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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.6 No.6 June 2009

Cover Story by Graysen Walles
Teaching – The Power of Influence
The impact of teaching is clear, and the influence of the profession is immeasurable. All it takes is one moment, one situation, one discussion to turn the life of a young learner.

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Nine Year Summary of Articles, 2000 to 2009
On April 26, 2009, President Obama hosted the four 2009 finalists for America’s top national teaching honor, the National Teacher of the Year award. Alex Kajitani, who teaches mathematics at Mission Middle School in the Escondido Union (Elementary) School District in San Diego County was one of the four finalists.

»The Three R’s for Summer— Rest, Relax and Recharge! Sue Gruber
»Buddy Programs for Elementary Schools Leah Davies
»Moving to September Todd R. Nelson
»Ronald Reagan and the Art of Influence Marvin Marshall
»The Busy Educator's Monthly Five Marjan Glavac
»Substitute issues: Bathroom Passes & Anger Management Barbara Pressman
»Preparing Students for Travel: Films and Immunizations Josette Bonafino
»A Message to Share with Parents about Summer Learning Dorothy Rich
»Classroom Clean-Up and Clay in a Can Rick Morris

»Schools and Filters: Ice Age, the Meltdown Matt Levinson
»Effort: It Can be Taught! Deborah Granger
»Homework: Damned if you do, and if you don’t Alan Haskvitz
»Parents Are Recruits, Teachers Are Responsible, Kids Are Victims, and Schools Are Culpable For At-Risk Problems Bill Page
»12 Ways to Stop Conflict in its Tracks! Susan Fitzell
»Using Photographs To Inspire Writing VIII Hank Kellner
»The Writing on the Wall Tim Newlin
»More Brain Teasers Steve Sherman
»Teacher of Facts - and of Life Rachelle Ann A. Abad
»Grant Writing Tips Kimberly McCloud
»Bald is Beautiful! Teachers, Students Lose Locks to Fight Childhood Cancer David Peter Marchesseault

»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes Barb Stutesman
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration Ron Victoria
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Video Bytes; Literacy Empowers (Illiteracy Awareness), The Underground Railroad, Wikis in Plain English - CommonCraft tutorial, Twitter in Plain English – a CommonCraft tutorial, Naturally 7 music group on Tavis Smiley Show, Tour the International Space Station!
»Teacher Blogs Showcase
»Printable - Ice Cream in a Baggie Recipe
»Featured Lessons, Wisdom from the Chat Achives, and Timely Printables Especially for June!
»What Is A Document Camera? What Does It Do?
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Cover Story by Graysen Walles

Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong

Contributors this month: Graysen Walles, Sue Gruber, Leah Davies, Todd R. Nelson, Marvin Marshall, Marjan Glavac, Barbara Pressman, Josette Bonafino, Dorothy Rich, Rick Morris, Matt Levinson, Deborah Granger, Alan Haskvitz, Bill Page, Susan Fitzell, Hank Kellner, Tim Newlin, Steve Sherman, Rachelle Ann A. Abad, Kimberly McCloud, David Peter Marchesseault, Barb Stutesman, Ron Victoria, and BattleShip Ron.

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by BattleShip Ron
Regular contributor to the Gazette
June 1, 2009

Literacy Empowers (Illiteracy Awareness)
Illiteracy is a plague that affects 600 million Asians. It hinders development and progress. It is the root of poverty and exploitation.Raise awareness. Literacy empowers. Footage by Giovanni Compiled by Chichi and Yashika (gr. 11) Narrated by Vikram (gr. 3) Singapore American School - Modern Asian Perspectives Class (3:09)

The Underground Railroad
Mini-course on the Underground Railroad effort to transport slaves to freedom. (8:06)

Wikis in Plain English - CommonCraft tutorial
A short explanation of wikis and how they can be used to coordinate a group. (3:52)

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About BattleShip Ron (aka “BSR”) in his own words...

I came to Teachers.Net right after 9/11 looking for teachers that would be interested in having their class send thank you cards to world leaders for their sympathy and support after the attacks on our country. It wasn't huge success but some teachers participated and I think it helped with the healing process that was desperately needed.

I am not teacher, but many on the chatboards have told me that, though I don’t have a license to teach, they have learned much from my contributions.

I was born in N.J. and later as an adult moved to Cape Canaveral Florida, home of the Kennedy Space Center and the space shuttles. Cocoa Beach is just down the street from me, where the 1960's sitcom I Dream of Jennie took place.

I love living here in Florida. It gives me the chance to work, vacation and retire a little everyday. I feel lucky to be able to witness live space shuttle and rocket launches. I've learned much about the process of launching humans into space and enjoying bringing that knowledge to teachers here at T-net.

My profession is in print media where I have worked most of my life. I enjoy photography. I like making Cross Eye 3D photos and lately, recording videos. I enjoy computer video games and the challenge of having a computer that can run them.

I have two sons and between them both I’ve been gifted with 5 grandchildren and another on the way.

I’m single now and I love it! I live just upstairs from where I work and I ride my bicycle just about anywhere I need to go. I don’t own a car but will rent one when I need it.

I never eat at home which frees up my refrigerator for valuables when I need to evacuate during a hurricane.

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