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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
Gazette Home Delivery:

Final Update - Operation Deep Freeze
Greetings from Mobile, Alabama!!!

by LT Marshall Branch,
United States Coast Guard

I wanted to let everyone know that AVDET 157 returned safely to their home base on April 26th after a 5-day cross country flight from Seattle. The return trip from Antarctica was quite eventful...

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When Students Say, "I'm Bored!"
from the Teachers.Net G.A.T.E. Chatboard

Not everything is exciting in life. You are not there to entertain her child. In my experience, overindulged children will often complain of boredom just to see what kind of entertainment the adults might come up with for them...

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The Web in
the classroom

by Sarah Horton

Many Web sites developed in education are designed either to supplement or to replace classroom teaching --- that is, they are intended for use outside the classroom, in place of face-to-face interactions...

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Why Study the American Revolution During War in Iraq?
from the Middle School Chatboard

"Uni" posted that a 5th grade student challenged a teacher with the "pointless" study of the American Revolution. This child suggested that they drop all study of the early American war and concentrate on the pros and cons of the war in Iraq. Readers posted about how they would respond to the student...

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Catherine Strommen

Teachers.Net Chatroom Exchange Reveals SARS Outbreak

Obviously terrified, he described an illness that started like a cold, but killed its victims in days, and he seemed to agonize over whether or not to flee the province. His friend, a hospital worker, and her mother had died...

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Don Quimby
Overcoming Barriers - Believe You Can Achieve

At times, each of us thinks we have encountered what seems to be an impossible task to accomplish or a goal to achieve...

Kathleen Carpenter
Editor's epicks for June

Links to valuable resources located throughout Teachers.Net...

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Michael Moore

Calendar and Computations

Primary teachers are always looking for ways to spice up calendar time and to integrate as much curriculum as possible into those few daily moments...

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Panamalai R Guruprasad

Analysis of Whole Class Performance in Tests and Exams:
Shall I Be a Bird?

We are all aware of the importance of tests and exams in the academic life of a classroom. There are numerous strategies to analyze whole class performance based on individual scores obtained by pupils...

Chuck Brickman
How Do You Rate As A Proactive Teacher?

As another school year is about to come to a close it's a good time to reflect on how things went this year - or more importantly, what we want to do differently next year...

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by Joseph Mock
Ode to a Classroom

Dedicated to my wife, Sharon, at her retirement as a kindergarten teacher for 38 years

Farewell, Room!

Farewell and thanks for the warmth on gray winter days, and coolness during spring, and early summer...

Dean K. Boyd
CPS and Learning by Remote

"Mr. Boyd, are we using the remote thingy today?" came the question as I greeted my fourth grade students on a busy school morning in late February. The "remote thingy" as labeled by my pupil is the Classroom Performance System...

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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
    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