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TEACHERS.NET GAZETTE
SEPTEMBER 2000
Volume 1 Number 7

COVER STORY
Ride along with the Hole in the Wall Gang this month and discover the special camp founded by Paul Newman nestled away in the quiet hills of Connecticut.
COLUMNS
Effective Teaching by Harry Wong
Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
The Trouble With... by Alfie Kohn
4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
Schoolhouse Views by Beth Bruno
ARTICLES
To Refer or Not to Refer
Tell A Number Trick
BCL Classroom Environments
Links Worth The Click
Morning Meetings
FLingers Block Party
Bridging the Digital Divide
Science Teacher Initiative
Poetry Contest for Canadian Youth
Developing a Positive Home-School Relationship
Classroom Rules Can Be Sweet
Teaching the Visually Impaired
BJ Treks Outback
Teacher To Ski Antarctica
REGULAR FEATURES
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Letters to the Editor
Poll: Favorite Quotes
Archives: Self Publishing
New in the Lesson Bank
Upcoming Ed Conferences
Humor from the Classroom
Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
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Letters to the Editor...
Teaching without a degree and theories.

I teach my own children. I've been
teaching them since their birth. I taught
them to speak clearly, tie their shoes, cut
paper, learn the alphabet, and how to read
phonetically. Because they can decipher
anyword infront of them they are able to
open a book and teach themselves with some
guidance about nature, science, history,
etc. Because I had them memorize their
math facts they are able to open a math
text book and teach themselves how to solve
math problems. By reading so much they are
learning how to write correctly. By being
responsible for their education and not
using the government institution they have
learned the importants of being responsible
individuals. I wish more Americans took
responsibility for their childrens
education. If only more people realized
public schooling originated and why it
exist the way it does today they might not
buy into it.
A suggested reading
http://www.voicenet.com/~sakossor/ken4_11.ht
ml might prove worthy of reading. I don't
have an axe to grind with people who choose
to go into the teaching profession. I do
object to our nations children being used
as lab rats and American lives being used
for the purpose of the state or shall I say
global village.

Respectfully your fellow citizen,

Melissa

Melissa Phillabaum, us@tusco.net,
9/24/00

This month's letters:

  • We need to look in the mirror., 9/27/00, by Lawrence Vincent.
  • Teaching without a degree and theories., 9/24/00, by Melissa Phillabaum.
  • Texas TASS Tests, 9/10/00, by greg frost.
  • More then 30 years after the first man stepped onto the moon, 9/10/00, by Gisela Hausmann.

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