February 2008
Vol 5 No 2

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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.2
February 2008
Cover Story:
Rethinking Homework
By Alfie Kohn
Daily homework is the rule in most schools. Why not make it the exception?

Coaches Are More Effective than Mentors
Sources for Below Grade Level Reading
To Promote Responsibility, Elicit Rather Than Impose
The Busy Educator's Monthly Five for February
Filtering the Web: Mission Impossible?
Hot Tips to Stay Healthy; High Speed Sub Plans

Fighting "February Slump"
Make That Presentation a Winner!
Sports Done Right
Celebrate Dr. Seuss with Read Across America
Maslow - Alive and Well in the Classroom
25 Ways to Obtain Children's Attention
The Year of the Earth Rat - The Chinese Zodiac

Featured Lessons: February 2008
The Lighter Side of Teaching
Book Review: Three Cups of Tea
Video Bytes: NCLB, Whiteboard, and More
Creative & Critical Thinking Activities
Editor's Pick: Travels With Music
Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers
Teachers.Net Craft Favorite: Picasso Faces
Today Is... Daily Commemoration for February 2008
Live on Teachers.Net: February 2008
Chatboard Poll: Do schools need to change, and how?
Preparing for Your Student Teacher
Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Featured Lessons...

Teachers.Net Favorite

February Theme Lesson Plans

US Presidents; Recipe for Friends; Valentine's Day; The Human Heart; Character Education; Uncle Sam for the New Millennium
from the Teachers.Net Lesson Bank
Regular Feature in the Gazette
February 1, 2008
Presidents, Friendship, the Heart are February themes covered in nine lessons gleaned from the Teachers.Net Lesson Bank. These are just a few of the more than 4,000 lessons and activities for all grade levels and subjects, submitted by members of the Teachers.Net community, available FREE to you in the searchable Teachers.Net Lesson Bank!

#1520. Abraham Lincoln

4 Blocks, level: Elementary
Concepts taught: US History, Abraham Lincoln bio, reading comprehension

#1619. Presidents of the United States

Social Studies, level: Middle
Students will utilize the Internet to gather information in order to create products.

#1198. Presidential Fact Find

Social Studies, level: Middle
Concepts Taught: locating information on the internet, computer skills, US History

#2487. Recipe for Friends

Social Studies: Elementary
Concepts Taught: Caring and Friendship

#2485. Valentine's Day Lesson on Caring

Social Studies, level: Elementary
Concepts Taught: Caring, Using Nice words

#3210. The "Be Kind Kids" Project

Social Studies, level: Elementary
Concepts Taught: Anti-bullying promoted through kindness and acceptance

#278. Blood Circulation through the Heart - Kinesthetic Activity

Science, level: all
Concepts Taught: teaches heart anatomy, blood circulation concepts

#1155. Character Education Literature List

Social Studies: Primary
Concepts taught: Reading, bibliography

#2283. Uncle Sam For The New Millennium

Art, level: Senior
Concepts Taught: Cartooning, caricatures, critical thinking, social studies, philosophy

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