|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|
|»||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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A speaker who will inspire, an art project that will excite, a deal that will save you money, and a book that will challenge your thinking
June 1, 2008
Motivational Keynote Speaker Available July/August 2008!
Just back from presenting to 700 educators in New Brunswick, Canada, author, educator and motivational speaker Marjan Glavac announces that he is booking appearances in the U.S. and Canada and beyond for July and August 2008, showing educators "How To Inspire Students To Do Their Best."
According to Marjan Glavac, from his keynote address, teachers and school administrators will learn:
Marjan Glavac has worked on the front lines of teaching as a full time elementary classroom teacher for 27 years. He has written 3 books and co-authored a 6-hour teleseminar. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Seeks Teachers for Pilot Program
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is working to provide great resources for teachers all over the country and is looking for 4th grade teachers to pilot their latest project. See Superhighway Scholars http://americanart.si.edu/education/rs/
The project website is based on artwork in their collection that depicts the United States, and encourages students to relate their knowledge of state history in creating their own state-specific collage. The site has had a soft launch and is seeking content from classes that have studied state history this year!
It is a simple concept. An artist named Nam June Paik created a video sculpture of the United States with neon surrounding each state. The states are filled with his representation in the form of single channel videos that are played on televisions in each state. Students are asked to create their own static collage of their state making decisions about what they’d use to visually represent the place they live based on what they have learned about their home state.
Be some of the first (and the very first in your state) to try it! For additional information email Patrick Martin firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Lights of El Milagro by Kevin W. Riley, Ed.D Promotes Public School Reform
The Lights of El Milagro by Dr. Kevin Riley not only tells the story of Mueller Charter School’s transformation, but it shares its template for success, which the author says enables public schools across the nation to make essential changes in their educational strategies, exemplified by Mueller’s Resiliency Quadrant System.
The principal of Mueller for the past eight years, Riley took advantage of the autonomy provided through California’s charter law to make what he saw as much-needed changes in a school that was once one of the lowest-achieving in San Diego County. His vision and efforts, along with those of his dedicated team, turned Mueller around so completely that it has been branded as “El Milagro”—the miracle.
Riley criticizes the public school system for its unwillingness to change despite evidence that many of the existing educational policies and practices do not work. He says that The Lights of El Milagro provides innovative alternatives that will benefit not only every school, but also every child.
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An educator in San Diego County for nearly 30 years, Kevin W. Riley, Ed.D, has worked in six different school districts in a variety of positions. He served as a race and human relations consultant for San Diego Unified School District and as the director for San Diego County’s Juvenile Court and Community Schools. His articles in The Charter Journal and Leadership magazine have been influential in promoting change in public schools, his passion. He lives with his wife and teenage children, in San Diego, Calif.