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Volume 3 Number 7

Barbara & Sue Gruber help us "to stay energized and enthusiastic about teaching" during our summer break...
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Harry & Rosemary Wong:
Teaching Procedures Is Teaching Expectations

In real estate, the three magic words are location, location, location.
In teaching, the three magic words are prepare, prepare, prepare....

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Barbara & Sue Gruber:
It's Summer---Rest, Relax, Recharge and Have Some Fun!

Don't you have huge lists, on paper or in your head, of all kinds of things you could do? We bet you could spend every day of your entire summer working in your classroom and still have a long list of things to do. Don't do it!...

Using The Summer To Improve Your Teaching
by Bill Page

Teachers should be granted at least one day each semester to do nothing but spend time in the library reading journals, articles, research papers and teacher magazines, on-line resources and teacher web sites...

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Dear Old Golden Rule Days
Chapter 1 - First Test

by Janet Farquhar

It was my first day of teaching rural school in the mountains of Colorado in the late forties. A pot bellied stove that had been converted to butane, warmed the room. My chunky desk stood in front of a stage, a blackboard took up the back wall...

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Prepare for Discouragement?
by Hg

I spend literally 60-80 hours a week working to do the best job I possibly can. My district couldn't care less. My administrator doesn't even know if I know what I'm doing, whether I'm great, okay, or awful...

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Ending on a Great Note
by Rita/KY

Today was our last day of school. All the sixth graders were crying, coming into my room for hugs, etc. In walks Aaron. Now, I have posted about Aaron before. When he came to our school in fourth grade, he was a very angry, unhappy little boy. In his own words, "My mother don't love me. She dropped me off in my dad's yard, and drove away, like I was an unwanted dog...

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