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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:

Also in this issue:

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

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    Harry & Rosemary Wong
    How to Start a Lesson Plan

    How to create lessons, objectives, and what to do when the district doesn't have a curriculum guide...

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    Dr. Marvin Marshall

    Business: A Poor Model for Learning

    Comparing the building of people to building products is a faulty comparison. Learning is a process, not a product...


    Sue Gruber

    Speak with Poise, Power and Pizzazz!!!

    A collection of valuable tips for communicating with parents during Back To School Night and Open House...

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    Hal Portner
    It Takes a Community to Induct a Teacher

    How to welcome new teachers, support their professional development, and model what it means to be a contributing team member...

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    Glenn Dietzel
    There's A Book Inside of You!
    You Have To Think Out of Both Sides of Your Brain

    The Big Picture Step of your eBook authoring excursion really comprises two separate tasks...

    Esmé Codell
    Bridging the Gap Between School and Home - Using Children's Literature

    Help your students read the message clearly that school and home are not that different: they are both places where reading happens!...

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    Ginny Hoover
    Ginny's List for Going Back to School

    This month Ginny lists the supplies you'll need for opening the classroom, and oodles of free resources for all grade levels...

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    Dr. Rob Reilly
    Why Do Children Naturally Like Computer Class?

    Bringing the fun of computers to other subjects...Cool sites for cyber dissections!...

    Marjan Glavac

    Back to School Sites

    5 sites that will help you cruise through the first days of school!...

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    Cheryl M. Sigmon
    A "To Do" List for the New School Year

    Here are some things for you to think about as you get ready for another great year with Four-Blocks...

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    Also in this issue:
    When the Teacher Becomes the Student by Joe A. Martin, Ed.D.
    Treating All Students With Dignity by Laura Dombrosky
    Working with Emotionally Disabled Students by Susan Rismiller
    Considering Writer's Workshop by Judy Mazur
    Create Language Arts Success at Every Grade Level By Using TEACH Observe Publish by Jacqueline Rhoades
    Teacher Resource Book Reviews from the Teachers.Net Community
    Creation vs. Evolution - How Do Teachers Respond? from the Science Teachers' Chatboard
    Common Mistakes Made by New Teachers from the Teachers.Net Chatboard
    Tips for Nervous New Teacher from the Teachers.Net Chatboard
    Math & Literacy Learning Centers for Upper Grades from the Teachers.Net Learning Centers Chatboard
    Weekly Tests by P R Guruprasad
    Editor's epicks for August by Kathleen Alape Carpenter
    Journal Writing in Pre-K by Vanessa Levin
    Beginning of School Letter from the Teachers.Net Early Childhood Mailring
    The Kindergarten Center by Kathleen Carpenter
    What to Do About Biters from National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Batik - Lesson & Rubric for Grades 10-12 by Carolann Tebbetts
    Healthy Living Tips from the Teachers.Net Chatboard
    Create the Sounds of a Thunderstorm in the Classroom submitted by Virginia in Idaho
    Good Football Fight Music, Cavalcade of Mascots Site, Football Organizations Online from the High School Chatboard