|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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HOT resources for August! Olympics; China; Open House; Ice Cream, Watermelon!
from the Teachers.Net
Regular Feature in the Gazette
August 1, 2008
Featured Lessons and Resources for August and Back to School!
Gear up for the Beijing Olympics!
Olympic Gold Medalists - for good citizenship
Olympic Bulletin Boards
Olympics Thematic Unit
Tracking Olympic Games
Unit on China - culture, geography
A Unified China
Green Kissing Toads - Map Skills Mnemonic
Cool for August, a collection of capricious concoctions!
Ice cream in a bag; No-cook play doughs; Insect theme snacks; Edible insects
(yes, REAL insects!!)
Help for Teachers' Back to School Blues chat
Open House Ideas Galore!! Make your classroom Open House more effective, interesting and enjoyable with these activities gathered from the Teachers.Net Lessons Bank!
Open House Scavenger Hunt
100% [attendance] for Open House!
Open House One or Two Weeks Into the School Year
Barbara Gruber and Sue Gruber Tips for Open House
How to Start School Successfully by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Here's a neat "Welcome back, Teachers!" idea school administrators might assemble for teachers
Ginny's Lists For Going Back to School
Learning Your Students' Names: Fun, Fast, Easy and Important by Bill Page
Preparing for the First Day of School by Jan Zeiger
HOT for August!
Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe
More Ice Cream Recipes!
Watermelon Game & Recipe!
Wonderful Watermelon Unit
"W": word activities
Down By the Bay Theme activities, includes watermelon
Paper Plate fun with watermelon maracas
Watermelon Theme activities - Teachers.Net theme chat
Watermelon Theme Day