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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...
Alternate Route Teachers

After 14 years of teaching in the
classroom, working for school reform, and
leading my Union, it is my opinion that
alternate route teachers are as good or
better than those who came out of the
colleges of education. They are apt to
approach their jobs more professionally and
more likely to use more traditional methods
that work better for student achievement.
Of course there are many exceptions and in
many cases additional training and
mentoring might be necessary. The fact is
that the colleges of education have
produced generations of teachers who are
familiar with pedagogy but know little
about content knowledge or basic common
sense classroom management. Working hand in
glove with the colleges of education is the
National Board Certifiction process, which
rewards those teachers who can recite the
pedagogy and at the same time attempts to
drive alternate route teachers from the
classroom.

John Tuepker, jltuepker@aol.com,
12/31/01

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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