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Volume 4 Number 5

Too many people in the general public continue to think that teaching is a job that anyone can do. Wrong! Teaching is a special calling. Teaching is a mission.
Overworked and Under- appreciated - A Tribute to Teachers...
May Columns
May Articles
May Regular Features
May Informational Items
Gazette Home Delivery:

Millionaires Receive Tax Break While More Children Enter Poverty
from The Children's Defense Fund

The Bush Administration's January 2003 tax package would give $62,500 on average to each millionaire even if its featured stock dividends tax break is eliminated, according to calculations by the Children's Defense Fund...

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Early Years Are Learning Years
Learning through Water Play

from National Association for the Education of Young Children

Nice weather brings many opportunities for fun and learning through water play. Puddles, spray bottles, garden sprinklers, water tables, and wading pools naturally fascinate young children...

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End of Year Gift Ideas for Young Students
from the Teachers.Net Kindergarten Chatboard

Do you give your students anything at the end of the year? I would appreciate any ideas...

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Eating Disorders: A Multi-Discipline Approach to the Kate Moss "Wispy Waif " Syndrome
by Dr. Catherine Sagan

Two evidently frightened sophomores sat on the edge of their counselor's couch. "Dr. Guberman, you've GOT to get in there right away! It's really bad. Jenna is throwing up like crazy."...

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Don Quimby

Overworked and Under-appreciated - A Tribute to Teachers

Today, the hurdles teachers face in their effort to encourage young learners to become all that they are capable of becoming are far more stress producing than ever before...

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Lanny Sorenson
Learning Simulations Add to Classroom Lessons

Learning Simulations are all around us. The military uses them. Video games are simulations, with one of the most popular ones called by a shortened version of the word "simulation" itself...

Kathleen Carpenter
Editor's epicks for May

35 links to valuable resources located throughout Teachers.Net and elsewhere.

  • From the Lessons Bank
  • Articles
  • From the Meeting Archives
  • and
  • Other Helpful Links

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Mike Moore

14 Steps to Teacher Assertiveness
How to cope with difficult parents, principals and staff members

Teaching has become a highly stressful and unhappy profession for many. I have heard teachers say repeatedly that teaching isn't fun any more...

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P R Guruprasad

Pupil Personality Profile

The sheet can be sent to parents along with the academic progress report cards and feedback invited from them. This can lead to parent teacher collaboration towards desired objectives...

Mitali Perkins
A Note To Young Immigrants

How do immigrant students straddle the worlds of home and school? An Indian-American author/educator describes the mixed blessing of an immigrant childhood for the next generation...

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From The Teachers.Net Community
Ladybug Poems and Activities

When strolling through the garden
If you should chance to see
A ladybug out walking,
Please say 'Hi!' for me...

Barbara D. Martin
A Step by Step Writing Guide for Students - Writing About a Character

1. Choose a story that you like--your paper will be more interesting for you to write, and you will do a better job!...

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Also in this issue:
Applying for a Teaching Job in a Tight Market, Part 1 Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Listening Lessons -- How to Help Kids Learn and Comprehend Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
Streamlining the Writing Block 4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
Extreme Reading! Postcard from Planet Esme - News from the world of children's books by Esmé Codell
Springtime Learning Clubs---Simple Solutions to Spring Fever! Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers by Barbara Gruber and Sue Gruber
SGID: Teachers Learn From Student Feedback -- Small Group Instructional Diagnosis Leads to Increased Learning Teachers As Learners by Hal Portner
There's A Book Inside of You! - You Reflect On Your Idea eBook Authoring by Glenn F. Dietzel
Hassles on the School Bus Ask the School Psychologist by Beth Bruno
It's That Time Again, Ginny's List of Ten The Eclectic Teacher by Ginny Hoover
I Retired From 'Teaching' Back in 2009 and Now I'm Back! - Reporting from the future (Part 2) Ed-Tech Talk by Dr. Rob Reilly
Language Arts Sites Part 1 The Busy Educator's Monthly Five (5 Sites for Busy Educators) by Marjan Glavac
Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
Featured School
Classroom Photos by Members of the Teachers.Net Community
Poems Written by Teachers
10 Brave Substitute Teachers and I Love You
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • No More Lip Prints
  • YENDOR'S Top Ten
  • Georgia's NCLB Head-Tricks
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    Adjectives Worksheet
    Ladybug Pattern
    An End of the School Year Test for First Grade
    Writing Checklist
    Word Family House
    Poem Form
    Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor
    On intermural sports at all levels by L. Swilley
    Observing an Outstanding Teacher from The Teachers.Net Substitute Teachers' Chatboard
    FYI helps kids, parents and educators find inspiration, activities and a sense of purpose during uncertain times from:
    Online Fishing Derby Locator Connects Youth With Over 1,800 Events from: Hooked On Fishing International