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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:

    Letters to the Editor...
    Student Burnout

    I do think burnout is an issue. In my
    state, 3rd graders are state tested in
    Communication Arts and Science. Fourth
    graders are tested in Math and Social
    Studies. These are not the old multiple
    choice tests - but quite difficult (in my
    opinion) constructed response and essay
    type questions. It seems to me that our
    school spends so much time getting in the
    Science and Social Studies at a young age
    (to pass these state tests) that we are not
    doing our students an adequate service in
    Reading, Writing, and Math. I think that a
    lot of the frustration I see comes from not
    having the basic skills needed to be
    successful in the intermediate grades (and
    higher of course). This especially hurts
    those who struggle to begin with. I think
    we are trying to teach too much too young.
    Just my opinion.

    Laura, 4th grade

    Laura, livewire0707@hotmail.com,
    2/06/02

    This month's letters:

  • special education, 2/28/02, by kristen.
  • Behavior Managemant Tips, 2/20/02, by Lynne Glover.
  • Violations of Teachers' Constitutional Rights (continued), 2/17/02, by Darlene Goodman.
  • Violations of Teachers' Constitutional Rights, 2/16/02, by Darlene Goodman.
  • Certification and Ethics, 2/14/02, by Tom.
  • Success, 2/13/02, by Shaun Best.
  • Burnout, 2/10/02, by Dan.
  • Burnout, 2/08/02, by Terry.
  • Burnout, 2/08/02, by pl4kids.
  • Burnout, 2/07/02, by Chloe.
  • Burnout, 2/06/02, by Jill.
  • Burnout, 2/06/02, by Staci, MI.
  • student burnout, 2/06/02, by Karen.
  • student burnout, 2/06/02, by Sue.
  • Are we helping to create student burnout?, 2/06/02, by Regina Hartsuck.
  • Student Burnout, 2/06/02, by Laura.
  • Are we helping to create student burnout?, 2/05/02, by Mary/PA.

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