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Volume 4 Number 8
New teacher induction . . . what does that have to do with me, a veteran educator?
It Takes a Community
to Induct a Teacher
August Columns
August Articles
August Regular Features
August Informational Items
Gazette Home Delivery:

Teacher Resource Book Reviews
from Teachers.Net Community

More mini-reviews of books for your professional library...

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Creation vs. Evolution - How Do Teachers Respond?
from the Science Teachers' Chatboard

Veteran high school teachers offer advice about handling a hot topic...

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Math & Literacy Learning Centers for Upper Grades
from the Teachers.Net Learning Centers Chatboard

Ready to implement activities gathered from real teachers in real classrooms!...

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The Kindergarten Center
by Kathleen Carpenter

Where do kindergarten teachers find the support they need and deserve? Right here!...

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Common Mistakes Made by New Teachers
from the Teachers.Net Chatboard

A neophyte asks veteran teachers to help her avoid the mistakes made by new teachers...

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Editor's epicks for August
by Kathleen Alape Carpenter

Links to lessons, activities, and gimmicks for back-to-school...

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Beginning of School Letter
from the Teachers.Net Early Childhood Mailring

"Sometimes," she thought, "it's harder to be the one who waves good-bye than it is to be the one who climbs the beanstalk."...

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Healthy Living Tips
from the Teachers.Net Chatboard

Tips for healthy eating and exercise for busy educators...

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Create the Sounds of a Thunderstorm in the Classroom
submitted by Virginia in Idaho

When the entire class performs the actions in unison, the effect is the sound of a thunder and rain storm as it builds then dissipates...

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Good Football Fight Music, Cavalcade of Mascots Site, Football Organizations Online
from the High School Chatboard

The music you need to launch your players, and other interesting online football resources...

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Dr. Joe A. Martin

When the Teacher Becomes the Student

During my first three years in education, I quickly realized that what I wanted and what students believe they needed were diametrically opposed to each other...

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from the Teachers.Net Chatboard
Tips for Nervous New Teacher

Why can't teaching be like every other new job... they give you a handbook, job description, expectations so on? I feel like I'm just dangling; and I'm afraid I'll fall real soon...

Vanessa Levin
Journal Writing in Pre-K

The right and wrong, why and how of journal writing for the pre-k student...

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from the National Association for the Education of Young Children

Early Years Are Learning Years
What to Do About Biters

NAEYC offers help for understand and dealing with children who bite...

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Carolann Tebbetts

Batik - Lesson & Rubric
for Grades 10-12

A step by step textile arts lesson for grades 10-12, including a rubric for assessment...

Laura Dombrosky
Treating All Students With Dignity

Special Eduation topic: Students are expected to fit a certain "mold" and those that do not are seen as deviates of the norm and treated as such...

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Susan Rismiller

Working with Emotionally Disabled Students

I am often asked, "Why do you work with kids with emotional disabilities?" Here's why...

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Jacqueline Rhoades
Create Language Arts Success at Every Grade Level By Using TEACH Observe Publish

Teach, Observe, Publish (TOP) is a way to teach students language arts standards and apply them in a real-time practice situation...

Judy Mazur

Considering Writer's Workshop

How to use a workshop model help students become engaged and confident writers...

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Panamalai R Guruprasad
Weekly Tests

Weekly tests are the only means to assess pupil understanding during the course of a lesson...

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Also in this issue:
How to Start a Lesson Plan Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Business: A Poor Model for Learning Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
A "To Do" List for the New School Year 4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
Bridging the Gap Between School and Home - Using Children's Literature Postcard from Planet Esme - News from the world of children's books by Esmé Codell
Speak with Poise, Power and Pizzazz!!! Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers by Barbara Gruber and Sue Gruber
It Takes a Community to Induct a Teacher Teachers As Learners by Hal Portner
There's A Book Inside of You! - You Have To Think Out of Both Sides of Your Brain eBook Authoring by Glenn F. Dietzel
Ginny's List for Going Back to School The Eclectic Teacher by Ginny Hoover
Why Do Children Naturally Like Computer Class? Ed-Tech Talk by Dr. Rob Reilly
Back to School Sites The Busy Educator's Monthly Five (5 Sites for Busy Educators) by Marjan Glavac
Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
Featured School
Classroom Photos by Members of the Teachers.Net Community
The Fire of Drift-Wood by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • Boys to Men
  • Bad News For School Year 2003-2004
  • Georgia's NCLB Head-Tricks
  • Teacher Jokes
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    Fun with Food: Hola Jalapeno from the Lesson Bank
  • Birthday Cards
  • Moose Book Cover and Labels
  • Teddy Bear ABC Chant
  • Reading Log
  • Popcorn Words
  • More Popcorn Words
  • Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor
    "Teacher, You Touched My Life" by anonymous
    Making Life Easier in the Classroom from the Teachers.Net Chatboard
    Teaching Positive Attitude Toward Math by Roger Fuller
    New Educational Talking Action Figure Depicts U.S. President, G. W. Bush doll is first of a series from: Toypresidents, Inc.
    The National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference & Expo from: NAEYC
    New System of Land Management Celebrates Preservation of Natural, National Treasures The Wilderness Society from: The Wilderness Society