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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Today Is...

Ron Victoria

Today Is... (May 2008)

Daily Commemorations
by Ron Victoria
Regular Feature
May 1, 2008
Every day for years, Ron Victoria (AKA Ron/NJ) reported on the commemorations of the day on the Teachers.Net Golden Apples Chatboard. Now his many fans will find his Today is... for each month right here in the Teachers.Net Gazette!


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, and
Fungal Infection Awareness Month.

Today is...

May 1 is ... Mother Goose Day and
                  Save The Rhino Day
May 2 is ... Fire Day
May 3 is ... Lumpy Rug Day
May 4 is ... National Candied Orange Peel Day
May 5 is ... National Hoagie Day
May 6 is ... Beverage Day
May 7 is ... International Tuba, Paste Up, and
                  National Roast Leg of Lamb Days
May 8 is ... No Socks Day and
                   Have A Coke Day
May 9 is ... Lost Sock Memorial Day
May 10 is ... Clean Up Your Room Day
May 11 is ... Eat What You Want Day and
                   Twilight Zone Day
May 12 is ... Limerick Day
May 13 is ... Leprechaun Day
May 14 is ... National Dance Like A Chicken Day
May 15 is ... National Chocolate Chip Day
May 16 is ... Wear Purple For Peace Day (great color!)
May 17 is ... Pack Rat Day
May 18 is ... International Museum Day and
                   Visit Your Relatives Day
May 19 is ... Frog Jumping Jubilee Day
May 20 is ... Eliza Doolittle Day
May 21 is ... National Memo Day and
                    National Waitresses/Waiters Day
May 22 is ... Buy-A-Musical-Instrument Day
May 23 is ... Penny Day
May 24 is ... National Escargot Day
May 25 is ... National Tap Dance Day
May 26 is ... Grey Day
May 27 is ... Body Painting Arts Festival
May 28 is ... National Hamburger Day
May 29 is ... End Of The Middle Ages Day
May 30 is ... My Bucket's Got A Hole In It Day
May 31 is ... National Macaroon Day

Printable "Today Is" Calendar in pdf format

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