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MAY 2001
Volume 2 Number 5

Harry & Rosemary Wong offer advice on motivating your students. Tune in to this month's Gazette cover story and pick up tips from the experts to enhance your students' performance....
Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
Alfie Kohn Article
4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
School Psychologist by Beth Bruno
BCL Classroom by Kim Tracy
Around the Block With...
The Unsinkable Sub
Interview: Cheryl Sigmon
Role Of The Online Teacher
Browser Maintenance
Poetic License Information
Learning Improvement Tools
Mars Society Contest For Students
Book Review: Cloud Woman
Family Library Visit
Stellar Walk of Fame
Emotions of A Sight Impaired Child
SFA and Research
Poll: Do You Hoard Supplies?
Upcoming Ed Conferences
Humor from the Classroom
Letters to the Editor
New in the Lesson Bank
Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
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Tapping Memory In Time For Testing...
Testing time can cause anxiety with everyone. Testing should be viewed as a time to Celebrate Learning; a time to review the topics that have been covered during the semester or year. Summertime is standing outside the classroom windows beckoning for students and teachers to come out to play....

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Your Family's Weekly Library Visit...
I recommend one activity that has the potential to make a tremendous difference: Make it a family practice to visit your local library once a week and have each child check out as many books as he can carry....

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Harry & Rosemary Wong: How to Motivate Your Students
There are many ways to excite, influence, and motivate students and one of the best techniques is the use of a discrepant event. A discrepant event is something that doesn't make sense to the mind, even while starring at it in disbelief. This kernel of skepticism is enough to peak any student's curiosity. When presented with these, they all scream "why, why, why?" And as effective teachers know, you never tell them why, because once you have them involved and interested you can do anything you want with them....
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Reflection And Self-Evaluation
Reflection is necessary for long-term memory reinforcement. Its absence in the learning process can be likened to chewing - but not swallowing.... (part one of two) Full story
Speaking the Same Language: Blocktalk
Is it a foreign language or a global language? Are we handicapped or challenged? Do we have teaching aides, paraprofessionals, or assistants in our classes...?
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Around the Block with the Chatroom!
Teaching is sometimes a lonely, solitary profession. If you are lucky you will find one or two teachers at your school to form a bond with and discuss common issues. Having a strong support network of teachers, such as those found in the chatroom, is one of the most amazing benefits of chatting. I know that when I've had a good day or bad, I can tell my chatfriends all about it. They will offer sympathy or suggestions or words of cheer....
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Gender Equity on the 'Net
It's 10:00 p.m. and your daughter is on AOL. Is she talking about boys with her best cyberbuddy in Duluth or is she swapping HTML and Javascript tips with other Net teens, male and female alike...?
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An End To The SAT
One imagines the folks at the College Board blushing deeply when, a few years back, they announced that the "A" in SAT no longer stood for "Aptitude...."
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