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Volume 3 Number 12

Eric Carle said, "I long dreamt of a museum for children and families," and now his dream has come true...
No Problem With Hurricane Lili Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Accountability in Schools Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
December Survival Guide - Ten Special Management Tips for Your Classroom & Ten Ways to Rest and Recharge over the Winter Break Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers by Barbara Gruber and Sue Gruber
"I Hate Homework," Says Mom Ask the School Psychologist by Beth Bruno
Writing on Demand---As Necessary as Process Writing The Eclectic Teacher by Ginny Hoover
Sites For Grades 7 to 8 The Busy Educator's Monthly Five (5 Sites for Busy Educators) by Marjan Glavac
Storybook Weaver: Terrific Software for Lower Grade Writing/Story-making Ed-Tech Talk by Rob Reilly
A Little Stress Relief with Timing Issues 4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
December Postcard from Planet Esme - News from the world of children's books by Esmé Codell
December Articles
December Regular Features
December Informational Items
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About Marjan Glavac...
Marjan Glavac (BA, BEd, MA) is a professional speaker, teacher and author. He has used computers in education on the very first day he began teaching in 1982. Since that time, he has introduced thousands of students K-University, parents and teachers to computer technology and to the Internet through online courses, websites, classroom lessons, workshops, speeches, articles, computer columns, newsletters and his latest best selling book, The Busy Educator's Guide To The World Wide Web 2ND EDITION (Foreword by Dr. Harry Wong author of The First Days Of School).

Marjan is currently a gr.5 home room teacher at Wilfrid Jury Public School in London, Ontario, Canada where he resides with his wife Maria and their two children, Vanessa and Collin. He can be contacted by e-mail at or through his website at:

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Each month Marjan Glavac, professional speaker, teacher and author of The Busy Educator's Guide To The World Wide Web 2ND EDITION (Foreword by Dr. Harry Wong author of The First Days Of School) presents The Busy Educator's Monthly Five -- five websites for educators that are easy to read, simple to use and worthwhile to know. Sign up for his monthly free Busy Educator's Newsletter at:

Sites For Grades 7 to 8

Here are five sites for teachers of grades 7-8:


Great resource sections here for teachers and administrators. The Student Behavior Lab provides very comprehensive research, information, programs, and interventions to help you deal with behavior and help make your school a productive learning environment. Well written and useful articles for administrators on dealing with low staff morale and job satisfaction and how to turn it around. There are also links to subject resources and to other middle school resources.


Everything you wanted to know about Middle School and more is here on this award winning website. Catch up on the news about middle grades, student and teacher successes, standard based reform. Find curriculum resources including teaching strategies. Read about middle schools that are raising student achievement. If you teach Middle School, this is the place to go.

Midlink Magazine

National Technology Teacher of the Year Caroline McCullen, has developed MidLink Magazine to support educators all over the world as they inspire their students ages 8-18 to write and publish their work.

Since 1994, MidLink Magazine, known as "the Digital Magazine for Kids, by Kids," has been an award-winning online magazine or "zine". The mission of MidLink Magazine is to highlight exemplary work from the most creative classrooms around the globe.

Millard Central Middle School

The Millard Central Middle School in Omaha, Nebraska, USA website provides students and teachers easy access to high quality, safe resources appropriate to Middle School curriculum. Special features include search tools, curriculum links, current events resources, and curriculum pathfinders, which are designed to supplement specific units of study. Many of the school web pages have been developed by students.

Multimedia Applications on a Shoe-String Budget

Here is a well thought out, well planned and well designed site to show Middle School teachers with limited resources how to teach multimedia applications and technology skills to Middle School students while also integrating these tools into classroom curricula. The resources here are great. There are sections on Technology Lesson Plan Format, Steps for Integrating Multimedia into Classroom Instruction, Units to Teach Technology Skills, Units to Reinforce Technology and Core Content Skills, Lesson Plans/Units by Curriculum Areas and Teacher Resources. If you’re teaching technology skills, this is for you.

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