soak in a hot bath, softened with a dose of perfumed bath salts prepared and presented by a special child in her life?
Mostly Mother's Day, but you'll find other May ideas and activities in this transcript FULL of ideas contributed by teachers during a live Teachers.Net chat.
More May Ideas shared in live chat, including some for Mother's Day
From the Teachers.Net Lesson Bank
Careers (Kindergarten-Primary) Adaptable to ESL (Elementary). Students learn career-related vocabulary by constructing books using the Brown Bear, Brown Bear pattern. http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/1037.html
Career Exploration (Secondary) High school seniors understand their own personality type and the personality types of others; students learn how to work with people with different personality types; students become aware of personal values and interests; to enable them to make career choices based on interests, values, and personality. Includes link to personality test. http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/2766.html
Math Stations (Elementary) Game stations used to reinforce the multiplication facts for learning stations or games “ready to go” for a substitute teacher to use. http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/869.html
Homeless or Luxurious - A Lesson on Practical Economics (Middle-Secondary) Students select at random a US city, are assigned a certain amount of money for their living expenses, then research online to see how well they could live on the allotted budget, in the process filling out a living expenses form. Embedded within the lesson are many concepts related to the economic facts of life.
Edible Topographical Geography (Elementary) How to create a topographical map students will remember, using edible materials.
Passing, Trapping and Heading Soccer Skills (Middle-Senior)
This lesson includes help with teaching 3 major skills necessary to being a successful soccer player.