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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
Gazette Home Delivery:

Letters to the Editor...

Wow! You guys really pushed the right
buttons for me. This is topic that so many
parents often discuss, yet the question is
reversed...How do you make teacher's
accountable. We know that there are the few
and rare "Master teacher", as indicated by
the one response from Jacque/WAK-1. But
what about the one who need a quick and easy
pay check via a classroom full of children
who will sit like statues and miniture
adults all day so that I can earn a living.
And yes, that is what most parents
perceive. Especially, the parents who
attempt to be present in the school, activc
and available, with teachers who cover up
the windows on the doors for fear that a
parent will walk by and decide to look into
the classroom, Yes this has happened to me
on more than one occassion. What about the
teacher who sent home the rubrics to an
assignment with the graded assignment. When
asked why the rubric was not sent before
hand so that I the parent could assist the
child with the assignment. I was told
because she explained the assignment in
class. When asked if the expalinations were
as detailed as the rubric? There was no
response. This says to me that this teacher
does not expect the parent or the child to
be held accountable. I sam so tired of this
gottcha attitude of teacher's who are faced
by parents like me who will write letters to
the persons who should be held accountable
and that includes the tax-paying parents,
the pay check receiving teachers and over
paid administrators. When we, the parents,
can find competent, caring, master teachers
like Jacque/WAK-1, then you can look for
accountability. We spend 3 -4 hours per
night doing homework for each of two
children. When does teaching take place?
At home or in school. Were it not for
tutorials, school would be useless! Let's
also stop and ask why is there such a major
increase in the number of parents opting for
home schooling, and it's not just safety
that scares most parents, but the inability
to get a quality education from supposedly
professionals who can not even teach simple


This month's letters:

  • Accountability, 1/31/02, by keccles.
  • Accountability, 1/26/02, by Margaret.
  • Parent Accountability, 1/24/02, by Lori.
  • Accountability, 1/24/02, by Keccles.
  • Accountability, 1/19/02, by Whitebeard.
  • Proven Research, 1/09/02, by Kara Sherfick.
  • Keccles, 1/08/02, by Stacy.
  • Parent Accountability, 1/08/02, by Marilyn Treuil.
  • school auction, 1/08/02, by ginger taylor /canaan elementary pto.
  • Parent Accountability, 1/07/02, by Bill Page.
  • Accountability, 1/07/02, by Keccles.
  • It's about time we make them accountable!, 1/06/02, by Mkocar.
  • Do we need them to be accountable?, 1/06/02, by Stacy.
  • Parent Accountability, 1/06/02, by Little John.
  • Parent accountability; teacher responsibility, 1/06/02, by Bill Page.
  • Parent Accountability - the overachiever, 1/05/02, by Don.
  • Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by Doodah.
  • Parent Accountability, 1/05/02, by Jacque/WA/K-1.
  • Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by Bill T.
  • parent accountability, 1/05/02, by sandy m.s..
  • Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by JoAnn.
  • Parent Accountability, 1/05/02, by a middle school teacher.
  • Parent Accountability, 1/05/02, by another 5th grade teacher.
  • Parent Accountability, 1/05/02, by Julie.
  • No tax rebate, surcharge them, or tuition refund incentive, 1/05/02, by George.
  • parent accountability, 1/05/02, by jen.
  • Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by MaryBeth.
  • Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by cato.


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