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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.4 April 2008

Cover Story by Marvin Marshall
Immaculate Perception
There is no such thing as immaculate perception. What you see is what you thought before you looked.


Harry & Rosemary Wong
Effective Teaching
Schools That Beat the Academic Odds

Columns
Are We Demanding Enough of Our Students?
The Busy Educator's Monthly Five
Podcasting 101
Think Outside the Box
Problem-Based Learning Part 2: Good problems
Ten Ways to Foster Resiliency in Children

Articles
Finger in the Dike Protects Half the Kingdom
April 2008 Writing Prompts
Amusing Abacus
Making the Grade
The Disrespecting of Social Studies
Classroom Magazines: More Than Just Shared Reading
The Silenced Majority
I Won't Learn What You Teach!
Dear Laura Bush
Choice, Access, and Relevance: Reading Workshop in the High School Classroom
Stay Inside the Lines
Chat with Grant Writing Expert LaVerne Hamlin
Proofreading and Learning Disability
Choose-a-Chart
Drexel Online Education Program

Features
Featured Lessons: April 2008
Video Bytes: Abbott and Costello, Earth Day rant and more
Today Is... Daily Commemoration for April 2008
Live on Teachers.Net: April 2008
The Lighter Side of Teaching
Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers
HELP! Grading: How Do You Do It?
Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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