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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.6 No.5 May 2009

Cover Story by Matt Levinson
Schools and Facebook: Moving Too Fast,
or Not Fast Enough?
Schools can draw a line in the sand, with zero tolerance rules written into school handbooks, or they can shift with the changing sands of social networking and utilize social networking and Facebook to enhance teaching and learning.

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Teachers Are the Greatest Assets
On the first day of school, the teacher across the hall commented to me that my students are "always so good!" It's not the students; it's the procedures that have proven to work. The First Days of School helps me to manage my class, so that I can be an effective teacher.

»Comedy Highlights from Room K-1! Sue Gruber
»What Will Your Students Remember? Leah Davies
»My Mrs. Krikorian Todd R. Nelson
»Discipline Is a Liberating Word Marvin Marshall
»The Busy Educator's Monthly Five Marjan Glavac
»Help! Too Much Talk! Not Enough Work! Barbara Pressman
»Mayan Sites and Paris Easy on the Purse Josette Bonafino
»The Little Things that Count in Our Schools: Doing Something Different, Simple and Powerful Cheryl Sigmon
»Teacher Morale Matters Dorothy Rich
»Team Management - It’s in the Cards Rick Morris
»Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century Hal Portner

»The Document Camera: A Better Way to Present! Joe Frisk
»Need a Teaching Job? Here’s Where to Find One Alan Haskvitz
»Make Twitter an Ally in the Classroom! Alan Haskvitz
»Teaching Is... Bill Page
»Celebrating True Heroes Graysen Walles
»Digital Pens & Touch-Screens Tim Newlin
»12 Ways to Improve and Enhance Your Paraprofessional- Teacher Experience Susan Fitzell
»May 2009 Writing Prompts James Wayne
»Using Photographs To Inspire Writing VII Hank Kellner
»How to Increase the Number of Physics and Chemistry Majors Stewart E. Brekke
»Bibliotherapy Booklist for Elementary Students Lisa Bundrick
»8 Ways to Make Math Magical at School Steve Sherman
»5 Brainteasers Steve Sherman
»What Will You Do For Shy Kids? Marjie Braun Knudsen

»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes Barb Stutesman
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration Ron Victoria
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Photo Tour: 3rd Grade Classroom
»Teacher Blogs Showcase
»Carol Goodrow's Kids Running Printables
»Dolch word activities, end of first grade test, first grade memory book, map and geography lessons for all levels, IEP progress, and graduation ceremonies songs
»Video Bytes; Are You Going to Finish Strong?, Antarctica, Ted Talks - Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?, How Big Is Will?, The Sling Shot Man, Styrofoam Cup vs. Deep Sea
»Live on Teachers.Net: May 2009
»New Teacher Induction Programs
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Cover Story by Matt Levinson

Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong

Contributors this month: Matt Levinson, Sue Gruber, Leah Davies, Todd R. Nelson, Marvin Marshall, Marjan Glavac, Barbara Pressman, Josette Bonafino, Cheryl Sigmon, Dorothy Rich, Rick Morris, Hal Portner, Joe Frisk, Alan Haskvitz, Alan Haskvitz, Bill Page, Graysen Walles, Tim Newlin, Susan Fitzell, James Wayne, Hank Kellner, Stewart E. Brekke, Lisa Bundrick, Steve Sherman, Steve Sherman, Marjie Braun Knudsen, Barb Stutesman, Ron Victoria, Rita Sheffield, Carol Goodrow, and YENDOR.

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Today Is...

Ron Victoria

Today Is... (May 2009)

Daily Commemorations
Printable calendar version
by Ron Victoria
Regular Feature
May 1, 2009
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...

Older Americans Month,

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month,

National Book Month,

National Mental Health Month,

Asia/Pacific American Heritage Month,


Steelmark Month.

May 1 is ... Mother Goose,
Save the Rhino Days

May 2 is ... Fire Day

May 3 is ... Lumpy Rug Day

May 4 is ... National Candied Orange Peel Day,
May Day

May 5 is ... National Hoagie Day,
National Teacher’s Day

May 6 is ... Beverage Day,
National Nurse’s Day

May 7 is ... International Tuba Day,
Paste Up Day,
National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

May 8 is ... No Socks Day,
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,
Twilight Zone Day

May 12 is ... Limerick Day,
International Nurse’s Day

May 13 is ... Leprechaun Day

May 14 is ... National Dance like a Chicken Day

May 15 is ... National Chocolate Chip Day,
Peace Officers Memorial Day,
National Defense Transportation Days

May 16 is ... Wear Purple for Peace Day (great color!),
Armed Forces Day

May 17 is ... Pack Rat Day

May 18 is ... International Museum Day,
Visit Your Relatives Day

May 19 is ... Frog Jumping Jubilee Day

May 20 is ... Eliza Doolittle Day

May 21 is ... National Memo Day,
National Waitresses/Waiters Day

May 22 is ... Buy-A-Musical-Instrument Day,
National Maritime 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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