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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.6 No.7 July 2009

Cover Story by Lawrence Meyers
Is There Such a Thing as "The Great Teacher"?
You can make up all the checklists you want. You can take advice from your mentors. At the end of the day, what lies behind one's teaching style is what matters. A "Great Teacher" is the right teacher at the right time, at the right place.


Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Teachers Are the Difference
Now in her sixth year of teaching, Melissa Dunbar has helped her students achieve a pass rate of between 92% - 99% over the years, with her ESL and Economically Disadvantaged students achieving a 100% pass rate this past school year!


Columns
Writing for Educational Publishers – Inside Secrets Sue Gruber
Self-Injury In Children Leah Davies
The School of No Knocks? Todd R. Nelson
Using Imaging to Move or Change Behavior Marvin Marshall
The Busy Educator's Monthly Five Marjan Glavac
Substitute issues: What to Wear & Too Much Love Barbara Pressman
Student Travel Topics: “Staycations” Expose Students to Other Cultures & Packing for Safety Josette Bonafino
Making The Case to Parents for Broadening, Not Narrowing, The Curriculum Dorothy Rich
Red Basket & Problem Solving Forms Rick Morris

Articles
The No.1 Ladies Detective Series Writer - Interview with Alexander McCall Smith Tim Newlin
Teachers and Technology: A Field of Dreams? Matt Levinson
Resources for Teaching Students with Autism Alan Haskvitz
Applying Bloom’s Taxonomy to Questioning Techniques in the Classroom Panamalai R. Guruprasad
Tips on Maximizing High School Physics Teaching Stewart E Brekke
The Most Cost Effective Approach to Improve Teacher Education Edward Strauser
Merit Pay Problematic, Money Is Not the Ultimate Motivator for Teachers Marion Brady
Launches an Online Degree in Special Education Drexel University

Features
Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes Barb Stutesman
Today Is... Daily Commemoration Ron Victoria
The Lighter Side of Teaching
Video Bytes; Assume The Position, Lost Generation, Bathtub IV, Walk On - ESPN Video, Funeral, Heal, and At Home with Mrs. Hen
Teacher Blogs Showcase
Printable - Sweet Rules for the Classroom
Featured Lessons, Wisdom from the Chat Achives, and Timely Printables Especially for July!
Getting and Keeping the Attention of 3 & 4 Year Olds
Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Contributors this month: Lawrence Meyers, Sue Gruber, Leah Davies, Todd R. Nelson, Marvin Marshall, Marjan Glavac, Barbara Pressman, Josette Bonafino, Dorothy Rich, Rick Morris, Matt Levinson, Alan Haskvitz, Tim Newlin, Barb Stutesman, Ron Victoria, Panamalai R. Guruprasad, Stewart E Brekke, Edward Strauser, Marion Brady, and BattleShip Ron.

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Today Is...

Ron Victoria

Today Is... (July 2009)

Daily Commemorations
Printable calendar version
by Ron Victoria
Regular Feature
July 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! Now you can print out an attractive calendar version to post in your faculty room, duplicate to share with colleagues, or simply broadcast the printable version link throughout your district to spread the fun of the Today is... feature.

July is...

National Picnic Month,

National Ice Cream Month,

National Tennis Month,

Purposeful Parenting Month,

Anti-Boredom Month,

National Hot Dog Month,

and

National Recreation and Parks Month.

July 1 is Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day & Build a Scarecrow Day
July 2 is Visitation of the Virgin Mary Day
July 3 is Stay out of the Sun Day & Compliment Your Mirror Day
July 4 is National Country Music Day & Tom Sawyer Fence-Painting Day
July 5 is Workaholics Day
July 6 is National Fried Chicken Day
July 7 is National Strawberry Sundae Day
July 8 is Video Games Day
July 9 is National Sugar Cookie Day
July 10 is Clerihew Day
July 11 is National Cheer up the Lonely Day
July 12 is National Pecan Pie Day
July 13 is Fool's Paradise Day
July 14 is National Nude Day
July 15 is National Tapioca Pudding Day & Respect Canada Day
July 16 is International Juggling Day
July 17 is National Peach Ice Cream Day
July 18 is National Ice Cream and National Caviar Day
July 19 is Flitch Day
July 20 is Ugly Truck Contest Day
July 21 is National Tug-of-War Tournament Day
July 22 is Rat Catcher’s Day
July 23 is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
July 24 is Amelia Earhart Day
July 25 is Threading the Needle Day
July 26 is All or Nothing Day
July 27 is Take Your Pants for a Walk Day
July 28 is National Milk Chocolate Day
July 29 is Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day
July 30 is National Cheesecake Day
July 31 is Parent's Day


Printable "Today Is" Calendar in pdf format



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