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This page contains unmoderated information posted by teacher partners participating in the Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative (ARSI).  The views expressed on this page are not necessarily those of ARSI or its staff, nor does ARSI necessarily endorse or recommend any information contained on this page.  Further, ARSI has no control over, and can not attest to the quality or suitability of, the content of web sites linked to from this page.

Audio Journal of Education
AudioEd.com is where you can find the hard copy view of the current and past tapes. http://www.audioed.com/archive.html

KIDSGARDEN Free Newsletter
Sign up for their free newsletter via the Internet. Always offers helpful hints for classroom gardens, resources and grant possibilities. http://www.kidsgardening.com/

Mathematically Sane
Promoting rational reform of school mathematics

Why MathematicallySane.com?

There are at least two sides to every issue, including the so-called "Math Wars."
  • For too long, however, the public has heard primarily from the side of the traditionalists. MathematicallySane.com has
    been developed to balance the equation.
  • For too long the case for reform has been unfairly characterized as "Fuzzy Math." MathematicallySane has been created to provide an alternative- and more accurate- view of reform by making a compelling case that changes in our nation?s mathematics programs are imperative for our students? future success and for the economic health of our nation.
  • For too long there has been an insidious- and often unanswered- campaign to return mathematics instruction tot he failed practices of the past. MathematicallySane has been developed to provide a broad array of evidence that reform initiatives have been successful and have raised student achievement in school districts across the country.
Accordingly, MathematicallySane's mission is to advocate broadly and persuasively for the rational reform of school mathematics. We seek to:
  • Help educators, citizens and policy-makers at all levels make a stronger case for better mathematics programs;
  • Gather and disseminate diverse success stories- both anecdotal and data-based; and
  • Provide a forum for reform minded mathematics educators.
We have organized this information at http://MathematicallySane.com/. We hope that you find this site supportive of your efforts to make mathematics work for ALL of America?s students. Send us your ideas and your feedback at mail@mathematicallysane.com.

Mathematics Teaching
Mathematics Teacher is an official journal of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is "devoted to improving mathematics instruction in grade 8 through two-year and teacher-education colleges." Practical in nature, the journal contains curriculum ideas, descriptions of successful programs, activities, and reviews of technology, publications products. This journal is only available to teachers who are members of NCTM. Individual membership cost $62.00. For information on how to become a member of NCTM call(800) 235-7566 or visit the NCTM web site at http://www.nctm.org

Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
Published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this journal is "intended as a resource for middle school teachers, students, and teacher educators." This is a classroom oriented journal with a theoretical bent. Articles feature informal action research, methodology suggestions, a special department for students (intriguing problems and exercises) and reviews of publications and media. This journal is available to NCTM members only. Cost of membership is $62.00. For information on how to become a member of NCTM call (800) 235-7566 or visit their web site at http://www.nctm.org

Science and Children
Science teachers at the preschool to upper elementary level will find Science and Children, a National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) publication, a useful, classroom oriented publication. Helpful hints, games, posters, classroom ideas, lesson plans, practical teaching methods, and thoughtful essays are typical contributions. NSTA news, book and resource materials reviews. This publication is available to NSTA members only. Cost of an individual membership is $62.00/year. For information on how to become a member of NSTA call (800) 722-NSTA or visit their web site at http://www.nsta.org

Science Scope
A National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) publication, Science Scope is aimed at middle level teachers and contains practical, creative ideas. Classroom activities, games, posters, and teaching tips are all here, ready to be used. Book and materials reviews. This publication is available to NSTA members only. Cost of an individual membership is $62.00/year. For information on how to become a member of NSTA call (800) 722-NSTA or visit their web site at http://www.nsta.org

Science Teacher
Reviews, informative articles and creative classroom ideas for teaching science at the secondary level make this National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) a great classroom resource for practitioners. This publication is available to NSTA members only. Cost of an individual membership is $62.00/year. For information on how to become a member of NSTA call (800) 722-NSTA or visit their web site at http://www.nsta.org

Teacher Learning in Context:
The Special Case of Rural High School Teachers
http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v11n12/

This latest paper from the Educational Policy Analysis Archives at Arizona State University addresses the often neglected question of how high school teachers in rural settings continue to develop as educators. Authored by Jay Paredes Scribner, an assistant professor of education at the University of Missouri, the study "describes from the perspective of teachers a broad view of work context that spans across the institution of education, with each contextual level influencing teacher learning in different ways." Scribner begins by offering some perspectives of previous work dealing with conceptualizations of teachers' work context in the educational literature, and then continues to say a bit about his own methods. He proceeds to discuss his own findings, primarily gleaned through observation and long-form interviews from the three contexts of teacher work. Scribner concludes that, in order to effectively allow rural teachers space to learn and grow within their own teaching work patterns and habits, they will need to find opportunities to network and learn effectively with other colleagues.

Teacher Partner Profile
The Teacher Partner Profile is a self-assessment document to be used by teachers to identify areas of strength and weakness related in various areas of leadership.
TPProfile.pdf

Teaching Children Mathematics
A National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) publication, Teaching Children Mathematics is a colorful, practical source of teaching ideas, activities, classroom methodologies, and curriculum ideas for teaching math to pre K-6 children. Informative articles are also offered, as are classroom material, software, and book reviews. This journal is only available to teachers who are members of NCTM. Individual membership cost $62.00. For information on how to become a member of NCTM call (800) 235-7566 or visit the NCTM web site at http:www.nctm.org

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