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Volume 4 Number 6

Teachers.Net and I, by chance, became high-tech links in the chain of people and events that cracked the Chinese government's tight lid on its emerging SARS epidemic
Teachers.Net Chatroom Exchange Reveals SARS Outbreak...
June Columns
June Articles
June Regular Features
June Informational Items
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Also in this issue:

Applying for a Teaching Job in a Tight Market, Part 2 Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Metacognition -- Thinking about Thinking Is Essential for Learning Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
Publishing Pressures 4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
Even Punctuation Gets a Vacation! - Enjoy Your Summer with Children's Books Postcard from Planet Esme - News from the world of children's books by Esmé Codell
It's Summer! -- Rest your body, restore your soul & have some fun! Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers by Barbara Gruber and Sue Gruber
Be Your Own Mentor: REFLECT Teachers As Learners by Hal Portner
There's A Book Inside of You! - You Make a Commitment eBook Authoring by Glenn F. Dietzel
Moving to a New Town and School Ask the School Psychologist by Beth Bruno
I Taught, But Did He Learn? The Eclectic Teacher by Ginny Hoover
Computer Donations To Schools: How To Make A Sound Choice Ed-Tech Talk by Dr. Rob Reilly
Language Arts Sites Part 2 The Busy Educator's Monthly Five (5 Sites for Busy Educators) by Marjan Glavac
Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
Featured School
Volunteer Poems
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • YENDOR'S Top Ten
  • Show & Tell
  • Georgia's NCLB Head-Tricks
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    June and July Calendars
    Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor

    The Teachers.Net Gazette is a cooperative publication by and for members of the Teachers.Net community. We accept for consideration brief articles (approximately 350-2500 words) on topics of interest to educators. Articles should be fully edited, spell checked, and ready for publication. Send submissions by e-mail to along with a brief biography written in third person. A digital photo (headshot) is desirable but optional. Teachers.Net reserves the right to edit articles accepted for publication.
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    Catherine Strommen
    Teachers.Net Chatroom Exchange Reveals SARS Outbreak

    One evening early in February 2003 I was chatting in a rather empty Teachers.Net chatroom. A chatter from China with whom I had chatted a couple of times before logged on. He asked, "Have you heard of the terrible sickness in my city?"...

    Cover Story

    Harry and Rosemary Wong
    Applying for a Teaching Job in a Tight Market - Part 2

    Does the district have a curriculum guide that is aligned to state standards?

    A district without a set of curriculum guides for each grade level and subject is like a restaurant with no cookbooks or an airline with no flight plans...

    Dr. Marvin Marshall
    Thinking about Thinking Is Essential for Learning

    When we hear ourselves thinking, we are metacogitating. But do not assume that every student does it. For example, a student works on and solves a problem, and the teacher says, "Tell us how you solved that problem." And the student says, "I don't know"...

    Full story

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    Hal Portner
    Be Your Own Mentor: REFLECT

    It's June -- the end of the school year. As a teacher, you've experienced quite a bit over the past nine or ten months. You can probably relive many of your experiences in your memory and reflect on them in your thoughts...

    Full story

    Glenn Dietzel
    There's A Book Inside of You!
    You Make a Commitment

    What is the difference between involvement and commitment? It's like bacon and eggs---The hen is involved but the pig is committed! This article is about being a pig!...


    Sue Gruber

    It's Summer!
    Rest your body, restore your soul & have some fun!

    Here's a tip that will help you be organized and fit more fun into your life. It's a "What's Happening?" box---if you don't have one already, you can make one in five minutes...

    Full story

    Full story

    Dr. Rob Reilly
    Computer Donations To Schools: How To Make A Sound Choice

    I suggest that you ensure that the donated item(s) falls above the Minimum Technology Specifications as defined in your policy statement...

    Full story

    Cheryl M. Sigmon
    Publishing Pressures

    Fran Jenkins, a first grade teacher at Sunset Elementary School in Port McNeill, B.C. Canada, wrote to ask, "I'm having trouble with my writing block in Grade One. I am trying to do a writer's conference with my kids, and I love that part and find it a really valuable time. But...

    Esmé Codell
    Even Punctuation Gets a Vacation!
    Enjoy Your Summer with Children's Books

    This month's top recommendation can be used even before that last bell rings, making the remaining school days pass all the more pleasantly...

    Full story

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    Marjan Glavac Language Arts Sites - Part 2

    Here are five Language Arts sites

    Full story

    Also in this issue:

    Teachers.Net Chatroom Exchange Reveals SARS Outbreak by Catherine Strommen
    Overcoming Barriers - Believe You Can Achieve by Don Quimby
    How Do You Rate As A Proactive Teacher by Chuck Brickman
    Calendar and Computations by Michael Moore
    When Students Say, "I'm Bored!" from: the Teachers.Net G.A.T.E. Chatboard
    Analysis of Whole Class Performance in Tests and Exams: Shall I Be a Bird? by P R Guruprasad
    Ode to a Classroom by Joseph Mock
    CPS and Learning by Remote by Dean K. Boyd
    Editor's epicks for June by Kathleen Alape Carpenter
    Final Update - Operation Deep Freeze by LT Marshall Branch
    The Web in the classroom by Sarah Horton
    Why Study the American Revolution During War in Iraq? from the Middle School Chatboard
    Capella University receives state approval for K-12 leadership specialization -- Graduate program is now regionally accredited and state-approved from: Capella University
    Your Everyday Wisdom Counts from:
    Competition Seeks Innovative High School Curricula - Teachers to Compete for Awards Totaling $180,000 from: Young Epidemiology Scholars
    Poll Shows Early Childhood Educators Ready to Help Families Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect from: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
    Learning to Look: Visual Resources & Multicultural Teaching from: New Media Classroom