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

Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong

Contributors this month: Alfie Kohn, Sue Gruber, Kioni Carter, Marvin Marshall, , Marjan Glavac, Todd R. Nelson, Leah Davies, Barbara Pressman, Tim Newlin, Bill Page, James Wayne, Hank Kellner, Josette Bonafino, Grace Vyduna Haskins, Barb Stutesman, Ron Victoria, Lisa Frase, Alan Haskvitz, Heidi Butkus, Ambreen Ahmed, Steven Kushner, Rebecca Klamert, Stewart Brekke, Artie Knapp, and YENDOR.

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Today Is...

Ron Victoria

Today Is... (January 2009)

Daily Commemorations
by Ron Victoria
Regular Feature
January 1, 2009
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!

January is...

Celebration of Life Month

International Creativity Month

International Year of Freshwater

National Clean Up Your Computer Month

National High-Tech Month

National Mail-Order Gardening Month


National Mentoring Month

Jan. 1 is ... Z Day
Jan. 2 is ... Science Fiction Day
Jan. 3 is ... Festival Of Sleep Day
Jan. 4 is ... Trivia Day USA
Jan. 5 is ... Bird Day
Jan. 6 is ... Cuddle Up Day
Jan. 7 is ... Old Rock Day
Jan. 8 is ... Man Watcher's Day
Jan. 9 is ... Play God Day
Jan. 10 is ... Peculiar People Day
Jan. 11 is ... Family Communication Day
Jan. 12 is ... Pharmacist's Day
Jan. 13 is ... Blame Someone Else Day
Jan. 14 is ... National Dress Up Your Pet Day
Jan. 15 is ... Hat Day
Jan. 16 is ... National Nothing Day
Jan. 17 is ... Golf Day
Jan. 18 is ... Winnie The Pooh Day
Jan. 19 is ... Tin Can Day
Jan. 20 is ... Stay Young Forever Day
Jan. 21 is ... Hug Day
Jan. 22 is ... National Popcorn Day
Jan. 23 is ... National School Nurse Day, USA
Jan. 24 is ... Women's Healthy Weight Day
Jan. 25 is ... Kiss Your Pet Day
Jan. 26 is ... Backwards Day
Jan. 27 is ... Chocolate Cake Day
Jan. 28 is ... National Kazoo Day
Jan. 29 is ... National Puzzle Day
Jan. 30 is ... Jazz Day
Jan. 31 is ... Scotch Tape Day

Printable "Today Is" Calendar in pdf format

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