No Image

Selling Yourself: Creating the Ultimate Teaching/Interview Portfolio

November 12, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Whether you are a 20-year veteran or just starting out, a portfolio should be a key component of your teaching tools. Portfolios are a nearly universal requirement for the hiring process, but if you already have a secure job you should view a portfolio as your insurance against unforseen district shake-ups. Keeping one of these self-promotion tools up-to-date also can be a good exercise in self-evaluation.

No Image

April Fool’s Day

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

How do you trick your students? We want to know! One T2T contributor tells us that she prints the morning lesson backwards so her students have to turn it over and hold it up to the light to read it.

No Image

DIY Kites

October 27, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Kites are a welcome outdoor project after being cooped up inside all winter, right? In fact, they’re the perfect celebration of the end of winter. Students study and create their kites indoors, and then you just wait for the ideal weather to take them out for testing. For the younger students, try a quick and easy Paper Bag Kite. Older students can tackle the Tetrahedral Kite, which can be scaled for a large or small format creation.

No Image

Clover Search Game

March 1, 2011 Teachnet Staff 1

Ian McCall has designed two wonderful exercises that are great practice for younger children and fun for kids of all ages. We were quite taken with his Clover Patch Search game, where you browse among square photos to find the clovers, and maybe even a four-leaf clover!

Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 14, 2011 Teachnet Staff 0

This video, created by a US History student, showcases many excellent photos of Dr. Martin Luther King and includes voice over of King’s “We shall overcome” speech. Before heading out for the three day weekend, be sure your students know why Monday is observed as a national holiday.

No Image

Free Quick Custom Calendars

December 31, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Our New Year’s gift to you is this ultra-simple calendar template. Choose from a 5-row or 6-row version. Just click, save, and print. Fill in the numbers and month using your hippest pack of markers or colored pencils.