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Volume 3 Number 8

Harry & Rosemary Wong remind us that, "An induction program is an organized, sustained, multiyear process with many activities designed to help you succeed...."
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Also in this issue:

Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong How To Start School Successfully
Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers by Barbara Gruber and Sue Gruber Smart Starts for the Best School Year Ever
Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall Use the Language You Want Learned
4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon The Perfect Guided Reading Lesson
Ask the School Psychologist by Beth Bruno Matching Programs with Student Needs
Online Classrooms by Leslie Bowman & George París Conway Tips For Facilitating Online Discussions
The Eclectic Teacher by Ginny Hoover Ginny's Back to School List of 10
The Busy Educator's Monthly Five (5 Sites for Busy Educators) by Marjan Glavac Back to School
Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
Featured Schools
Two - In August poems
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • YENDOR'S Top Ten
  • Genius At Play by Goose
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    "Wonderful Watermelon Unit" from the Lesson Bank by Addie Gaines
    Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor
    Teachers.Net Survey Chatboard Poll: Weird Things Teachers Do
    They Said That About Me! by Lennette Holden
    Monthly Themed Bulletin Board by Bubba~Sue 1st grade
    Communicator Update: June 2002 from: The Dirksen Congressional Center
    Reggio Conference & Exhibit

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    Harry & Rosemary Wong:
    How To Start School Successfully

    Welcome back to school.

    Clueless may be the best way to explain the plight of many neophyte teachers. It conjures up an image of a person sitting at life's crossroads with a suitcase full of information, but no idea how to use it...

    Cover Story
    & Sue Gruber:

    Smart Starts for the Best School Year Ever

    Jumpstart your school year with these ideas for a smart start! We'll show you how to make the transition from the lazy days of summer to the fall frenzy with ease...

    Dr. Marvin Marshall:
    Use the Language You Want Learned

    A prime objective of our profession is to hand down the beliefs and values of our forefathers to future generations. Our society will continue only if we do this--which means teaching, promoting, and fostering responsibility...

    Full story

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    Bill Page:
    Making 2002-2003 The Best Year Ever

    If teachers think their students have had experiences similar to their own; if they assume kids find the curriculum as worthwhile as they; if they believe that parents must support their teaching efforts or if they expect middle school students to be more concerned with school lessons than with their pimples and friends, they have a teaching problem...

    Full Story
    From the Chatboards

    Classroom Teachers' Management Tips (Part II)

    Last month we posted a compilation of teachers' tips for organizing and managing classroom procedures. Here is a second installment offering tried and true tips implemented by veteran teachers...

    Kathleen Carpenter, Editor:
    Classroom Discipline Forum Will Support New and Veteran Educators

    Teachers.Net has added two new forums devoted to discussion of issues related to classroom discipline, expanding its already extensive collection of peer moderated "chatboards"...

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    Jan Zeiger:
    Preparing for the First Day of School

    Are you getting ready for the first day of school? I think the best advice I could give you is to BE PREPARED! The following is a list that will help you get started...

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    Also in this issue:

    Preparing for the First Day of School by Jan Zeiger
    Classroom Discipline Forum Will Support New and Veteran Educators by Kathleen Carpenter, Editor in Chief
    Six Traits of Writing Forum by Kathleen Carpenter, Editor in Chief
    Ideas for Welcoming Teachers & Students Back to School by Kathleen Carpenter, Editor in Chief
    Classroom Rules??? by Bill Page
    Learning Your Students' Names: Fun, Fast, Easy and Important by Bill Page
    Making 2002-2003 The Best Year Ever by Bill Page
    Your Summer Reading List: The Process of Change in a School System by Dr. Rob Reilly
    Beware of the Standards, Not Just the Tests by Alfie Kohn
    The Importance of Reading Aloud by Lisa Frase
    Dear Old Golden Rule Days, Chapter 2 - Creative Activities by Janet Farquhar
    Objection overruled, or You can always go to law school if things don't work out by Taylor Mali
    Dealing with Dishonesty by Tom Lucey
    The Maiden Week by P R Guruprasad
    Is Learning to Read Easier Than Learning to Play the Piano? by Grace Vyduna-Haskins
    School was GREAT today because... by Linda Todd
    The New Teacher and Coping With Special Needs Students in the Classroom by Dave Melanson
    Learning About Community Service by Jay Davidson
    Book Reviews - We Can Work It Out: Creating Peace in the Home & Songs for Howard Gray by Susan Gingras Fitzell
    Summer Recess by Joy Jones
    Tips On Time Management by Jan
    Class Books Around the Year Compiled by Terry
    Literacy Centers Organization by Catherine Thornton
    Why the Center Approach? from The Mentor Center
    Classroom Teachers' Management Tips (Part II) from the Chatboards
    Why Teach? by Lynda L. Hinkle
    4 Blocks Literacy Tips: Storing "Making Words" Materials from: The Mentor Center
    How to Encourage Substitute Teachers to Return to Your School by Lucy, Substitute Teacher
    Teaching Students To Discuss Controversial Public Issues from: ERIC Clearinghouse