June 2008
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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.6 June 2008

Cover Story by Alfie Kohn
Atrocious Advice from "Supernanny"
Behaviorism is as American as rewarding children with apple pie… but for how long does it work, and at what cost?

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Eight Year Summary of Articles, 2000 to 2008

»VisualizationMarvin Marshall
»Textmapping: Where Old Becomes NewCheryl Sigmon
»Administrative BroadwayTodd R. Nelson
»The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac
»Easy Ideas to Wrap up the YearSue Gruber
»Committees: Make Them More ProductiveHal Portner
»Helping Children Cope After DisasterLeah Davies

»The Dance of the Honeybee
»June 2008 Writing Prompts
»Your School's Mission in a Sound Bite
»The Medicalizing of Education
»I Used to Educate Students; Now I Prepare Them… for The Test
»A Great Model Of Differentiation
»Live Chat with Adora Svitak
»Making the Most of Summer To Prepare for the New School Year

»Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids
»Candles of Inspiration: June 2008
»Teachers.Net Craft Favorite: Father's Day Project
»Featured Lessons, Resources and Theme Activities: June 2008
»Video Bytes: The human cost of war, in song, Literacy centers and more...
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration for June 2008
»Live on Teachers.Net: June 2008
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers
»What are some things you absolutely DO NOT miss about teaching?
»How Many Years Did It Take You to Get It Together?
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Cover Story by Alfie Kohn

Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong

Contributors this month: Marvin Marshall,Cheryl Sigmon, Marjan Glavac, Todd R. Nelson, Hal Portner, Leah Davies,Tim Newlin, James Wayne, James Burns, Alan Haskvitz, Bill Page, Barb Stutesman, Ron Victoria, and YENDOR.

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Harry & Rosemary Wong

Eight Year Summary of Articles

As you look over the eight years of articles, there are two recurrent themes: Effective teachers can implement, and Effective teachers are proactive....

Helping Children Cope After A Natural Disaster

Helping children overcome emotional problems in the wake of a disaster is a considerable task for parents, teachers, and mental health professionals.

By Leah Davies

Promoting Learning & Discipline


Visualization activities make brain compatible learning easy, fun, and engaging.

By Dr. Marvin Marshall

Administrative Broadway

From David Letterman's pay phones, to a student's "mooning," to tragedy among the staff, this school principal documents the risky and rewarding journey through a routine week on the job.

By Todd Nelson

Teaching Literacy

Textmapping: Where the Old Becomes New Again

Cheryl explains how textmapping on paper scrolls is an effective graphic organizer that assists in teaching reading.

By Cheryl Sigmon

The Busy Educator
The Busy Educator's June Five

From turning waste into art, to science news and reviews and a lesson plan creation site for teachers - there's something for everyone!

By Marjan Glavac


Clip Art Corner
The Dance of the Honeybee

Bees need to tell each other where to find flowers. To do this they perform a dance right at the entrance to the hive when they return.

From the Archives
Making the Most of Summer to Prepare for the New School Year

Teachers share their best ideas about what you can do during summer break to make the next school year the best one yet!

Craft Favorite
Father's Day Project

From the Teachers.Net Archives, a Father's Day project and poem sure to captivate any Dad.

Collective Wisdom
How Many Years Did It Take You to Get It Together?

Here's what veteran educators said when asked, "How many years before you came into your own as a teacher?"

Teachers.Net Community

Mission Statements

A school's mission statement could be described as a philosophical road map developed to guide and inspire.

The Teachers.Net Community

Streaming Video
Teachers.Net Video Bytes

The human cost of war, in song; Components of perfect literacy centers; Teachers on a picket line; Campaign to opt out of high stakes tests; Google docs; Using trigonometry to plot a river crossing.

Cover Story: Alfie Kohn

Bad Advice from Supernanny

Behaviorism is as American as rewarding children with apple pie… but for how long does it work, and at what cost?


The Medicalizing of Education

For inattentive and out-of-control students, are we turning too quickly to medication instead of expecting individual accountability and self-control?

By James Burns

Committees: Make Them More Productive

Are committee assignments a waste of your valuable time? Not if you implement the plans outlined here!

By Hal Portner

A Great Model Of Differentiation

The secret to differentiating instruction and motivating students just might be found in extra-curricular activities.

Bill Page

June Writing Prompts

A treasure trove of fascinating facts to prompt students' writing! Learn on what date in June the first night baseball game was played in 1883; when and what aviation accident happened in 1785 and much more...

By Jim Wayne

Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids

From the Teachers.Net community, a fine selection of printables for educators. Just click and print!

The Teachers.Net Community

I Used to Educate Students; Now I Prepare Them… for The Test

I used to educate my students, have them learn by doing, and enjoy seeing them actually improve society by applying what they learned to solve real problems. I don’t have time to do that now.

By Alan Haskvitz

Candles of Inspiration
June Candles of Inspiration

Just when I thought I was at my proverbial low, he tossed this note at me…

Collective Wisdom
What Is It About Teaching That Keeps You Going?

Teachers bare their souls to explain what keeps them going in spite of all the challenges they face on the job.

Teachers.Net Community

Live Event
Live Chat
with Adora Svitak

Child prodigy, author, presenter Adora Svitak (age 10) chatted with Teachers.Net about her writing process, and what she tells other children about writing during her videoconferences.

Teachers.Net Community

Barb S. HS/MI
Apple Seeds
Today Is...
June Events
Live Chats

The Teachers.Net Newsdesk

Teachers.Net Chatboard Poll

The Lighter Side of Teaching

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