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TEACHERS.NET GAZETTE
Volume 3 Number 2

COVER STORY
Harry & Rosemary Wong say, "...effective teachers do not employ tricks of the trade, the latest fad, or untested opinions..." This month the Wongs feature Liz Breaux, a most effective teacher...
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
The Eclectic Teacher by Ginny Hoover
The Busy Educator's Monthly Five (5 Sites for Busy Educators) by Marjan Glavac
Around the Block by Bridget Scofinsky
Ask the Literacy Teacher by Leigh Hall
The Visually Impaired Child by Dave Melanson
ARTICLES
Seussational Reading Excitement - NEA's Read Across America: Too Much Reading Fun for Just One Day!...
The 100th Day of School
100th Day Activities
Television--Don't Trash It--Control It
Remediation Doesn't Work
Behavior Management Tips
Stress
Children and Stress
Children Do Grieve
Infuse Test Preparation With Life-long Learning
Technology Integration Has No Hope of Succeeding!
Technophobia to Technophilia
Cooperative Learning
Why All Students Need Fine Motor Skills
Teaching Gayle to Read (Part 3)
The Role of EFL learners' Heterogeneity in Terms of Age in Their Use of Communication Strategies
The Importance of the School Administration to Student Achievement
Using Non-Fiction to Motivate Reluctant Readers
Quantity over Quality--The Problem with Writing Instruction in Our Schools
Tips for Substitute Teachers
TEACHER INSPIRATION FEATURE
From "I Don't Care" to "I Did It!"
ON-SITE INSIGHTS
Rules for Secondary Classrooms
Block Scheduling
REGULAR FEATURES
Special Days This Month
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • YENDOR'S Top Ten
  • Exceptional Normalcy
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    Featured Lessons from the Lesson Bank
  • Famous Black Americans
  • Valentine Village
  • Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor
    Chatboard Poll
    FYI
    Arecibo Radar Gets 11th-Hour Reprieve
    Planetary Society Offers New Scholarships
    Gazette Home Delivery:


    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 Educatorís 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 marjan@glavac.com or through his website at: http://www.glavac.com

    The Busy Educator's Monthly Five...
    by Marjan Glavac
    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.

    Lesson Planning Sites Part 5
    Here are five websites to help Busy Educators with their lesson planning.

    Eduniverse.com

    http://www.eduniverse.com/lessonp.asp
    A collection of over 2,000 K-12 lesson plans from the Intel Applying Computers in Education (ACE) Project. Lesson plans are searchable by subject, grade level and keywords. the top award winning lesson plans can be viewed separately in chart form, in alphabetical order or by state.

    Homework Central

    http://www.bigchalk.com
    Part of the Big Chalk site, this is a huge section with over 100,000 links and over 10,000 subjects. Organized by categories and a very fast search engine. Head over to Class Subjects, and click on Go for a detailed list of lessons.

    Reach Every Child

    http://www.reacheverychild.com
    Hall of Fame and award winning teacher Alan Haskvitz has designed this site with over 5,000 free and inexpensive resources heís collected and used in his classroom over the years. It covers major subject areas and is changed on a regular basis to reflect current events and the calendar.

    SMILE Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement

    http://www.iit.edu/~smile
    Over 800 lesson plans available grades 3-12 in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Lessons are divided into categories for easy searching and are available on the website.

    Trackstar

    http://trackstar.scrtec.org
    The South Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium TrackStar guides are a set of very complete web based lesson plans for K-12 students. They are searchable by keyword, author, themes and standards, subject and category and track ID. This site also allows teachers to open an account and build their own lessons online. Other features include making quizzes and web pages of the lesson. Great ideas can be found here from very innovative teachers. Take a visit and feel free to e-mail the authors and add to the lessons.


    Marjan Glavac's website: http://www.glavac.com

    Email Marjan Glavac: marjan@glavac.com


    Transcripts of live chats with Marjan Glavac:

    Meet Marjan Glavac 6/29/98

    Writing, Self publishing and other Internet Tips 12/11/98

    More Classroom Internet Projects 11/13/98

    The Internet as an Educational Tool 10/09/98

    Internet Projects 9/11/98


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    by Marjan Glavac

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