October 2008
Vol 5 No 10

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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.10 October 2008

Cover Story by Eric P. Jensen
A Fresh Look at
Brain-Based Education

More than 20 years since it was first suggested that there could be connections between brain function and educational practice, and in the face of all the evidence that has now accumulated to support this notion, BBE guru Eric Jensen urges educators to take full advantage of the relevant knowledge from a variety of scientific disciplines.

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Boaz City Schools:
Professional Learning Teams

»Change Isn’t Just for PoliticsCheryl Sigmon
»Are you an Informal Teacher-Leader?Hal Portner
»Strategies to Meet Standards, Promote Reading and Boost SkillsSue Gruber
»Helping Children Cope with LossLeah Davies
»The Future Votes NowTodd R. Nelson
»The Brain and SleepMarvin Marshall
»The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac
»Dear Barbara - Advice for SubsBarbara Pressman
»My Supervisor Hates Me! & Are These Kids Just Crazy?Kioni Carter

»Curriculum Happens
»Spam! Spam! and More Spam!
»FHA-Hero Program Creates Leaders
»October 2008 Writing Prompts
»A “Disruptive Behavior” Plan
»More Than A Desk - Changing the Learning Environment
»A Teaching Guide for Night Journey to Vicksburg
»Computers in the Classroom
»Silent Mentoring
»Cyberbullying Tips for Educators
»Perfectly Normal

»The T-Netters Who Saved My Life
»Teacher Starts Rock Band to Help Students Learn
»Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids
»School Photographs for October 2008
»Lessons, Resources and Theme Activities: October 2008
»Video Bytes: Brain Based Education, Monday Morning, Rockin' the Standards and More
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration for October 2008
»Live on Teachers.Net: October 2008
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers
»Alternatives to Halloween Party and Costumes
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Cover Story by Eric P. Jensen

Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong

Contributors this month: Kioni Carter, Marvin Marshall, Cheryl Sigmon, Marjan Glavac, Todd R. Nelson, Hal Portner, Leah Davies, Barbara Pressman, Tim Newlin, James Wayne, Ellen Porter, Bill Page, Lisa Bundrick, Panamalai R. Guruprasad, Mamie Pack, Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller, Derek Randel, Michael Biasini, Barb Stutesman, Ron Victoria, Susan Rowan Masters, and YENDOR.

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Today Is...

Ron Victoria

Today Is... (October 2008)

Daily Commemorations
by Ron Victoria
Regular Feature
October 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!


October is...

Adopt-A-Dog Month,
Computer Learning Month,
National Apple Jack Month,
National Car Care Month,
National Clock Month,
National Cosmetology Month,
National Dessert Month,
National Pickled Pepper Month,
National Popcorn Poppin' Month,
National Pretzel Month,
National Sarcastics Month, National Seafood Month,
National Kitchen and Bath Month, and
Vegetarian Awareness Month.

October 1 is ... World Vegetarian Day and Magic Circles Day
October 2 is ... Name Your Car Day
October 3 is ... Virus Appreciation Day
October 4 is ... National Golf Day
October 5 is ... National Storytelling Festival
October 6 is ... German-American Day, Child Health Day and Come and Take It Day
October 7 is ... National Frappe Day
October 8 is ... American Tag Day
October 9 is ... Moldy Cheese Day and Leif Erikson Day
October 10 is ... National Angel Food Cake Day
October 11 is ... It's My Party Day
October 12 is ... International Moment Of Frustration Scream Day
October 13 is ... National Peanut Festival
October 14 is ... Be Bald and Free Day and National Dessert Day
October 15 is ... White Cane Safety Day
October 16 is ... National Boss's Day and Dictionary Day
October 17 is ... Gaudy Day
October 18 is ... No Beard Day and Sweetest Day
October 19 is ... Evaluate Your Life Day
October 20 is ... National Brandied Fruit Day
October 21 is ... Babbling Day
October 22 is ... National Nut Day
October 23 is ... National Mole Day
October 24 is ... National Bologna Day and United Nations Day
October 25 is ... Punk For A Day Day
October 26 is ... Mule Day and Mother-in-Law Day
October 27 is ... Sylvia Plath Day
October 28 is ... Plush Animal Lover's Day and National Chocolate Day
October 29 is ... Hermit Day
October 30 is ... National Candy Corn Day
October 31 is ... National Magic Day and Increase Your Psychic Powers Day

Printable "Today Is" Calendar in pdf format

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