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Volume 1 Number 9

Yes, you CAN write a book and teach at the same time! This month's cover story by successful author and teacher Marjan Glavac explains how he was able to get published directly from the classroom.
Effective Teaching by Harry Wong
Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
A Chat with Alfie Kohn
Jan Fisher Column
4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
School Psychologist by Beth Bruno
Write A Book and Teach
Interview with Joe Pickett
Wake up Sleepyhead!
When We Care for Children
Teaching about Native Americans
Early Childhood Interventions
A Veteran Teacher Looks at SFA
Developing Homework Policies
Visually Impaired Experience in School
Web News & Events
Letters to the Editor
Poll: What About Homework?
Archives: Alfie Kohn
New in the Lesson Bank
Upcoming Ed Conferences
Humor from the Classroom
Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
Live Events Calendar
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Netscape 6, Preview Release 3 Available
The final beta version of Netscape 6, Preview Release 3, is here. This new version offers stability, powerful integration of Web productivity tools, and an optional Modern look whose design emphasizes ease of use.

With Netscape 6's key web tools, you can get important information quickly, whether you're at work, at home, or on the road. For example, you can manage multiple e-mail accounts (AOL accounts, too) and send instant messages from one window. In your e-mail window, an icon indicates if your buddies are online so you can communicate instantly using Instant Messenger--a timesaver at work and home.

You can also synchronize your Netscape 6 personal addresses and your WebMail address book and then manage your contacts from any browser. Searching is easier too. There's no need to go to a search page or a special portal: simply enter what you want to find in the toolbar's URL and Search field and click Search to see results powered by Google. Or if you prefer, choose your favorite search engine from a list and use it instead.

Customized sidebars keep the information you want at your side. You can choose from over 600 sidebars, including Stocks, News, TV Listings, and WebCalendar. Simply click Tabs in the My Sidebar area to customize your tabs.

With so many powerful, integrated features, Netscape 6 is more than a browser: it's a central application for finding, storing, organizing and using a broad variety of information and services. Click here to learn more about Netscape 6 and to try Preview Release 3.

With so many powerful, integrated features, Netscape 6 is more than a browser: it's a central application for finding, storing, organizing and using a broad variety of information and services. Click here to learn more about Netscape 6 and to try Preview Release 3.

This Month's Cool Site
Ever wonder what your house or school look like from space? Wonder no more! Now you can enter an address or location and see what the astronauts see. Check out this month's cool site:

Teacher News & Events From The Web....
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News From the Teachers.Net Community


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  • Melly due next spring
  • Stewart, father to be, next spring


  • Sherry/NC October 28, 2000
  • Laney October 29, 2000

    To announce your wedding, births, or other news to the Teachers.Net community, email the announcement to

    Newlyweds Sherry/NC and Husband


    HTML Map Template for Teachers

    I have an HTML example of using the USEMAP tag. This may be useful for teachers.

    It contains a couple maps of the USA (.gif) images that are already mapped graphically, ready-to-use on a webpage. As the cursor is placed over a state, the tooltip displays the name of the state. Clicking the mouse will send the user to a unique link (URL) for each state.

    enjoy ...

    Max Seim

    Download USA Map template (zipped file)

    2000 Kids All-American Fishing Derby Contest Winners Named

    Ketchum, OK -- The largest fish ever recorded in the 15-year history of the Kids All-American Fishing Derby "Big Fish" Contest was caught by Chevy Kadake, 11, of Kake, AK. Chevy caught a Pacific Halibut weighing a whopping 110 pounds and was named the National Winner in the Saltwater Division of the Igloo Camping "Big Fish" Contest.

    Chevy, a sixth grader at Kake Grade School, participated in a derby organized by the U. S. Forest Service and the Gunnuk Hatchery in Kake, AK. For his efforts, he received an Igloo Family Camping Package. Chevy was just one of nearly 100,000 youngsters, ages six-16, who participated in events held in more than 650 communities nationwide this past summer. The 2000 Kids All-American Fishing Derby is directed by Hooked On Fishing International where kids are given the opportunity to participate in several nationwide events with prizes awarded for special achievements.

    The National Winner of the Freshwater Division of the Igloo Camping "Big Fish" Contest is Taylor Sager, 11, of Jamestown, North Dakota. Taylorís fish, a 15-pound Northern, was caught at a derby organized locally by the Dakota Anglers Club. For his efforts, Taylor will also receive a Family Camping Package from Igloo Camping.

    Alex Carrillo, nine, of Texas City, Texas, has been declared the 2000 winner of the Zebco Kids Casting Contest. Each youngster participating in the Zebco Casting Contest event was eligible for the nationwide drawing. Alex will be the lucky recipient of four round-trip tickets, complements of Southwest Airlines, to fly between any Southwest Airlines published destinations. Alex attended a derby organized locally by the Noon Optimist Club of Texas City, Texas.

    Winner of the Southwest Airlines "I Caught A Fish!" Contest is Chelsea Ray, six, of Oakridge, Oregon. Chelseaís name was drawn from entries of youngsters who caught a fish at their local fishing derby. Chelsea, who attended a derby organized by the U. S. Forest Service in Westfir, Oregon, will also receive four round-trip tickets from Southwest Airlines.

    Sponsors for the 2000 Kids All-American Fishing Derby program were Berkley PowerBait, Eagle Claw,, G3 Boats, Igloo Camping, Jadico, Pradco (Bomber and Rebel Lures), Southwest Airlines, Berkley Trilene Line, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and Zebco. Host organizations for the nationwide program included parks and recreation departments, the U. S. Forest Service, and various local and community service organizations.

    Groups or agencies interested in receiving information on hosting a kidsí fishing derby event in 2001 should contact Hooked On Fishing International, P O Box 660, Ketchum, OK 74349, or E-mail: or visit the website: . While visiting the website, readers can also learn more about Project Bobber, a new non-profit arm of Hooked On Fishing International dedicated to providing fishing tackle and materials to disadvantaged youth.

  • Africa Needs Volunteers

    "Dear friends - please hang out this poster where people can see it. For more information see If you have more interest, please call me: 0045-22 74 16 63 or e-mail:" (right-click to save image to your hard drive)