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2011-03-25 09:28:00

Teachers agree that supporting diverse learners with high needs is a priority DALLAS, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the new MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Preparing Students for College and Careers, a substantial majority of teachers, parents, and Fortune 1000 executives believe that one of the nation's highest priorities in education should be preparing secondary students for college and career success. Last year's survey unveiled an expectation gap...

2010-12-01 09:00:00

New System Based on The Creative Curriculum® Provides Comprehensive Resources to Help Early Childhood Educators Build High-Quality Programs in Texas BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After conducting a rigorous review, the Texas State Board of Education voted unanimously on November 19 to include the Teaching Strategies® System for Pre-K, Texas Edition in its list of prekindergarten curricula approved for adoption. This...

2009-09-28 11:53:59

(Editor's note: Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're tackling motherhood in the 21st century -- or being tackled by it. This is the latest in a series of reflections by UPI writers.) SKOKIE, Ill., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- School administrators and classroom teachers often view helicopter moms as their worst nightmare. Granted, there are moms (and dads, too) who are overbearing and unreasonable when it comes to their children but not all parents deserve to be viewed as the enemy. Even if they...

2008-10-10 03:00:26

By Hruska, Barbara Mastering simple receptive skills can inform your practice and make your teaching more effective. When observing teachers in action, one is likely to witness explaining, modeling, managing, guiding, and encouraging. These expressive behaviors constitute a directive force moving outward from teacher to students. Though less visible to an outside observer, teaching also requires receptive skills, the ability to take in information by being fully in the moment-akin to the...

2008-10-10 03:00:26

By Hovland, Michelle Chandler, Cynthia Find out what preservice and beginning teachers see and learn when they observe classrooms through one-way mirrors. No one is born knowing how to teach. Classroom instruction is one of the most complex intellectual and emotional tasks that any professional undertakes in our society; and the journey toward expertise is a lifetime's work. Successful journeys begin with skilled counsel and guidance (Lipton, Wellman, and Humbard 2001, 65). Teachers...

2008-10-01 03:00:22

By Balch, Bradley V Memory, David M; Hofmeister, David R Abstract: Teachers contribute to the success of all students, in part, by understanding and being responsive to the legal context of teaching. Simply stated, a teacher's success is increasingly dependent on a sound awareness and prudent application of education law. Although several excellent resources are available for informing the preservice and in-service teacher about school law, a broader context in which teachers must apply...

2008-09-24 03:00:24

By LaPorte, James E Excellence in our profession comes as a result of the collective work of us all, applying our unique talents and abilities, for the benefit of the whole, including the people we serve. Text of a speech delivered at the FTE Spirit of Excellence breakfast in Salt Lake City, Utah. Good morning! What an honor it is for me to have been selected to speak to this group of honorees and colleagues this morning. As I look out into the audience, I see some of my former students...

2008-09-23 15:00:28

Mrs. Nicolette Thompson is a special education teacher at Eastside High School in Paterson. This is her eleventh year as an educator and her fourth teaching at Eastside. Mrs. Thompson teaches grades 9-12 in a self-contained classroom. The subjects she teaches include Functional English, Mathematics, Science, History and Life Skills. * Are you involved in any extracurricular activities at the school or in the community? I am very committed to, and involved in, many activities in the...

2008-09-16 15:00:00

Cynthia Affinito, Northern Valley Regional HS, Old Tappan Mrs. Cynthia Affinito is |a history teacher at Northern Valley Regional High School, teaching AP World History and Freshman World Civilizations. She is also the co-advisor of the Junior Class. Mrs. Affinito has been teaching for 15 years, with the past seven spent at Northern Valley Regional. * When and why did you decide to become a teacher? I decided to become a teacher during my senior year in high school. I was involved with...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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