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Volume 4 Number 3

Happy 7th Anniversary Teachers.Net...
March Columns
March Articles
March Regular Features
March Informational Items
Gazette Home Delivery:

Also in this issue:

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
    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

    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.
    Kathleen Carpenter - Editor in Chief
    Mary Miehl - Technical Editor

    Tips for Getting Published

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

    I intend to show educators how to become published authors using eBook technology. There are 10 steps in the eBook authoring process and in the coming months, each step will be presented...

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

    All at once, I've been besieged by emails concerning spelling in the Writing Block at upper grades. Nancy, a fourth grade teacher in New York, who's enjoying her move to Four-Blocks wrote, "Cheryl, do you think it's important that we misspell words in our model writing daily?...

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    Harry & Rosemary Wong
    A First Day of School Script

    Effective teachers have a plan for every day of the year and especially one for the first day of school to start everything correctly. There is nothing that will take students into orbit faster than to suspect that a teacher is not organized...

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    Dr. Marvin

    Using a Discipline Approach to Promote Learning

    Read how a simple discipline system is used to tap into internal motivation to promote learning...
    a letter sent from a teacher to another teacher...


    Sue Gruber

    March ~ The Perfect Time for a Fresh Start!

    You started the school year with a tidy desk---now it looks like a paper drive! Having to search for things is so frustrating and time-consuming! Take time now to reorganize your desk so you can work smarter, not harder...

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    Hal Portner
    Need Something? Ask!

    The most direct way to ask for something is, of course, face-to-face. But there are other ways teachers have found to ask for help...

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    Esmé Codell
    Testing, 1-2-3!

    The school community in Testing Miss Malarkey by Judy Finchler, illustrated by Kevin O'Malley really knows how to prepare for an exam. With the The Instructional Performance Through Understanding (IPTU) test looming on the horizon...

    Beth Bruno
    Stop Underage Drinking

    One of the most common stories I hear among my kids' college friends, no matter what school they attend, is that alcohol is available everywhere, despite the fact that most students are not of legal drinking age...

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

    The act of policy making is typically not an easy task. There are so many facets to anything that needs to be regulated by policy that creating a regulatory (or explanatory) mechanism is highly problematic...

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    Ginny Hoover
    Debates in the Classroom---
    A List of Ten!

    With the world situations being as they are, a strategy that is quite effective to explore controversial subjects---debate.

    Classroom debates need not be formal, but they need to follow some basic rules before they occu...

    Marjan Glavac

    Art Sites

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

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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