January 2009
Vol 6 No 1

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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.6 No.1 January 2009

Cover Story by Alfie Kohn
It’s Not What We Teach;
It’s What They Learn
"I taught a good lesson even though the students didn't learn it,” makes no more sense than "I had a big dinner even though I didn't eat anything.”

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
The Sounds of Students
Learning and Performing

»Six Easy Resolutions for 2009Sue Gruber
»Learning the Value of DiversityLeah Davies
»Flash Nebula is in the house! Will standardized tests detect him?Todd R. Nelson
»Teaching is an art, not a science.Marvin Marshall
»The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac
»Dear Barbara - Advice for SubsBarbara Pressman
»5 Ways to Activate Your Natural Teacher CoachKioni Carter
»Global Travel GuruJosette Bonafino

»PRINTABLE 2009 Multilingual, Multinational Calendar Tim Newlin
»Thoughts on the Use of Failure as a Teaching Technique Bill Page
»Traits of a Good TeacherAlan Haskvitz
»January 2009 Writing PromptsJames Wayne
»Let's Get Started with SmartboardMarjan Glavac
»Using Photographs To Inspire Writing IIIHank Kellner
»Phonemic Awareness: Letting The Horse Pull The CartGrace Vyduna Haskins
»Reading Strategies: Teaching Students to VisualizeLisa Frase
»Teaching the Alphabet to Diverse LearnersHeidi Butkus
»The Metaphor Of Collaboration - What's missing from group work?Ambreen Ahmed
»A Taste of InspirationSteven Kushner
»Activities & Games for Foreign and First Language ClassesRebecca Klamert
»Four Years of High School Math and Science Should be a National PolicyStewart Brekke

»Apple Seeds: Inspiring QuotesBarb Stutesman
»Today Is... Daily CommemorationRon Victoria
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Some Rooms
»Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids
»Lessons, Resources and Theme Activities: January 2009
»January Lesson Plans Especially for Preschool, Kindergarten & Early Primary
»Video Bytes: Dr. Martin Luther King, One Minute “I have a dream” speech by Daniel Stringer, Crystal Photography – Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, FDR Fireside Chat on the Banking Crisis – March 1933, President Elect Barack Obama Reassures Americans – Thanksgiving 2008, T-Netter ron nj aka “Man of Steel” plays Sleepwalk, Big Dog Robot
»Live on Teachers.Net: January 2009
»T-Net chefs share their favorite warm-up-winter recipes
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Cover Story by Alfie Kohn

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T-Net chefs share their favorite warm-up-winter recipes: Mother Magoo’s Hamburger Veggie Soup; Black Bean Pumpkin Soup; Waldorf Salad; Danish Banana Bread Muffins. Enjoy!

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January 1, 2009

Black Bean Pumpkin Soup recipe
Posted by Sp.

Cut up an onion and sauté it in a bit of olive oil. Add two cans of black beans, two cans of pumpkin (like what you use to make pumpkin pie), one can of diced tomatoes with chipotle. Add cumin and garlic and a good bit of cilantro. Add a bit of water, maybe one or two cans. Cook until the onions and tomatoes are nice and soft.

Take a hand blender and blend it until it is chunky-smooth (some chunks but mostly pureed).

Add salt to taste.

You can use jalapenos and regular tomatoes instead of the diced tomato with chipotle. This recipe can be changed all over the place and it is still good.

This recipe takes about fifteen minutes to make. You could half it if you don't have a lot of people in your family, but it makes a good lunch soup for the next day.

Carrot Ginger Soup
Posted by Sp.

This was easy and I loved it.

I took about a tablespoon of butter and melted it in a large saucepan, sautéed a chopped onion in it (big chunks). I took an entire bag of carrots plus three carrots and chopped them in half inch pieces and added these to the pot, put in enough water to just cover the carrots, broke up a stalk of celery and added that. Cooked this until the carrots were tender. I added about 1 1/2 teaspoons of ginger to this, then used a hand blender to blend this up, leaving it with some texture, then I added salt to taste.

This came out so thick it was almost like a puree, but it was delicious and I loved the fact that I didn't even have to peel the carrots.

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