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Volume 4 Number 3

Happy 7th Anniversary Teachers.Net...
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
March Columns
March Regular Features
March Informational Items
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Spotlight on NEW CD Set
How to Improve Student Achievement with Harry Wong


Announcing the release of a brand new set of CDs featuring Harry Wong, the most sought after speaker in education today. You will laugh, cry, and walk away proud to be teachers. The delivery is spellbinding and the stories are mind opening.

In this 2 CD set with 3 full hours of time, you are invited to steal from Harry Wong the secrets of effective teaching for all grade levels. The tapes are more than inspiring, much more than motivating. You will learn how effective teachers

  • establish procedures during the first minutes, the first hour, the very first days of school.
  • run classrooms in which students are working and productive.
  • reduce discipline problems
  • establish a culture of learning.
  • turn existing research into effective practices.
  • raise expectations and help students meet standards.
  • write lesson objectives and design effective lessons.
  • communicate expectations to students and to their parents.
  • use bellwork for a productive start to every class, every day.
  • write meaningful assignments.
  • grade student work.
  • use Support Groups and Support Buddies for cooperative learning.
  • avoid the 5 wrong reasons to write a test.
  • deal with at risk and ADHD students.
  • put students in absolute control of their own learning.
  • use Internet sites for their own professional development.
  • how to invest in your own life to be a happy, fulfilled, effective educator.

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