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TEACHERS.NET GAZETTE
MAY 2001
Volume 2 Number 5

COVER STORY
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....
COLUMNS
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
ARTICLES
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
REGULAR FEATURES
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
Gazette Back Issues
Gazette Home Delivery:

Letters to the Editor...
ESL Students

School policy dictates that all students be
treated equally. But is it equitable to
punish students for not knowing English?

If students with grades of CCCD and AAAF are
not allowed to be in after school clubs or
sports, it is because we want them to do
better academically. This is fine for
American students.

ESL students need to learn English as fast
as possible and socialize into the
community. They need be with American
students as much as possible in order to do
this.

It is hurting them academically and socially
to use their grades as an excuse to wall
them off from the American kids.

They need a 2 year grace period to improve
their language and social skillls. Why do
the speakers and research articles fall on
deaf ears? Who would it hurt to do this?

It is indefensable not to allow thsee
students access to the Internet, to force
them to use Apple II's, to not have books
for them, to not give them credit for work
done in their home countries, to give them
the most inexperienced teachers, to not
allow their teacher to talk to the guidance
counselors or see their files, to give them
detention, suspend them, and expel them in
short order.

But maybe this is not how it is done in
other districts, or is it?

Thank you.

tom harrison, tjjhjr@netscape.net,
5/16/01

This month's letters:

  • ADD, 5/30/01, by Beth Thrasher.
  • Parochial/Private School Chatboard, 5/29/01, by Wondering.
  • Alternative Education, 5/22/01, by Gary Chance(woodbutcher).
  • Cover story by the Wongs, 5/20/01, by Tom Kelly.
  • Job Hunting, 5/16/01, by Heather Barrick.
  • ESL Students, 5/16/01, by tom harrison.
  • Censorship, 5/15/01, by Robert Zimmerman.

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