April 2009
Vol 6 No 4

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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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Cover Story by Alfie Kohn

Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong

Contributors this month: Alfie Kohn, Graysen Walles, Hal Portner, Sue Gruber, Leah Davies, Todd R. Nelson, Marvin Marshall, Marjan Glavac, Barbara Pressman, Josette Bonafino, Rick Morris, Bill Page, Tim Newlin, Susan Fitzell, Alan Haskvitz, James Wayne, Hank Kellner, Dorothy Rich, Barb Stutesman, Ron Victoria, Stewart E. Brekke, Panamalai R. Guruprasad, Jeanine Horner, Marie Smith, Carol Goodrow, Jennifer Goldstein, and YENDOR.

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Today Is...

Ron Victoria

Today Is... (April 2009)

Daily Commemorations
by Ron Victoria
Regular Feature
April 1, 2009
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...

Cancer Control Month,

National Child Abuse Prevention Month,

Alcohol Awareness Month,

Autism Awareness Month,

National Poetry Month,

Mathematics Education Month,

International Guitar Month and

Keep America Beautiful Month.

April 1 is ... One Cent Day
April 2 is ... National Peanut Butter & 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,
Earth Day, and
Administrative Professionals Day
April 23 is ... Read Me Day and
World Laboratory Animal Day
April 24 is ... National Pigs In A Blanket Day and
National arbor 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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