TEACHERS.NET GAZETTE
JANUARY 2002
Volume 3 Number 1

COVER STORY
Harry & Rosemary Wong say, "All effective schools have a culture and it is the information one gets from a culture that sends a message to the students that they will be productive and successful." This month the Wongs offer more examples of successful school and classroom management...
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 Cheryl Ristow
Ask the Literacy Teacher by Leigh Hall
The Visually Impaired Child
ARTICLES
Teaching Is...
Avoiding the 'Stares' When Intellectually Challenging Disadvantaged Students: Partnership Lessons from the HOTS Program
Why Use an Interactive Whiteboard?
A Bakerís Dozen Reasons!
The Effects Of Diet
Bully Advice For Kids
Teaching Gayle to Read (Part 2)
Both Sides Now in Gifted Education
What Are We Aiming At--What Do We Really Want To Aim At?
Teaching Graph from the Grassroots
Why Teachers Need Tenure
A Different Perspective to the Holidays
TEACHER INSPIRATION FEATURE
A Lesson Learned
FICTION FEATURE
Follow The Wonder
REGULAR FEATURES
The Lighter Side of Teaching
Handy Teacher Recipes
Classroom Crafts
Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
New in the Lesson Bank
Upcoming Ed Conferences
Letters to the Editor
Chatboard Poll
FYI
eIditarod 2002
Planetary Society Protests Stop to Near-Earth Object Observations
Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
7th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease
Arab American Students in Public Schools
School Bus Subsidies for Field Trip to 2002 Tour De Sol
Gazette Home Delivery:


The Project Center...
Have you checked out the Teachers.Net Project Center lately? Every week, teachers around the planet design and implement distance interactive projects for their students. Make your classroom a global experience, join a classroom project today!
In Focus...
eIditarod 2002

by Arlington Science Focus School


Registration Acceptance Dates: 12/10/01 to 1/11/02

Project Begin & End Dates: 12/10/01 to 3/31/02

Number of Classrooms: Open

Age Range: 5 to 14 years

As classes prepare to follow the Iditarod Sled Dog Race this year, consider joining the eIditarod project! We are an elementary school with a Science-based currciulum just outside Washington DC, and we would love to have you join us!

The eIditarod Project announces its open registration period ton Monday, December 10th! Are you fascinated with the Iditarod but not sure how to extend it further in your class's studies this Winter? Consider joining the eIditarod Project at http://surfaquarium.com/e_iditarod.htm!

The eIditarod Project is sponsored by Walter McKenzie and the Arlington Science Focus School in Arlington, Virginia, and is open to students in grades K-8. Using the Official Iditarod Website http://www.iditarod.com, classes will study the trail and the mushers and select one team to follow online for the 2001 race. You will be asked to create a wall-sized map of the trail and track the progress of your team using race updates on the official site.

Each time your team pulls into a new stop, you will email our project team at a unique stop address (these email addresses will be provided to you prior to the beginning of the race March 3rd) and then we will respond to you with problem solving tasks related to the race.

The final task for the project will be a letter to your musher which we post on our project website and forward to the musher him or her self. It will be an exciting time for all involved!

The timeline is as follows:

December 10 - January 11, 2001 Open registration period
January 14 - February 8, 2002 Create a wall map of the trail
February 11 - February 22, 2002 Select a musher to follow in the race
February 25 - March 1, 2002 Prapare your class for the big event
March 2 - end of the race Follow your musher and email us at each checkpoint as he or she progresses!
March 31, 2002 Post your final written task to our project website

The project is designed to integrate the Iditarod Sled Dog Race across the curriculum for Grades K-8. It will involve students in problem solving tasks along the way and culminate with each class sending a letter to the musher of the team they followed during the race.

The form to have our class join the project can be found right on the eIditarod website at http://surfaquarium.com/e_register.htm. Please join us!

Walter McKenzie
walter@surfaquarium.com
eIditarod Project Sponsor
Arlington Science Focus School
Arlington, Virginia

Walter McKenzie
walter@surfaquarium.com
Fax: (707) 982-2424

The One and Only Surfaquarium
http://surfaquarium.com


Related Resource


Iditarod : The Last Great Race to Nome:Curriculum Guide (The Last Wilderness Adventure Series)
by Shelley Gill, Shannon Cartwright (Illustrator), IV Publishing Paws

$13.96 from Amazon.com
More information
 


 

 

# 913254