TEACHERS.NET GAZETTE
Volume 3 Number 2

COVER STORY
Harry & Rosemary Wong say, "...effective teachers do not employ tricks of the trade, the latest fad, or untested opinions..." This month the Wongs feature Liz Breaux, a most effective teacher...
COLUMNS
Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
Ask the School Psychologist by Beth Bruno
Online Classrooms by Leslie Bowman
The Eclectic Teacher by Ginny Hoover
The Busy Educator's Monthly Five (5 Sites for Busy Educators) by Marjan Glavac
Around the Block by Bridget Scofinsky
Ask the Literacy Teacher by Leigh Hall
The Visually Impaired Child by Dave Melanson
ARTICLES
Seussational Reading Excitement - NEA's Read Across America: Too Much Reading Fun for Just One Day!...
The 100th Day of School
100th Day Activities
Television--Don't Trash It--Control It
Remediation Doesn't Work
Behavior Management Tips
Stress
Children and Stress
Children Do Grieve
Infuse Test Preparation With Life-long Learning
Technology Integration Has No Hope of Succeeding!
Technophobia to Technophilia
Cooperative Learning
Why All Students Need Fine Motor Skills
Teaching Gayle to Read (Part 3)
The Role of EFL learners' Heterogeneity in Terms of Age in Their Use of Communication Strategies
The Importance of the School Administration to Student Achievement
Using Non-Fiction to Motivate Reluctant Readers
Quantity over Quality--The Problem with Writing Instruction in Our Schools
Tips for Substitute Teachers
TEACHER INSPIRATION FEATURE
From "I Don't Care" to "I Did It!"
ON-SITE INSIGHTS
Rules for Secondary Classrooms
Block Scheduling
REGULAR FEATURES
Special Days This Month
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • YENDOR'S Top Ten
  • Exceptional Normalcy
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    Featured Lessons from the Lesson Bank
  • Famous Black Americans
  • Valentine Village
  • Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor
    Chatboard Poll
    FYI
    Arecibo Radar Gets 11th-Hour Reprieve
    Planetary Society Offers New Scholarships
    Gazette Home Delivery:


    The 100th Day of School...
    by Jay Davidson
    I don't know how or where they got started, but it is meritorious for several reasons...

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    100th Day Activities Collected from Teachers.Net Forums...
    by Kathleen Carpenter, Editor
    A collection of 100th Day activities for the classroom...

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    Teaching Gayle to Read (Part 3)...
    by Grace Vyduna-Haskins
    Gayle is gaining confidence in her reading of connected text...

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    Technology Integration Has No Hope of Succeeding...
    by Rob Reilly Ed.D.
    The critical factor here is that the issue is NOT technology, the issue IS curriculum...

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    Children and Stress
    by Brian Hill M.A.
    Put simply, stress triggers off our fight or flight response, a reactive, automatic defence mechanism...

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    Infuse Test Preparation With Life-long Learning
    by Lanny Sorenson
    Progressive theory and development, more than not, validates what good teachers are already doing...

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    Children Do Grieve
    by Lori Worline
    What may seem normal or abnormal to us may be quite the opposite or at least very different for children...

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    Technophobia to Technophilia
    by Dr. Mary Ann Bell
    In an effort to learn what prompts people to change their attitudes about technology, I posted queries to several on-line message groups...

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    The Role of EFL learners' Heterogeneity in Terms of Age in Their Use of Communication Strategies
    by Yahya Ghelichli
    Communicative language teaching builds on the understanding that language use is governed not only by phonological and grammatical rules, but also by sociolinguistic and discourse rules...

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    From "I Don't Care" to "I Did It!"
    by Sandy/PA
    "I can't read, but I don't care."...

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    Planetary Society Offers New Scholarships...
    by Susan Lendroth
    The Society will award two Planetary Society Scholarship for Space Studies each year for the next five years

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    Arecibo Radar Gets 11th-Hour Reprieve
    from Sky and Telescope Magazine
    The central issue revolves around the fact that the Arecibo program has become part of NASA's effort to find and catalog potentially hazardous near-Earth objects...

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    Harry & Rosemary Wong:
    A Stress Free Teacher
    Administrators, teachers, and parents have often wondered what's Liz's "secret" recipe for success with her students...

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    Troubleshooting
    in the Words Block at Upper Grades

    by Cheryl M. Sigmon
    I think teachers need to think, though, about why they're testing and how they're testing...
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    How to Achieve 100 Per Cent Student Participation
    by Dr. Marvin Marshall
    If a student rarely finds himself in the winner's circle, then competitive approaches kill the drive for learning...
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    Television--Don't Trash It--Control It...
    by Jim Trelease
    There's never been a single TV set that caused brain damage or committed a crime...

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    Are Private Schools Better?
    by Beth Bruno
    Tuition payments do not necessarily buy your child a better education...
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    Online Teaching Strategies Transferred to Traditional Classes
    by Leslie Bowman
    There are subject with the special education teacher in charge of your many state-supported virtual high schools...
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    Teachers.Net Signs Up for Seussational Reading Excitement NEA's Read Across America: Too Much Reading Fun for Just One Day!
    by Kathleen Carpenter, Editor
    Honorary Chairman Garth Brooks is at the helm of the 2002 celebration and expects to help inspire even more than the 35 million readers, young and old, who were found in the company of a book last March 2...

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    Working with the At Risk Continued!
    by Ginny Hoover
    If they decided not to act properly I would start making calls with my phone list in hand...
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    Lesson Planning Sites Part 5...
    by Marjan Glavac
    Another set of five websites to help Busy Educators with their lesson planning...
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    Around the Block With Gail Gibbons
    by Bridget Scofinsky
    She has a 300 acre home in Vermont and she also owns a home on an island near the island of the puffins she wrote about...

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    Ask the Literacy Teacher
    by Leigh Hall
    This month;
    Students' Self Measurement & Helping Second Language Learners...

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    Active Participation Exercises - Ways to Sensitize Your Students to the Needs of Sight Impaired Peers
    by Dave Melanson
    Here are some helpful exercises you may wish to try with your students...
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    Remediation Doesn't Work
    by Bill Page
    My own experience has been that you must first change their attitude, before you can teach them...

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    Top Ten
    by YENDOR
    Top Ten Rejected Field Day Activities

    10. Catch the greased administrator...
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    Exceptional Normalcy
    by Goose/TX
    The chain reaction of the circumstances that provided me the inspiration for this article began behind my house...
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    Behavior Management Tips
    by Jan Zeiger
    Be fair and consistent at all times. Make your expectations for behavior clear...

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    Handy Teacher Recipes
    by The Teachers.Net Community
    Graham Cracker Flag
    1. Get one long graham cracker and put it on a paper plate...

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    Classroom Crafts
    by The Teachers.Net Community
    A Cat in the Hat Pin for Read Across America Day
    Made from one jig saw puzzle piece...

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    Stress
    by Joy Jones
    "The stress comes from us being out of alignment with our own lives"...

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    Cooperative Learning
    by Jay Davidson
    Cooperation is a significant way to include those students who have been alienated and isolated, both in and out of schools...
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    Quantity over Quality--The Problem with Writing Instruction in Our Schools
    by Susan L. Lipson
    Excessive quantification of written words diminishes the quality of both the writing and the writing experience...
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    In this issue:

    COLUMNS

    ARTICLES

    TEACHER INSPIRATION FEATURE

    ON-SITE INSIGHTS

    REGULAR FEATURES

    FYI


     

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