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Volume 2 Number 7

Harry & Rosemary Wong say, "The effective teacher thinks, reflects, and implements." Read along this month with the Wongs and find out ways effective teachers use their cumulative knowledge to solve the most persistent problems....
Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
School Psychologist by Beth Bruno
Busy Educator's Monthly 5
Find Online Degree Programs
Around the Block With...
"When Will We Use This?"
Reasonable Rules & Persistence
Thanksgiving Gratitude
CUE 2001: Happiest Place on Earth
Integration: A Rewarding Experience
Peace Corps Is More Than A Job
George Lucas Teacher Prep Series
Fish, Photograph & Release Contest
National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
Planetary Society Launches Pluto Campaign
Upcoming Ed Conferences
Humor from the Classroom
Letters to the Editor
New in the Lesson Bank
Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
Gazette Home Delivery:

In Focus...
National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign

Hello from the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. Did you know that...

One out of four children has a parent who abuses drugs or drinks too much. Children of substance abusers are the highest risk group for future drug and alcohol dependence.

These are startling facts. Do you know what to do if a child of a substance abuser comes to you? Teachers CAN help:

DO follow through after the child asks for help. You may be the only person the child has approached.

DO make sure that the child understands three basic facts. First, he or she is not alone. Second, the child is not responsible for the problem and cannot control his or her parent's drinking or drug using. Third, the child is a valuable, worthwhile individual.

More tips for teachers are available at

Please remember, the toll of addiction on children of substance abusers can be substantial. Teachers, by being there and listening, can help kids develop independence; learn social skills; cope with emotionally charged experiences; and develop day-to-day coping strategies.

Posters, brochures, and online materials are part of a targeted outreach effort designed to assure children of substance abusers that they are not alone, while guiding them to seek help and support. Please call 1-800-788-2800 or email to access these free resources for teachers.

For additional information, visit (for kids) or (for adults).