July 2008
Vol 5 No 7

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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.7 July 2008

Cover Story by Sue Gruber
It’s Summer…Time to Shift Gears and Re-energize!
A lighthearted perspective on what summer break can and should be.

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Eight Year Summary of Articles

»To Tell the TruthLeah Davies
»Discipline Without Stress, Inc.Marvin Marshall
»Teaching through Summer TV ViewingCheryl Sigmon
»A New Unified Field TheoryTodd R. Nelson
»The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac
»Get the Most Out of Being MentoredHal Portner
»Dear Barbara - Advice for SubsBarbara Pressman
»Keyboarding: Some Assembly RequiredRob Reilly

»Who’s Cheating Whom?
»Dealing with Dishonesty
»How To Prevent Cheating in Middle and High School
»When Is Student Failure The Teacher’s Fault
»Frogs Predict Massive Chinese Quake of 2008
»July 2008 Writing Prompts
»What Are We Doing? And Why Are We Doing It?
»"Boys Read" Effort Aims to Turn Boys Into Readers
»A Teaching Guide for Summer Song
»12 Test Taking Strategies that Boost Student Scores!
»Gardner-Style Lesson Plan: Molecular Basis of Heredity
»Federal Government Resources for Educators
»You Be the Chemist Activity Guides

»Cheaters! Teachers talk about their experiences
»Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids
»Candles of Inspiration: July 2008
»Lessons, Resources and Theme Activities: July 2008
»Video Bytes: The "Impotence" of Proofreading and More
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration for July 2008
»Live on Teachers.Net: July 2008
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers
»Using Test "Cheat Sheets" To Enhance Student Learning
»"Those Who Can, Do; Those Who Can't, Teach"
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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July 1, 2008
Featured Lessons for July, From the Chat Archives, Gems From Teachers.Net Gazette Back Issues, and other Teachers.Net Resources

Featured Lessons for July

4th of July Craft

Get Ready for School, Charlie Brown!

Shower Curtain Activities

Organizational Tips for Teachers (compilation)

Summer Home-Learning Recipes for Parents and Children K-3

Boat Glyph

Water Safety Lesson

Sailing, Sailing - The Wreck of the Zephyr by Chris VanAllsberg

Incan Empire

Graphing Activities

From the Chat Archives

Summer Prep for the Next School Year

Summer Activities to Maintain Skills

Passing Kindergarten

Seasonal Writing - Elementary

Gems From Teachers.Net Gazette Back Issues

Only One First Day of School (Harry Wong)

Classroom Meetings (Marv Marshall)

Favorite Mnemonics (compilation)

Teacher Study Groups (J. Fisher)

Help With Kid Writing

Wonderland: What we Need is Quality and Quantity Time

The Blueberry Story - Teacher Gives Businessman a Lesson

Assessing Online Learning

Choosing Workshops, Seminars & Courses That Are Right For You

How Teachers Can Benefit From School Choice

A Teacher's Farewell

Teachers.Net Resources

Web Authors Chatboard

Educational Software Chatboard

Grant Writing Chatboard

Books & Literature Chatboard

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