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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
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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

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This month's offerings;
Adjectives Worksheet
Ladybug Pattern
An End of the School Year Test for First Grade
Writing Checklist
Word Family House
Poem Form...

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Barb Erickson

Apple Seeds for April

Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
~ Plato

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
~ George S. Patton...

Ron Victoria's
Today Is...

May is...
Better Sleep Month,
National Good Car Care Month,
National Photo Month,
National Salad Month,
National Egg Month,
National Barbecue Month,
Revise Your Work Schedule Month,
Date Your Mate Month,
National Hamburger Month,
Fungal Infection Awareness Month...

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Handy Teacher Recipes

This month:
Caterpillar Cake
Mrs. Ferguson's Snickerdoodles
Dirt pudding...

Totally off the record

No More Lip Prints
Our middle school in Oregon was faced with a unique problem. A number of girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom...

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Georgia Hedrick
Georgia's NCLB Head-Tricks

When you think your child has a stuttering problem...


10. Your mom must be so ashamed.

9. Your brother was MUCH smarter...

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Also in this issue:


  • Poems Written by Teachers

  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead

  • On Intermural Sports At All Levels
  • Observing an Outstanding Teacher
  • PLUS

  • Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
  • May's Featured School
  • Classroom Photos
  • Classroom Crafts
  • Upcoming Ed Conferences
  • Letters to the Editor
    Overworked and Under-appreciated - A Tribute to Teachers by Don Quimby
    Learning Simulations Add to Classroom Lessons by Lanny Sorenson
    14 Steps to Teacher Assertiveness - How to cope with difficult parents, principals and staff members by Mike Moore
    Early Years Are Learning Years - Learning through Water Play from: National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Pupil Personality Profile by P R Guruprasad
    End of Year Gift Ideas for Young Students from the Teachers.Net Kindergarten Chatboard
    Millionaires Receive Tax Break While More Children Enter Poverty fromThe Children's Defense Fund
    Eating Disorders: A Multi-Discipline Approach to the Kate Moss "Wispy Waif " Syndrome by Dr. Catherine Sagan
    Editor's epicks for May by Kathleen Alape Carpenter
    A Note To Young Immigrants by Mitali Perkins
    Ladybug Poems and Activities from the Teachers.Net Community
    A Step by Step Writing Guide for Students - Writing About a Character (Fourth Grade) by Barbara D. Martin
    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