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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.6 No.3 March 2009

Cover Story by Graysen Walles
Teachers are Brave
Somewhere in this country a drive-by was avoided, a robbery was reconsidered, or a suicide attempt was abandoned because a teacher was willing to show up and make a difference in the classroom, administrative office, after school activity, or at the home of a child.

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Assessing for Student Learning

»The 21st Century Teaching-Learning Environment - (Think Outside the Classroom Box)Hal Portner
»Why Do You Teach?Sue Gruber
»Educating Homeless ChildrenLeah Davies
»Old School Progress ReportsTodd R. Nelson
»Habit vs. Awareness for the 3 Practices and for the Hierarchy of Social DevelopmentMarvin Marshall
»The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac
»Dear Barbara - Advice for SubsBarbara Pressman
»Global Travel GuruJosette Bonafino
»Tool & ToysRick Morris

»Economic Relief for TeachersTeachers.Net
»Fifty Years of TeachingBill Page
»Strange SignsTim Newlin
»A Dozen Surefire Tips To Maximize Flexible Grouping and Small Group LearningSusan Fitzell
»Time to Reward YourselfAlan Haskvitz
»March 2009 Writing PromptsJames Wayne
»Using Photographs To Inspire Writing VHank Kellner
»What’s Wrong With Teacher Education In This Country?Howard Seeman
»“Slumdog Millionaire” Teaches About Education, TooDorothy Rich
»Teachers’ Role in Improving Students’ Thinking Skills: Moving beyond the ‘sage on the stage’Ambreen Ahmed

»Apple Seeds: Inspiring QuotesBarb Stutesman
»Today Is... Daily CommemorationRon Victoria
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Teacher Blogs Showcase
»Liz Phillips' Printable Discipline Rubric
»Photo tour: 4th Grade Classroom
»Lessons, Resources and Theme Activities: March 2009
»Featured Lesson: Recognizing Bullying
»Modeling Guided Reading FAQ, Periodic Table of Videos – Fascinating Chemistry!, Carl Sagan - 4th Dimension Explanation, Parabolas in the Real World, Al Jolson sings - Brother Can You Spare a Dime?, Lovers’ Waltz - Casey Willis on violin, Meet Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
»Live on Teachers.Net: March 2009
»T-Netters Share Favorite Recipes
»Managing Hyperactive Students
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers
»This Board’s For Me!


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Cover Story by Graysen Walles

Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong

Contributors this month: Graysen Walles, Hal Portner, Sue Gruber, Leah Davies, Todd R. Nelson, Marvin Marshall, Marjan Glavac, Barbara Pressman, Josette Bonafino, Rick Morris, Bill Page, Tim Newlin, Susan Fitzell, Alan Haskvitz, James Wayne, Hank Kellner, Howard Seeman, Dorothy Rich, Ambreen Ahmed, Barb Stutesman, Ron Victoria, Liz Phillips, and YENDOR.

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Today Is...

Ron Victoria

Today Is... (March 2009)

Daily Commemorations
by Ron Victoria
Regular Feature
March 1, 2009
Every day for years, Ron Victoria (AKA Ron/NJ) reported on the commemorations of the day on the Teachers.Net Golden Apples Chatboard. Now his many fans will find his Today is... for each month right here in the Teachers.Net Gazette!

March is...

National nutrition month,

National women’s history month,

American Red Cross month,

Music in our schools month,

National eye donor month,

National craft month.

Mar. 1 is ... National Pig Day and
Peanut Butter Lover's Day
Mar. 2 is ... Old Stuff Day and
Read Across America Day
Mar. 3 is ... I Want You To Be Happy Day,
Peach Blossom Day, and
National Anthem Day
Mar. 4 is ... Holy Experiment Day
Mar. 5 is ... Multiple Personalities Day
Mar. 6 is ... National Frozen Food Day
Mar. 7 is ... National Crown Roast of Pork Day
Mar. 8 is ... Be Nasty Day
Mar. 9 is ... Panic Day
Mar. 10 is ... Festival of Life in the Cracks Day
Mar. 11 is ... Johnny Apple seed Day and
Worship of Tools Day
Mar. 12 is ... Alfred Hitchcock Day
Mar. 13 is ... Jewel Day
Mar. 14 is ... National Potato Chip Day
Mar. 15 is ... Buzzard's Day and
Everything You Think Is Wrong Day
Mar. 16 is ... Everything You Do Is Right Day
Mar. 17 is ... Submarine Day
Mar. 18 is ... Supreme Sacrifice Day
Mar. 19 is ... Poultry Day
Mar. 20 is ... Proposal Day and
Festival of Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
Mar. 21 is ... Fragrance Day
Mar. 22 is ... National Goof-off Day
Mar. 23 is ... National Organize Your Home Office Day and
National Chip and Dip Day
Mar. 24 is ... National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
Mar. 25 is ... Pecan Day and
Waffle Day
Mar. 26 is ... Make Up Your Own Holiday Day and
Spinach Festival Day
Mar. 27 is ... National "Joe" Day
Mar. 28 is ... Something on A Stick Day
Mar. 29 is ... Festival of Smoke and
Mirrors Day
Mar. 30 is ... I Am in Control Day
Mar. 31 is ... Bunsen Burner Day and
National Clams On The Half Shell Day

Printable "Today Is" Calendar in pdf format

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