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TEACHERS.NET GAZETTE
DECEMBER 2001
Volume 2 Number 8

COVER STORY
Harry & Rosemary Wong say, "Establishing clear and precise classroom procedures and practicing, practicing, practicing them is the same in concept as to why sport teams drill and choirs rehearse." This month the Wongs offer more examples of successful classroom management....
COLUMNS
Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
Ask the School Psychologist by Beth Bruno
Online Classrooms by Leslie Bowman
From Here to There by Ginny Hoover
Busy Educator's Monthly Five (5 Sites for Busy Educators)
Around the Block by Cheryl Ristow
ARTICLES
The Do's and Don'ts of Read-Aloud
Teaching Gayle to Read
Thoughts About Giving
Matthew's Sunshine
Reflections following September 11, 2001
Teachers Are 100% Full Time Workers and Even More
Funding the Season
Forms of Expression, Interview with an Artist
REGULAR FEATURES
Humor from the Classroom
Handy Recipes
Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
New in the Lesson Bank
Upcoming Ed Conferences
Letters to the Editor
FYI
Call For Participation
New Sagan Center
The League Gives Poetic License to Canada's Young Writers
Creativity Workshop: Writing, Drawing, Storytelling, and Personal Memoir
Gazette Home Delivery:

Letters to the Editor...
Hiring non-certified people

I am currently in the last year of my
education. I am training to become an
elementary or a secondary teacher. I began
my school career thinking I do not need to
spend 4 years in school learning how to
teach children their facts. But it took me
less than one quarter to realize this was a
false assumption on my part. Nothing can
fully prepare any one to teach children. It
is true that anyone can give children the
facts that they think they should know but
it takes skill and determination to teach
children how to LEARN and that is the goal
of education--to build life long learners.
I understand the problems of understaffing,
but to put people in such an important
position with nothing more than a degree in
a seperate field is just asking for
trouble. Many people I am sure could
overcome the obstacles and handle their
classrooms relatively well, but should we
sacrifice even one classroom to solve a
problem that may well have other solutions?

angela

angela, educatorang@hotmail.com,
12/27/01

This month's letters:

  • Outside recruitment, 12/31/01, by Kay D..
  • Alternate Route Teachers, 12/31/01, by John Tuepker.
  • Teacher Shortages: Myth or Reality, 12/29/01, by Austin School Watch.
  • outside recruitment, 12/28/01, by Sharin Manes.
  • Non-Certified People, 12/28/01, by Robin.
  • outside hires, 12/27/01, by al.
  • Hiring non-certified people, 12/27/01, by Elaine Ossipov.
  • Hiring non-certified people, 12/27/01, by angela.
  • Hiring Non-certified people, 12/27/01, by Bill Page.
  • hiring non-certified people to fill vacant, 12/26/01, by Michele.
  • hiring non-certified people to fill vacant teaching position, 12/26/01, by Ann Reimer.
  • College students who want to take Adderol, 12/09/01, by Sue Ekstrom.

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