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Volume 3 Number 11

A new museum dedicated to exploring the role of visual art in children's literature from around the world will open in Amherst, Massachusetts in November 2002...
November Columns
November Articles
November Regular Features
November Informational Items
Gazette Home Delivery:

Also in this issue:

A Class Size of 500 Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Suggestions For Motivation Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
Stress Relief for Teachers Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers by Barbara Gruber and Sue Gruber
Benefits of Homework Ask the School Psychologist by Beth Bruno
Dealing with the Back Stabbers and Happy Haters The Eclectic Teacher by Ginny Hoover
Sites For Grades 4 to 8 The Busy Educator's Monthly Five (5 Sites for Busy Educators) by Marjan Glavac
Thinking About Your Curriculum 4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
November Postcard from Planet Esme - News from the world of children's books by Esmé Codell

The Teachers.Net Gazette is a cooperative publication by and for members of the Teachers.Net community. We accept for consideration brief articles (approximately 350-2500 words) on topics of interest to educators. Articles should be fully edited, spell checked, and ready for publication. Send submissions by e-mail to along with a brief biography written in third person. A digital photo (headshot) is desirable but optional. Teachers.Net reserves the right to edit articles accepted for publication.
Kathleen Carpenter - Editor in Chief
Mary Miehl - Technical Editor

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Deanna Phillips
SMORK's Awesome Internet Sites for Kids

A wonderful Internet guide has recently been published by teachers and moms, which includes descriptive and fun-to-read reviews of hundreds of the best websites on the Internet for children 5-13 years of age...

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Special to Gazette
The World's Largest Lesson - 12 November 2002!

English-To-Go, the principal website for e-learning materials, will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous lesson! Students and teachers from around the globe will be invited to join in a lesson about the danger of landmines!...

Susan S. Lang
Cornell News - Removing stains

The 12-page booklet includes descriptions of the various supplies needed for stain removal, such as solvents (dry-cleaning solvent, paint-, oil- and grease-remover and amyl acetate); lubricants for water-borne stains, such as dishwashing detergent, glycerin and pretreatment sprays; lubricants for greasy stains, including lard, mineral oil and dry spotter...

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Dean Kephart
Parent resource for the DOE

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a new television series about ways parents can ensure children's educational success. Themed "Education News Parents Can Use," the program airs the third Tuesday of every month, 8PM - 9PM Eastern....

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Jaime McQueen

2003 Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program
Three Week Study Visit to Japan

The Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program (FMF) is an opportunity for U.S. primary & secondary teachers & administrators to participate in a three-week study visit to Japan...

Hallie Reed

U.S. History 101: Preserve and Protect

educate your 4th through 6th grade students about the importance of preserving American history and historical documents while earning up to $2,500 for your school...

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Gina Hoagland
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd): A Guide for Educators

Suggestions for classroom activities that educators can use to help children overcome the effects of posttraumatic stress syndrome...

The World Library Partnership

Volunteer at a Library in Africa or Central America

Spend the summer of 2003 helping communities gain access to the information they need to build a better future as part of the Inform the World Library Skills Exchange (ITW)...

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Also in this issue:

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art from The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Teaching Children about Native Americans -- How teachers can avoid promoting stereotypes by Diane Tells His Name, Oglala Lakota
Update on Operation Deep Freeze by LT. Marshall Branch and Kathleen Carpenter, Editor in Chief
Education's Rotten Apples by Alfie Kohn
Teacher Classroom Control Means Student Self-Control by Bill Page
Keyboarding: Some Assembly Required by Dr. Rob Reilly
The Music, Movement, and Learning Connection by Hap Palmer
Early Years Are Learning Years -- Mathematics Through Play by Dr. Smita Guha
Shifting the Approach - Middle School Math in American Community School, Abu Dhabi by Sara Turansky
The Hero Within by Don Quimby
Textbook Under Test by P R Guruprasad
Introverted Children in Extroverted Schools by Marti Olsen Laney
Vocabulary Words - Jargon by Jay Davidson
If You Can't You Should, If You Should You Must, If You Must, You Can! by Glenn Dietzel
Peace by Joy Jones
Positive Parent Contact Logs - An invaluable addition to the Teacher's Toolbox by Chuck Brickman
Bits and Pieces - Various Small Articles by The Teachers.Net Community
Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
Featured Schools
Classroom Photos by Members of the Teachers.Net Community
November Poem
The Inward Morning
The Lighter Side of Teaching
Handy Teacher Recipes
Classroom Crafts
Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
Doggy, Doggy, Who Has Your Bone? and themed variations from the Lesson Bank
Turkey Glyph
Alphabet Book
Alphabet Chart
Upcoming Ed Conferences
Letters to the Editor
Art Projects as Learning Activities? &
What is running wonderful classroom teachers out the school doors so early?