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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.

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Recycle Everything, Even Broken Crayons

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 1

Take it a step beyond having extras around in case someone forgets or loses theirs or you somehow pick up an extra student. If a kid runs out of blue, you just give them another. But when the tub of brokens gets too large to be practical, it’s time to get creative.

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Customized Lesson Plans

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0
Lesson Plan Template Download Free

There are so many software packages on the market today, there is no way we could possibly review them all – at least, not in a timely manner. Our basic Lesson Plan Template was originally designed for AppleWorks, which is no more, but we are still offering the files as a free PDF download.

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The 2-Minute Rule

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

If you are wondering how you managed to forget to return that important form to the office yesterday, you don’t need a better brain. You need a better system. Here’s what some of our readers are doing.

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Phone (or email, or SMS) Home

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Reaching parents is a major frustration for many teachers; most parents work and can’t be readily contacted at their place of employment. Or in some cases, a telephone doesn’t even exist in the home. We can’t make a phone appear out of thin air, but here are a few suggestions for tracking down the elusive parent.

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Time Management & Calendars

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Calendars can be cumbersome, cluttered, or sometimes just inconvenient. Here are some ideas that will put you on your way to discovering a system and style that suits you perfectly.

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Filing Early

November 6, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Have your kids keep a “What’s Cool” file, of items clipped from newspapers and magazines, items that make them say, “wow, that’s neat.” And build […]

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Parents as Teachers: Getting Parents Involved

October 28, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

The first step in involving parents in the education process is to remember they are there. We often get focused on our job and forget that parents could be a valuable time-saving resource. Changing your perspective means brainstorming a way to have them help.

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Making Storage Boxes

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Encourage students to be a little more organized by using recycled boxes or cans in this art project. A little creativity is in order in guiding students in assembling materials into a storage unit. Nearly any student will benefit from this fun process of creating, then organizing.