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Volume 4 Number 2

When it comes to using their own money to purchase classroom materials and supplies, teachers have pockets deeper than Captain Kangaroo's...
February Columns
February Articles
February Regular Features
February Informational Items
Gazette Home Delivery:

Also in this issue:

Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
Classroom Photos by Members of the Teachers.Net Community
February Poem
Winter Memories
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • Goose the Substitute Teacher by Goose
  • YENDOR'S Top Ten
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    Recipe for Friends from the Lesson Bank
    Sentence Builder
    Meet the Feet!
    Reading Contract
    Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor
    Why Be a Teacher? by smagee/k/tx
    I am feeling soooo good about this... by Tina
    Do you keep track of how you come to think the way you do? by Roger Fuller
    Why Can't We Clone Great Teachers? by Dave
    The NEA Foundation's Grant Opportunities for 2003 from: NEA
    "Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth" Workshop from: Ruth Herman Wells
    Tour and Educational Journey to Costa Rica from: Nancy Brunn
    Summer Scholars Program from: Karen Ellis
    Win Books for Your Classroom! from: Ellen Jackson
    Sackmann brings school lists to Educational CyberPlayGround from: Jim Leonhirth

    The Teachers.Net Gazette is a cooperative publication by and for members of the Teachers.Net community. We accept for consideration brief articles (approximately 350-2500 words) on topics of interest to educators. Articles should be fully edited, spell checked, and ready for publication. Send submissions by e-mail to along with a brief biography written in third person. A digital photo (headshot) is desirable but optional. Teachers.Net reserves the right to edit articles accepted for publication.
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    Harry & Rosemary Wong
    How to Retain New Teachers

    If what teachers know about teaching is learned on the job, then why not systematically teach new teachers on the job with a sustained induction program? ...

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    Dr. Marvin

    Curriculum, Instruction, Classroom Management, and Discipline

    Not long ago when speaking at an international conference on character education, a college professor said to me, "I don't like the word 'discipline'; it's too harsh, so I use 'classroom management' instead." This teacher of teachers had not a clue to the differences...


    Sue Gruber

    Strategies to Meet Standards, Promote Reading and Boost Skills

    Every teacher knows that as trends and philosophies come and go, many aspects of teaching don't change. Hasn't teaching always been a race against the clock as you try to fit everything into a packed school day?...

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    Cheryl M. Sigmon
    Streamlining Your Self-Selected Reading Block

    As teachers viewed the beginning of a new semester, many expressed that they needed to work on streamlining their blocks. Many teachers said that the pacing of some blocks had gotten increasingly difficult to control...

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    Esmé Codell
    Dim Sum and Then Some: Discovering China with Children's Books!

    According to the Chinese Zodiac, children born in this Year of the Sheep (or the Goat, some may say) will be sensitive, creative, destined to be humanitarians and great lovers of the arts...

    Beth Bruno
    Master Parents

    School Psychologist and author Beth Bruno offers a revolutionary proposal--a master's degree in parenting. Tongue in cheek, or cheeky wisdom? You decide.
    The growing demand for stellar child care prompts a university to propose a new graduate degree program leading to a master's degree in parenting...

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    Rob Reilly Ed.D.
    Joining the World of the Palm Pilot Users

    If you have been toying with the idea of buying a PDA and the price was just too steep, or, it just seemed that a PDA may have a steeper learning curve than you're comfortable with, and, as a result you have decided against buying one, then Palm's Zire may be a product that you'll be interested in...

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    Ginny Hoover
    Six Traits Resources

    We as teachers don't always need to be re-inventing the wheel. A multitude of resources are available on the Internet that will help you with teaching using the Six Traits...

    Marjan Glavac

    College and University Sites

    Here are five College and University sites...

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    Hal Portner
    Now is a Good Time

    It's February. This is a good time to identify a personal, high-priority, area for professional growth. It's a good time because you have at least a half-year's supply of memories, reflections and data still fresh in your mind and at your fingertips...

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    Also in this issue:

    Teacher Tax Relief Act Leaves Many Teachers Behind by Kathleen Alape Carpenter
    Spotlight: New Teacher Induction book by Annette Breaux and Harry K. Wong
    The 500-Pound Gorilla by Alfie Kohn
    Polar Bear Theme by Kerry Weisner
    A Teacher/Students Dialogue on Ernest Hemingway's Short Story, "A Day's Wait" by L. Swilley
    Greetings from Ross Island! - Update from Operation Deep Freeze by LT. Marshall Branch
    Editor's e-Picks - February Resources by Kathleen Alape Carpenter, Editor
    What Does It Take To Teach Middle School? by Middle School Teachers
    Technology Curriculum Tips by Jeff Cooper
    Writing Tips for Teachers - Part 2 by Joy Jones
    Which is more important: Teaching or Research and Publication? by Bikika T. Laloo
    "Three Little Pigs" Activities from the Kindergarten Chatboard
    Centers in a Tub from the Kindergarten Chatboard
    Planning a Reading Sleepover Party from the Teachers.Net mailrings
    Paulie's Igloo by Paulie Schenkelberg