|Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.6 No.4||April 2009|
|Cover Story by Alfie Kohn|
|When “21st-Century Schooling” Just Isn’t Good Enough: A Modest Proposal|
|Are we serious about educating students for the global competitive economy of the future?|
Earth Day Special Article:|
GE Project Plant-A-Bulb
Give the planet the gift of flowers for Earth Day....
|Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching|
|The Tools for Success|
|»||Actively Involve Every Reader—Ten Easy Ideas! Sue Gruber|
|»||Motivating Children Leah Davies|
|»||Multiple Working Hypotheses Todd R. Nelson|
|»||Eliciting vs. Punishments Marvin Marshall|
|»||The Busy Educator's Monthly Five Marjan Glavac|
|»||Tattle Tales and Classroom Helpers Barbara Pressman|
|»||Tips for Travel to France or Italy with Students Josette Bonafino|
|»||Too Much Parent Involvement? Can It Be? Dorothy Rich|
|»||Return to Sender & The Neon Necklace Rick Morris|
|»||Be Your Own Mentor: Reflect Hal Portner|
|»||Getting Your Students' Work Published Alan Haskvitz|
|»||At Risk Students: Victims of Miseducation and Failure Bill Page|
|»||Teachers – Healing Broken Lives Graysen Walles|
|»||Get Smart! Doodle! Tim Newlin|
|»||A Dozen Ways to Build a Caring Classroom Community Susan Fitzell|
|»||April 2009 Writing Prompts James Wayne|
|»||Using Photographs To Inspire Writing VI Hank Kellner|
|»||Quality in School Systems Panamalai R. Guruprasad|
|»||Problems With 9th Grade Euclidian Geometry Stewart E. Brekke|
|»||Multisensory/Kinesthetic Alphabet ActivitiesJeanine Horner|
|»||Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes Barb Stutesman|
|»||Today Is... Daily Commemoration Ron Victoria|
|»||The Lighter Side of Teaching|
|»||Teacher Blogs Showcase|
|»||Guided Reading in Kindergarten (printable)|
|»||Printables - Happy Earth Day, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands, Portable Word Wall, Earth Day Every Day Award, Bringing Choices to Light, and April - May Calendar|
|»||Photo Tour: 3rd Grade Classroom, Red Creek, NY|
|»||Lessons, Activities, Theme ideas: Earth Day, Mother’s Day, Paul Revere, Spring, Easter, more!|
|»||Featured Lesson: Outdoor Activities/Nature|
|»||Meet Bill Martin Jr. and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Creative Quotes from Shakespeare, Massive Ant Colony Uncovered! AMAZING science!, Tim Hawkins - Cletus Take the Reel, Lovefield, and Dolphin Bubbles: An Amazing Behavior|
|»||Live on Teachers.Net: April 2009|
|»||Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers|
|»||Wisdom for the pain? Why Did You Do It? Why Pursue National Board Certification?|
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The Busy Educator's Monthly Five: April 2009
This month Marjan recommends a wide variety of the best of the web; from English language tutorials to bulletin board ideas; helpful links to funding sources, more!
|by Marjan Glavac
Regular contributor to the Gazette
April 1, 2009
Each month Marjan Glavac, professional speaker, teacher and co-author of "How To Thrive And Survive In Your Classroom", presents The Busy Educator's Monthly Five -- five websites for educators that are easy to read, simple to use and worthwhile to know about.
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Here they are, Marjan's Monthly Five picks:
www.iLoveSchools.com has been matching up needy teachers with donors giving equipment, materials, and supplies to help students learn since June, 2003. There are over 95,000 schools in the current database. Any school that wants to list can do so for free. For more information on www.iLoveSchools.com please visit the website!
REAL ENGLISH ONLINE
Real English Online Videos guide beginners, intermediates, and more advanced students in a functional/grammatical learning experience Filming of episodes have taken place in New York, Miami Beach, and Seattle. More filming will be taking place in 2009. This ambitious project is excellent for both classes and individuals.
CLASSROOM DISPLAYS AND BULLETIN BOARDS K-8
Looking for a bulletin board idea for back to school or a particular theme, season or month of the year? This is the place to begin your search!
PBS PARENTS: STRUGGLING TO LEARN (PARENTS AND TEACHERS)
This site is designed to give parents and teachers a better understanding of learning processes and potential reading, writing, math and attention difficulties, and specific strategies and resources for responding, as well as the opportunity to hear from a range of learning disability experts. From WGBH, the producers of the television documentary and website Misunderstood Minds.
REACH EVERY CHILD (K-12)
Horace Mann and nationally recognized teacher, Alan Haskvitz, developed this site of educational resources for teachers and students. It includes a huge listing of sites for teachers that includes ideas for the start of the school year, handling discipline problems, tips for new teachers, lesson plans to make reaching students and using technology easier.
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