August 2008
Vol 5 No 8

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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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Cover Story by Alan Haskvitz

Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong

Contributors this month: Alfie Kohn, Marvin Marshall, Cheryl Sigmon, Marjan Glavac, Todd R. Nelson, Hal Portner, Leah Davies, Barbara Pressman, Tim Newlin, James Wayne, Alan Haskvitz, Bill Page, Amy Otchet, James Burns, Michael Olson, Stewart E Brekke, Barb Stutesman, Ron Victoria, Joan Masters, and YENDOR.

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Today Is...

Ron Victoria

Today Is... (August 2008)

Daily Commemorations
by Ron Victoria
Regular Feature
August 1, 2008
Every day for years, Ron Victoria (AKA Ron/NJ) reported on the commemorations of the day on the Teachers.Net Golden Apples Chatboard. Now his many fans will find his Today is... for each month right here in the Teachers.Net Gazette!


August is...

National Catfish Month,
National Golf Month,
National Eye Exam Month,
National Water Quality Month,
Romance Awareness Month,
Peach Month, and
Foot Health Month.

August 1 is ... Friendship Day and National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
August 2 is ... National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
August 3 is ... National Watermelon Day
August 4 is ... Twins Day Festival
August 5 is ... National Mustard Day
August 6 is ... Wiggle Your Toes Day
August 7 is ... Sea Serpent Day
August 8 is ... Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night
August 9 is ... National Polka Festival
August 10 is ... Lazy Day
August 11 is ... Presidential Joke Day
August 12 is ... Middle Child's Day
August 13 is ... International Left-Hander’s Day
August 14 is ... National Creamsicle Day
August 15 is ... National Relaxation Day and National Failures Day
August 16 is ... Bratwurst Festival
August 17 is ... National Thrift Shop Day
August 18 is ... Bad Poetry Day
August 19 is ... Potato Day
August 20 is ... National Radio Day
August 21 is ... National Spumoni Day
August 22 is ... Be An Angel Day
August 23 is ... National Spongecake Day
August 24 is ... Knife Day
August 25 is ... Kiss-And-Make-Up Day
August 26 is ... National Cherry Popsicle Day
August 27 is ... Petroleum Day
August 28 is ... World Sauntering Day
August 29 is ... More Herbs, Less Salt Day
August 30 is ... National Toasted Marshmallow Day
August 31 is ... National Trail Mix Day

Printable "Today Is" Calendar in pdf format

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