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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Book Basket Labels
Organize your classroom library with these incredibly engaging and attractive labels created by high energy third grade teacher Beth Newingham.





Daily 5 Log
On the Kindergarten Chatboard (, a teacher asked, "What is the Daily 5? It seems to be talked about a lot on this board and I'd like to see what it's all about." Chris responded, "It's basically a management system for language arts time. It slowly introduces kids to five different activities: read to self, read to someone, listen to reading (listening center), writing, and word work. The emphasis seems to be on getting kids to do these activities independently, freeing up the teacher to work with small groups, while everyone is engaged in meaningful activities."

Siouxsan responded with additional information and her helpful Daily 5 Log Sheet:
"I made a Daily 5 log sheet (a way for kids to chart what they do during the Daily 5). My kids do not stay at one section for a set time, they move when they feel finished. I also made a folder, with word work sheets to do on their own, based on skill level. I have word work activities set out each day and the story ready to listen to."

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End of the Year First Grade Memory Book
This next printable was created by Mary Miller. It is a clever idea to use at the end of the year with first graders. Students are given an opportunity to display many of the skills they've learned throughout the year, have fun, and create a keepsake all at the same time.

This file is printed in landscape and back-to-back. You can set these conditions in your printer's properties. Your printer will print half of the file and then prompt you to flip the pages so the back sides can be printed. When the printing is done, fold the pages in half and staple the book together in the fold.

Money Budget Lesson Plan
Created by Darcy Esparza, a former TV news producer who began working toward certification as a teacher at the age of 36. Darcy is currently a substitute teacher and math tutor and is looking forward to having her own classroom where we're sure she will implement lots of creative ideas such as the Budget Lesson presented here in the form of printable worksheets.

The American Flag
With Flag Day on the 14th of June and the 4th of July just around the corner, this printable flag may come in handy.

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