|Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.8||August 2008|
|Cover Story by Alan Haskvitz|
|NCLB/Poor Teacher Training:|
End of Gifted Education?
|The most at risk students in the nation are the gifted. Here’s why.|
|Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching|
|A Computer Teacher Shows the Way|
|»||Tools for the Coming School YearCheryl Sigmon|
|»||Get the Most Out of Being Mentored - Part 2:Take ResponsibilityHal Portner|
|»||Get Set for the Best Year Yet!Sue Gruber|
|»||UPDATE!! Hooray! I did it!Sue Gruber|
|»||"Getting to Know Each Other"Activities, part 1Leah Davies|
|»||School is a VerbTodd R. Nelson|
|»||5 Classroom TipsMarvin Marshall|
|»||The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac|
|»||Dear Barbara - Advice for SubsBarbara Pressman|
|»||Who’s Cheating Whom? (Part 2)|
|»||Responsibility Equals Participation|
|»||The Classic Pirate|
|»||August 2008 Writing Prompts|
|»||UNESCO Survey Finds Underprivileged Children Also Disadvantaged in the Classroom|
|»||Good Grades Are Nice – But Mastery is Better|
|»||A Teaching Guide for Libby Bloom|
|»||Brain Based Learning Chat Transcript with Dr. Daniel S. Janik|
|»||Being Mentored Chat Transcript with Hal Portner|
|»||6 Traits Writing chat|
|»||Make the Call!|
|»||High School Physics - "First" or "Last" - Must and Can Be Mathematical|
|»||What would you do...|
|»||Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids|
|»||A Candle of Inspiration: August 2008|
|»||School Photographs for August 2008|
|»||Lessons, Resources and Theme Activities: August 2008|
|»||Video Bytes: Mathmaticious, Stand up for P.E.!, Becoming a teacher and More|
|»||Today Is... Daily Commemoration for August 2008|
|»||Live on Teachers.Net: August 2008|
|»||The Lighter Side of Teaching|
|»||Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers|
|»||Lighting a Spark About College|
|»||Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers|
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A Candle of Inspiration for August, 2008
Sometimes we connect with former students through unusual means, and with touching results.
|Posted by Jack/AR on the Teacher Chatboard
Regular Feature in the Gazette
August 1, 2008
I gave a bunk bed set and matching chest away today on Freecycle.com in my area of Western Arkansas. Twenty-eight people responded to my post. The first choice decided against taking it. The next person turned out to be a former student of mine and he had no problem driving thirty miles to pick it up.
He just posted this thank you on Freecycle in response to the freebie: "Mr. J. has been the one teacher in my life that I have always looked up too. It has been almost 20 yrs since he was my schoolteacher. I was a mean kid, and he still took time to work with a kid like this. He is a true friend to me. I went to the hospital when his twins were born, and they are giants now (6 foot plus)!!!!!!! Thanks for the bunk beds. They are going to get a workout from my little two-year-old monkey want-to-be. Thank you again. Steve"
I thought that was very kind. It also is why I am not leaving my classroom to take the GT position. I think I can reach more kids - the kids who need my help - in the regular classroom.
Thanks to all who encouraged me when I was trying to make up my mind whether or not to take the job.
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