May 2008
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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.5 May 2008

Cover Story by Todd R. Nelson
Only a School. Only a Teacher.
School is still, at its heart, a dance of men and women of character. A school is its teachers.

Harry & Rosemary Wong
An Amazing Kindergarten Teacher
I use modified modeling to teach my students the correct procedures. Instead of just telling, I act out the wrong way first....

Promoting Responsibility - Or How Not ToMarvin Marshall
Differentiated Instruction & Ability GroupingCheryl Sigmon
The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac
Counting the days yet?Barbara & Sue Gruber
Problem-Based Learning, Part 3Hal Portner
Successful TeachersLeah Davies

'Subprime' Is Voted "Word Of The Year" For 2007
May 2008 Writing Prompts
Use Math's Magic to Intrigue Students Solving Linear Equations
I Choose Teaching - A Meaningful Career
Teacher Appreciation Day: Not Nearly Enough
Treating All Students With Dignity
Two Teachers, Two Philosophies, One Result
Favorite Teacher Appreciation Activities
Academic Writing Guidelines
What is an Effective Teacher?
Drexel Online Education Program

Candles of Inspiration: May 2008
Featured Lessons: May 2008
Video Bytes: A Hidden Lesson, Baptism By Fire, Mom and more...
Today Is... Daily Commemoration for May 2008
Live on Teachers.Net: May 2008
The Lighter Side of Teaching
Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers
Is a school only as good as the teachers in it?
Teachers' Best Teachers
What Is It About Teaching That Keeps You Going?
Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Gazette Newsdesk

Expanding the Pool of Qualified Educators

Drexel Online offers education programs, increasing options for future educators.
From the News Desk
March 1, 2008
Philadelphia, PA – April 2, 2008 - Drexel University Online, a pioneer in internet-based education programs, aims to provide quality education options to busy educators seeking to excel within the education field. According to the National Center for Education Statistics 2008, nationwide, 2.4 million teachers will be needed in the next 11 years due to growing enrollment and class size reduction efforts.

“With a growing demand for more teachers, it is important for us to provide programs for students to gain the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the field of education,” said Dr. William Lynch, director of Drexel University’s School of Education, which was recently ranked among “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2008” by U.S.News & World Report.

Drexel Online enrolls approximately 800 education students per year. “The ease of online courses facilitated the completion of my coursework while working full-time,” said Amy Shipley, a Drexel Online graduate, and a fully-licensed biology teacher in Virginia.

Drexel Online offers a host of online Master’s, Bachelor’s and Certificate programs, including a B.S. in Education, M.S. in the Science of Instruction, M.S. in Higher Education, and an M.S. in Educational Administration: Collaborative Leadership. Drexel University also offers an online Post-Bachelor’s Teaching Certificate program, which is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and seek to qualify for state teacher certification at the elementary or secondary education levels.

All online programs are developed and taught by Drexel’s nationally renowned faculty. Students have 24/7 online access to class materials, group discussion, instructor feedback and exams.

"The education programs offer the perfect combination of quality and convenience for working adults,” says Dr. Kenneth Hartman, academic director at Drexel Online. “A world class degree program is now just a ‘click away’ for students interested in obtaining the skills and knowledge necessary to be leaders and administrators in the field of education.”

Applications for Drexel's online education degree programs are now being accepted. Online class space is limited. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to ensure availability on their preferred start date. For more information , visit, email, or call (877) 215-0009.


About Drexel University Online:

Drexel University Online, winner of the 2006 21st Century Best Practice Award for Distance Learning from the United States Distance Learning Association, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drexel University, specializing in innovative, Internet-based distance education programs for working professionals and corporations in the United States and abroad. Drexel University is continually ranked one of the best national doctoral universities by U.S. News & World Report and enjoys regional accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools. A pioneer in online education, Drexel has offered programs online since 1996.

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