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Volume 3 Number 1

Harry & Rosemary Wong say, "All effective schools have a culture and it is the information one gets from a culture that sends a message to the students that they will be productive and successful." This month the Wongs offer more examples of successful school and classroom management...
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 Cheryl Ristow
Ask the Literacy Teacher by Leigh Hall
The Visually Impaired Child
Teaching Is...
Avoiding the 'Stares' When Intellectually Challenging Disadvantaged Students: Partnership Lessons from the HOTS Program
Why Use an Interactive Whiteboard?
A Bakerís Dozen Reasons!
The Effects Of Diet
Bully Advice For Kids
Teaching Gayle to Read (Part 2)
Both Sides Now in Gifted Education
What Are We Aiming At--What Do We Really Want To Aim At?
Teaching Graph from the Grassroots
Why Teachers Need Tenure
A Different Perspective to the Holidays
A Lesson Learned
Follow The Wonder
The Lighter Side of Teaching
Handy Teacher Recipes
Classroom Crafts
Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
New in the Lesson Bank
Upcoming Ed Conferences
Letters to the Editor
Chatboard Poll
eIditarod 2002
Planetary Society Protests Stop to Near-Earth Object Observations
Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
7th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease
Arab American Students in Public Schools
School Bus Subsidies for Field Trip to 2002 Tour De Sol
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In Focus...
School Bus Subsidies for Field Trip to 2002 Tour De Sol,
The Great American Green Transportation Festival

Nancy Hazard (413) 774-6051 ext 18,
Chris Mason (413) 774-6051 ext 21

Greenfield, Mass. -- School bus subsidies are available to teachers who want to take their students on a field trip to the Tour de Sol: The Great American Green Transportation Festival next spring. The festival, which showcases new advanced transportation technologies and options, will be traveling during National Transportation Week, May 12-18, to Baltimore, Washington, DC, Annapolis, MD, Philadelphia, Trenton, NJ, and New York City. Special guided tours of the advanced vehicles built by high school and college students as well as major automobile, bicycle, and bus manufacturers, are free to students.

"This educational field trip is not only about cars and technology, it is about sociology, history, and current events," says Nancy Hazard, director of the Tour de Sol. "President Bush has made reduced dependence on foreign oil a national priority, but few people know that the US owns only 3 percent of the known oil reserves. This means we will never be able to supply all our own oil, and this threatens our economic and national security--unless we change how we get around."

What all the over 50 advanced vehicles on display have in common is that they use less gasoline--and, as a bonus, they cost less to run and emit less greenhouse gas emissions. Honda and Toyota's hybrid gas-electric vehicles, Ford's electric city cars and bikes, and DaimlerChrysler's electric neighborhood vehicle will give students an opportunity to experience these new vehicles first-hand. Kids can also try out the latest human-powered bicycles, new electric bikes, scooters and skateboards -- all fun and energy efficient ways of getting around. There will also be information about traditional transportation options such as walking, biking, and mass transit. Pre and post field trip activities are available to reinforce the educational experience.

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), organizer of the Tour de Sol, is also offering free teacher workshops on standards-based resources for middle and high school teachers that bring to life the impact of transportation on our society, and the solutions. Teacher workshops will be held next February and March in the Tour de Sol host communities. Workshops are free thanks to a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information on school bus subsidies, field trips, workshops, and educational resources, contact NESEA at or 413-774-6051.

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
50 Miles St., Suite 3
Greenfield, MA 01301

phone: (413) 774-6051
fax: (413) 774-6053


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