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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.5 May 2008

Cover Story by Todd R. Nelson
Only a School. Only a Teacher.
School is still, at its heart, a dance of men and women of character. A school is its teachers.


Harry & Rosemary Wong
An Amazing Kindergarten Teacher
I use modified modeling to teach my students the correct procedures. Instead of just telling, I act out the wrong way first....

Columns
»Promoting Responsibility - Or How Not ToMarvin Marshall
»Differentiated Instruction & Ability GroupingCheryl Sigmon
»The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac
»Counting the days yet?Barbara & Sue Gruber
»Problem-Based Learning, Part 3Hal Portner
»Successful TeachersLeah Davies

Articles
»'Subprime' Is Voted "Word Of The Year" For 2007
»May 2008 Writing Prompts
»Use Math's Magic to Intrigue Students Solving Linear Equations
»I Choose Teaching - A Meaningful Career
»Teacher Appreciation Day: Not Nearly Enough
»Treating All Students With Dignity
»Two Teachers, Two Philosophies, One Result
»Favorite Teacher Appreciation Activities
»Academic Writing Guidelines
»What is an Effective Teacher?
»Drexel Online Education Program

Features
»Candles of Inspiration: May 2008
»Featured Lessons: May 2008
»Video Bytes: A Hidden Lesson, Baptism By Fire, Mom and more...
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration for May 2008
»Live on Teachers.Net: May 2008
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers
»Is a school only as good as the teachers in it?
»Teachers' Best Teachers
»What Is It About Teaching That Keeps You Going?
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Cover Story: Todd Nelson

Only a School. Only a Teacher.


School is still, at its heart, a dance of men and women of character. A school is its teachers.


Articles

Successful Teachers

Teachers set the tone in a classroom and can affect children's lives in profound ways. When teachers model acceptance and caring for all children, the students are likely to follow their example.

By Leah Davies


Use Math's Magic to Intrigue Students Solving Linear Equations

"Children, we are going to do some magic, which all of you will enjoy. At the end of the period, you will know how to solve problems using linear equations...."

By P. R. Guruprasad


Two Teachers, Two Philosophies, One Result

My best teachers were not just different, they were opposites in life-style, age, gender, philosophy, education, experience, and pedagogy.

Bill Page


May Writing Prompts

In 1933, Nazi mobs burned school and library books which contained ideas they disagreed with. Many authors used the burning of their books to sell thousands of additional copies to people who were curious about what the Nazis disliked.....

By Jim Wayne


I Choose Teaching - A
Meaningful Career


"You want to be a teacher?? They don’t make any money!" "Kids aren't like they used to be." "Are you CRAZY?"

By Donna Streetenberger


Treating All Students With Dignity

A Special Education teacher appeals to others to see what she sees in her students.

By Laura Dombrosky Miller


Favorite Teacher Appreciation Activities

Favorite Teacher Appreciation Day gifts and activities and some timeless articles.


Problem-Based Learning, Part 3: Good problems

Why do some of my students seem to lack the ability to go beyond factual knowledge to a deeper understanding of material?

By Hal Portner



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Harry & Rosemary Wong


An Amazing Kindergarten Teacher


On the first day of school, I start - as I do most days - waiting eagerly by the door. The difference is that on that first day, I greet each student on my knees....

Columns


Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers

Counting the Days Yet?

Do you feel as though your sanity is threatened by end-of-year tasks? Read this collection of tips and ideas!

By Barbara & Sue Gruber


Promoting Learning & Discipline

Promoting Responsibility - Or How Not To

Although the intentions are admirable, giving rewards for expected appropriate behavior does as much harm as good.

By Dr. Marvin Marshall


Teaching Literacy

Differentiated Instruction & Ability Grouping

There is no evidence that ability grouping is necessary for Differentiating Instruction.

By Cheryl Sigmon


The Busy Educator
The Busy Educator's
May Five


This month Marjan leads us to web-based Ghost Towns, games, topical tutorials, reading lessons and PRINTABLES!

By Marjan Glavac



Features


Clip Art Corner
'Subprime' Is Voted "Word Of The Year" For 2007

Bursting out of the banking sector, and beating competition from Facebook, water-boarding and Googleganger....



Virtual Professor
Academic Writing Guidelines

A veteran distance educator offers the writing guidelines she distributes to her students at the beginning of each course.



From the Archives
What is an Effective Teacher, Anyway?

Jan Fisher offers 14 attributes of effective teachers, and invites you to add to the list.

By Jan Fisher


Featured Lessons
May Lesson Plans

Mother's Day activities to honor and delight the special women in children's lives; May activities; Career and Soccer skills lessons; Edible maps; more!


Candles of Inspiration
May Candles of Inspiration

"Is teaching like falling in love?" asks a discouraged teacher. The response will touch your heart.


Teachers Share
Favorite Teacher Appreciation Activities

An impressive collection of teachers' favorite Teacher Appreciation Day gifts and activities and some timeless articles.


Collective Wisdom
What Is It About Teaching That Keeps You Going?

Teachers bare their souls to explain what keeps them going in spite of all the challenges they face on the job.

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