April 2008
Vol 5 No 4

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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

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

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
Drexel Online Education Program

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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Cover Story by Marvin Marshall

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Today Is...

Ron Victoria

Today Is... (April 2008)

Daily Commemorations
by Ron Victoria
Regular Feature
April 1, 2008
Every day for years, Ron Victoria (AKA Ron/NJ) reported on the commemorations of the day on the Teachers.Net Golden Apples Chatboard. Now his many fans will find his Today is... for each month right here in the Teachers.Net Gazette!


April is...

International Guitar Month
Keep America Beautiful Month
National Anxiety Month
National Humor Month
National Welding Month
National Garden Month
Uh-Huh Month

Today is...

April 1 is ... One Cent Day
April 2 is ... National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
April 3 is ... Tweed Day and
              ... Don't Go To Work Unless It's Fun Day
April 4 is ... Tell-A-Lie Day
April 5 is ... Go For Broke Day
April 6 is ... Sorry Charlie Day
April 7 is ... No Housework Day
April 8 is ... All Is Ours Day
April 9 is ... Winston Churchill Day and
              ... Name Yourself Day
April 10 is ... Golfers Day
April 11 is ... Eight-Track Tape Day
April 12 is ... Look Up At The Sky Day
April 13 is ... Blame Somebody Else Day
April 14 is ... National Pecan Day
April 15 is ... Rubber Eraser Day
April 16 is ... National Stress Awareness Day and
               ... National Eggs Benedict Day
April 17 is ... National Cheeseball Day
April 18 is ... International Jugglers Day
April 19 is ... Garlic Day
April 20 is ... Look Alike Day
April 21 is ... Kindergarten Day
April 22 is ... National Jelly Bean Day
April 23 is ... Read Me Day and
               ... World Laboratory Animal Day
April 24 is ... National Pigs In A Blanket Day
April 25 is ... National Zucchini Bread Day
April 26 is ... Richter Scale Day and
               ... National Pretzel Day
April 27 is ... Tell A Story Day
April 28 is ... Great Poetry Reading Day and
               ... Kiss-Your-Mate Day
April 29 is ... National Shrimp Scampi Day
April 30 is ... National Honesty Day

Printable "Today Is" Calendar in pdf format

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