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Volume 4 Number 3

Happy 7th Anniversary Teachers.Net...
March Columns
March Articles
March Regular Features
March Informational Items
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Also in this issue:

A First Day of School Script Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Using A Discipline Approach to Promote Learning Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
My Poor Teacher Can't Spell! 4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
Testing, 1-2-3! Postcard from Planet Esme - News from the world of children's books by Esmé Codell
March ~ The Perfect Time for a Fresh Start! Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers by Barbara Gruber and Sue Gruber
Need Something? Ask! Teachers As Learners by Hal Portner
There's a Book Inside of You Waiting To Come Out! eBook Authoring by Glenn F. Dietzel
Stop Underage Drinking Ask the School Psychologist by Beth Bruno
Debates in the Classroom---A List of Ten! The Eclectic Teacher by Ginny Hoover
Saving Drowning Babies is Not Always the Best Policy! Ed-Tech Talk by Dr. Rob Reilly
Art Sites 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
A New Twist on Featured Schools
Classroom Photos by Members of the Teachers.Net Community
March Poems
March, There Was Crimson Clash of War, The Peaceful Shepherd
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • Retirement Appreciation Seminar by Goose
  • Classroom Chuckles
  • Georgia's Head-tricks
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    Story Stew from the Lesson Bank
    Concentration Word Games
    Penguin Facts Study Sheet
    "Elmer" the Patchwork Elephant
    Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor

    The Teachers.Net Gazette is a cooperative publication by and for members of the Teachers.Net community. We accept for consideration brief articles (approximately 350-2500 words) on topics of interest to educators. Articles should be fully edited, spell checked, and ready for publication. Send submissions by e-mail to along with a brief biography written in third person. A digital photo (headshot) is desirable but optional. Teachers.Net reserves the right to edit articles accepted for publication.
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    Dave Melanson


    Ladies and gentleman, would you all please take a moment to raise your glasses with me in a toast to the finest website on the WWW...
    Cover Story

    Glenn Dietzel
    There's a Book Inside of You Waiting To Come Out!

    There is a book waiting to come out of every teacher and student. This column will present the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to show how you---and your students---can become published authors with eBook technology and leave a living legacy globally...


    Sue Gruber

    March ~ The Perfect Time for a Fresh Start!

    As each month of the school year ticks by, teachers get busier and busier. Teachers are never "done," but there are some things we can do to get control over the time we have. March is a marvelous month to make smart moves that will make the rest of the year go well...

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    Marjan Glavac
    Art Sites

    Each month Marjan Glavac, professional speaker, teacher and author, presents five websites for educators...

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    Hal Portner
    Need Something? Ask!

    I am an advocate of individualized professional development. I encourage teachers and administrators to supplement the professional development provided by their schools and districts by identifying and addressing their own specific professional growth needs. But individualizing doesn't mean you have to do it all alone. There is a lot of help out there --- if you ask for it!...

    Cheryl M. Sigmon
    My Poor Teacher Can't Spell!

    What we're modeling isn't misspellings. We're actually modeling strategies for how to handle misspellings while we're getting our ideas on paper. Just as we teach students what to do when they come to a word they don't know when they're reading, we also teach students what to do when they come to a word they can't spell in their writing...

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    Rob Reilly Ed.D.
    Saving Drowning Babies is Not Always the Best Policy!

    I am sure that educators need to be much more adept at enforcing, explaining, and creating policy than ever before. This seems more obvious in the technology realm than in rest of school in general...

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    Esmé Codell
    Testing, 1-2-3!

    Get those #2 pencils sharpened, folks, It's the bleary, weary time of year again! Never mind that you're classroom's so crowded that the fire marshall can't fit inside to give you a ticket, or that half your class only speaks Portuguese...

    Beth Bruno
    Stop Underage Drinking

    Alcohol abuse in the US has reached epidemic proportions. As the adults responsible for the wellbeing of our children, we need to take steps to prevent alcohol use and abuse by boys and girls under 21. A broad-based approach is needed...

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    Also in this issue:

    Happy 7th Anniversary Teachers.Net by Dave Melanson
    How Not to Get Into College: The Preoccupation with Preparation by Alfie Kohn
    No Child Left Behind or Leave the Thinking to Us by Simon Hole
    Greetings! - Update from Operation Deep Freeze by LT. Marshall Branch
    Technology Reform in Schools by Daisy Marie (Price) Hicks
    Special Skills for Classroom Management by Stelios Perdios
    Looking for a teaching job? Ten Tips for Job Hunters by LFSmith
    Gems of Wisdom from Joy Jones
    Featuring Past Author/Illustrator Chat Guests by Kathleen Alape Carpenter, Editor
    Editor's e-Picks - March Resources by Kathleen Alape Carpenter, Editor
    Spotlight on NEW CD Set - How to Improve Student Achievement from
    Living Up to David Ruggles by Caroline Edens Bundy
    Retirement Career Counseling by Dan Lukiv
    Addressing the Shuttle Tragedy by Zanada Maleki
    Novel Studies, Help students "switch on" to a novel by Margaret Veitch
    Student Stars Become Constellations by Jerry Taylor
    Pre-writing Center from Teachers.Net's Early Childhood Chatboard
    Odd Facts from the Second Grade Mailring
    Summer Professional Development Opportunities from: Research for Better Schools
    Recognizing Tomorrow's Leaders Today from: Dr. Marc Seligman - National School Yearbook
    Jimmy Jet and the Pledge of Allegiance from: Wonder-Books.Com
    Special CD Offer For Kindergarten Teachers from: MVO Records
    Special Offer for Teachers.Net Readers from: Harry K. Wong Publications
    Kids Fishing Program Announces New Sponsors from: Gordon Holland