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Volume 4 Number 1

Corks are popping! January is awards month in the world of children's literature. Esme Codell writes about contenders for the Caldecott award for best illustration in American children's literature, the Newbery for best writing, the Coretta Scott King award, and others...
January Columns
January Articles
January Regular Features
January Informational Items
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Also in this issue:

Business Cards & No Problem With Hurricane Lili Dec./Jan. Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Learning and Relationships, The two are inseparable Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
Teach Children Test-taking Skills Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers by Barbara Gruber and Sue Gruber
Teachers Have Two Jobs Teachers As Learners by Hal Portner
Male Elementary Teachers Ask the School Psychologist by Beth Bruno
Starting a New Year…Ginny's List of 10 The Eclectic Teacher by Ginny Hoover
Sites for School Principals and High School Teachers The Busy Educator's Monthly Five (5 Sites for Busy Educators) by Marjan Glavac
New Versions of Software Can Be Overkill Ed-Tech Talk by Rob Reilly
Why Didn't We Think of That? 4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
Corks Are A-Poppin' at! Postcard from Planet Esme - News from the world of children's books by Esmé Codell

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Jennifer D. Smith, CSU Hayward EDUI-6707
H.O.T.T. or NOT: Teacher Training Academy at Hartnell College

The Hartnell Online Teacher Training Academy (H.O.T.T.) is a first step toward preparing educators to teach in the online environment...

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Rawn Fulton, Executive Director
002 World Population Film/Video Festival

Sopris Foundation, Searchlight Films, and Population Communications International announce the Eigth Annual World Population Film/Video Festival for secondary and college students...

National Endowment for the Humanities
ANNOUNCING: Summer 2003 National Endowment for the Humanities (U.S.A.)

Each summer the National Endowment for the Humanities supports a variety of study opportunities in the humanities for school teachers...

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American Music Conference
"Best 100 Communities for Music Education" Survey Moved Up for 2003

The fourth annual "Best 100 Communities for Music Education" survey will get underway January 13, and supporters of music across the country should take note that the American Music Conference (AMC) and its partners have moved up the annual timetable to make it easier for more people to participate...

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National Association for the Education of Young Children

Early Childhood Educators Release Guidelines for Early Learning Standards

Responding to the growing number of states that are adopting standards for prekindergarten and other early education programs, two of the nation's leading early education organizations have released a new position statement...

Melissa Amour, The Christopher Columbus Awards

Christopher Columbus Awards Challenge Teams of Middle School Students to Explore Opportunities for Positive Change in their Communities

The Christopher Columbus Awards announce the program's Call for Entries for the 2002-03 school year...

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The Dirksen Congressional Center
GRANTS DEADLINE: Congressional Research Awards

The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants totaling $35,000 in 2003 to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress...

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Also in this issue:

  • Give Kids Good Schools Campaign
  • Grants for Libraries
  • Helping Afghan Children with
  • School Supplies

    Teachers.Net Again Joins NEA in a Seussian Reading Celebration! by Kathleen Alape Carpenter, Editor
    New Tax Law Provides $250 Deduction for Educators by Kathleen Alape Carpenter, Editor
    Maslow's Theory of Hierarchical Needs -- Alive and Well in the Classroom by Chuck Brickman
    December 14th update from Operation Deep Freeze by LT. Marshall Branch
    Editor's e-Picks - January Resources by Kathleen Alape Carpenter, Editor
    A Time for Change by Bill Page
    If We Want… by Bill Page
    H.O.T.S. Activities for Use With the Classroom Word Wall by Michelle Stankevicius
    Mid-Year Mark: Closing the Curriculum Gap for ESL Teachers by Jen Cullerton Johnson
    Writing Tips for Teachers by Joy Jones
    Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect - Even For "High Stakes" Testing by Dr. Dorothy Rich
    Attention Teachers! Homogeneous is [not always] a bad word! by Janet Chapman
    Dividing With a Difference by P R Guruprasad
    A Primer for Teaching in the University by Bikika T. Laloo
    Bits and Pieces - Various Small Articles by The Teachers.Net Community
  • Chatboard Wisdom
  • Dictionary Skills Activity
  • Understanding Voice Control
  • Person of the Year
  • Snowperson Glyph
  • 100th Day Activities
    Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
    Featured Schools
    Classroom Photos by Members of the Teachers.Net Community
    January Poems
    A Small Collection of Poems for the New Year
    The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • Classroom Chuckles
  • Goose At the Senior Center by Goose
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    Teddy Bear vs. Real Bear from the Lesson Bank
    Cinnamon Bear
    Categories Bag Take Home Activity
    Here's a Little Groundhog
    Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor
    Happy Ending Ahead
    "Art" & "Craft" How they are alike and how they differ by MaryAnn Kohl
    We get the best kids these parents have... from the Second Grade Mailring