|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 Lighter Side of Teaching
Humor from the Teachers.Net Community
Regular Feature in the Gazette
April 1, 2009
A special message from YENDOR
March 11, 2009
Ok, I know this is the humor category, but I don't feel like being funny.
T-Net has lost Cheryl/SGH. Although I didn't 'know' her as well as some did, I am sitting here wiping tears after reading about her passing.
I know by the time that this column posts that a couple of weeks will have gone by, but she will still be in our memories.
For this month.......think of ten ways to show and tell people you love them. Do it for Cheryl.
Some days you just can't be funny.
Towel MisunderstandingPosted by Bananas
One day a child at my four-year-old's Sunday school class told her classmates that she needed a 'damp towel.' Some of the other kids thought she said a naughty word and told on her.
The teacher stepped in to explain, "If your mommy asked you to bring her a damp towel, what does she want?"
A little girl blurted out, "She means she wants that towel right now!"
Innocence Is Priceless
One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex standing in the foyer of the church staring up at a large plaque. It was covered with names and small American flags mounted on either side of it. The six-year old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up, stood beside the little boy, and said quietly, “Good morning Alex.”
“Good morning Pastor,” he replied, still focused on the plaque. “Pastor, what is this?”
The pastor said, “Well son, it's a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service.”
Soberly, they just stood together, staring at the large plaque. Finally, little Alex's voice, barely audible and trembling with fear asked,
“Which service, the 8:30 or the 10:30?”
Letter GradePosted by Donna music/TN
After preschool today, one of the other parents commented that the kids would be going to Kindergarten in the fall. My daughter's reply
"Yep! I'm going to be in K next year. And the year after that, I'm going to be in L!"