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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
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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

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Also in this issue:

  • Featured School

  • Boys to Men
  • Bad News For School Year 2003-2004
  • Georgia's NCLB Head-Tricks
  • Teacher Jokes
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead

  • Making Life Easier in the Classroom
  • Teaching Positive Attitude Toward Math
  • PLUS

  • Handy Teacher Recipes
  • Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
  • August's Featured School
  • Classroom Crafts
  • Fun with Food: Hola Jalapeno from the Lesson Bank
  • Upcoming Ed Conferences
  • Letters to the Editor
    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
    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