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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
Gazette Back Issues
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Letters to the Editor...

I have an eight year old son. I've been
told by several people including his
teacher and family doctor that he has ADD.
I am a teacher's aide so I am familar with
the signs. I do think he is ADD. The doctor
tried to put him on Concerta. My son would
not/could not swallow the pill. We tried
everything (putting in jello, ice cream and
applesauce). We used a straw finally after
nothing else would work. We were able to
blow the pill down his throat 3 days in a
row. He then put up a fight about that. We
are so frustrated! How can we get him the
help he needs? He will be in Third grade
next year. I heard about a medicine called
Focus Factor. It was on a paid
advertisement commercial. Have you ever
heard of this? If so, what do you know
about it? From what I understand, there is
a chewable. This would be fantastic!
Please advise me. I am desperate to help my


Beth Thrasher
Hoopeston Area Schools

Beth Thrasher,,

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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