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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Today Is...

Ron Victoria

Today Is... (February 2008)

Daily Commemorations
by Ron Victoria
Regular Feature
February 1, 2008
Every day for years, Ron Victoria (AKA Ron/NJ) reported on the commemorations of the day on the Teachers.Net Golden Apples Chatboard. Now his many fans will find his Today is... for each month right here in the Teachers.Net Gazette!


February is...

AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
American Heart Month
Black History Month
Boost Self-Esteem Month
Cherry Month
Children's Dental Health Month
Condom Month
Embroidery Month
Expect Success Month
Friendship Month
Get Inspired Month
Library Lovers' Month
Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
Snack Food Month
and Weddings Month.

Today is...

Feb. 1 is ... Be An Encourager Day
Feb. 2 is ... 1St Recorded Sneeze
Feb. 3 is ... Carrot Cake Day
Feb. 4 is ... Homemade Soup Day
Feb. 5 is ... Chocolate Fondue Day
Feb. 6 is ... Pay a Compliment Day
Feb. 7 is ... Ballet Day
Feb. 8 is ... Kite Flying Day
Feb. 9 is ... Weather Day
Feb. 10 is ... Umbrella Day
Feb. 11 is ... Stay Single Day
Feb. 12 is ... National Plum Pudding Day
Feb. 13 is ... Dream Of Your Sweet Heart Day
Feb. 14 is ... Read To Your Child Day
Feb. 15 is ... Jewelry Day
Feb. 16 is ... Do a Grouch a Favor Day
Feb. 17 is ... Random Acts Of Kindness Day, USA
Feb. 18 is ... National Battery Day
Feb. 19 is ... National Chocolate Mint Day
Feb. 20 is ... Love Your Pet Day
Feb. 21 is ... Card Reading Day
Feb. 22 is ... Be Humble Day
Feb. 23 is ... Banana Bread Day
Feb. 24 is ... National Tortilla Chip Day
Feb. 25 is ... Opera Day
Feb. 26 is ... National Pistachio Day
Feb. 27 is ... International Polar Bear Day
Feb. 28 is ... Underlings Day
Feb. 29 is… National Surf and Turf Day

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