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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...."
August Columns
August Articles
August Regular Features
August Informational Items
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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
Communicator Update: June 2002 from: The Dirksen Congressional Center
Reggio Conference & Exhibit

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Ron Victoria:
Today Is...

August is . . . National Catfish Month, National Golf Month, National Eye Exam Month, National Water Quality Month, Romance Awareness Month, Peach Month, and Foot Health Month...

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Barb Erickson:
Apple Seeds for July and August

Every morning Barb/MI posts an inspiring or thought-provoking quotation we refer to as an "Apple Seed" on the main chatboard

August Poems
Two In August Poems

In August
by Hamlin Garland

In August
by Babette Deutsch

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From the Teachers.Net Community:
Featured Schools

In each issue of the Gazette we will post pictures of various school buildings submitted by our readers...

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Genius At Play

After completing nearly ten months of being held captive by fourteen-year-olds, I've been enjoying the company of my fourteen-month-old granddaughter, Katie, along with her parents...


1. Assign the same homework each night...

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Also in this issue: MORE REGULAR FEATURES

  • 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 "Weird Things Teachers Do"
  • Monthly Themed Bulletin Board

    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