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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.3
March 2008
Cover Story by LaVerne Hamlin
Show Me The Money!!!
If you can develop a lesson plan for your class, then you can write a grant. Here's how!


Harry & Rosemary Wong
Effective Teaching
Coaching is six times more effective than class-size reduction

Columns
»A System Is Superior To Talent Marv Marshall
»What Writing Isn’t Cheryl Sigmon
»The Busy Educator's Monthly Five Marjan Glavac
»Privacy in a Technological Age Rob Reilly
»10 Tips for Difficult Parents Barbara & Sue Gruber
»Problem-Based Learning Hal Portner
»Understanding Autism Leah Davies

Articles
»Spaceship Toilets
»March 2008 Writing Prompts
»Internet Assisted Interactive Classroom
»Our Civility Footprint
»First Grade Family Reading Night Meets Speed Dating
»Your Students Are Watching, Listening, and Learning
»Teachers Lounge - To Go or Not to Go?
»Retirement Guide for Teachers
»Daily Lessons: Humility

Features
»Chatboard Poll: So What About Homework?
»Teachers.Net Craft Favorite: Arrow to the Sun
»Featured Lessons: March 2008
»Video Bytes: Merit Pay; Tai Chi; Asperger's and More
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration for March 2008
»Live on Teachers.Net: March 2008
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Editor's Pick: Picturing America Program
»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers
»What Do You Want In A Co-Op Teacher?
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers

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A Teacher Leader Speaks About Merit Pay; Tai Chi Relaxes Kids Between Lessons; Veggie Tale for St. Patrick's Day; A Dad On Asperger's Syndrome and Dr. Asperger's research; Make a Worm Farm! Animals Inspire Robotics
by Kathleen Alape Carpenter
Regular Feature for the Gazette
March 1, 2008
Teacher Merit Pay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnIpSNRCx5g
Oklahoma Education Association President Roy Bishop soeaks on key Merit Pay points. (2:32)

Chi-Time at School
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X4ycTCOCc8
Tai chi for kids. School children ages 6-13, led by Penelope J. Klein EdD, PT, perform easy-to-follow tai chi and qigong exercise sets for classroom physical activity breaks. Full description at www.chitime.info. (3:04)

St. Patrick's Day the Veggie Tale Way!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNQYoAubHB4
Big Idea teaches kids about St. Patrick. Entertaining for children and adults. (9:14)

What is Autism? - Hans Asperger
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk9-3RxRhRI
The father of a child with Asperger's Syndrome shares and interprets Dr. Hans Asperger's sentinel paper in a clear and concise manner. (6:19)

Setting Up a Basic Worm Bin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFFTNv2cE34
Set up a basic composting worm bin. Start now and have it functioning in time for Earth Day! (3:16)

Robots Inspired by Animals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq8Yw19bn7Q
Robotics researchers are increasingly turning to nature for inspiration. Watch a robotic salamander, a water strider robot, mechanical cockroaches and some cool self-configuring robots. (2:08)



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