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Volume 3 Number 9

U.S.Coast Guard AVDET 157 welcomes the opportunity during deployment to the South Pole to communicate with classrooms across the United States. Throughout the voyage, aviation personnel will correspond with schools that are interested in Operation Deep Freeze...
Teachers.Net Teams with U.S. Coast Guard Operation Deep Freeze from The Editor, Kathleen Carpenter
Homework as an Issue in American Politics by Etta Kralovec & John Buell
Preparing for the One Year Anniversary by David J. Schonfeld, MD
The Anniversary of September 11th: Teachers' Guide for Talking to Your Students from the National Center For Children Exposed To Violence
Books About September 11, 2001 by Kathleen Carpenter, Editor
Privacy in a Technological Age by Dr. Rob Reilly
Relational Discipline by Bill Page
Teachers Are Individuals Too by Bill Page
Veteran Educators Share Tips for New Teachers Compiled by Jerry Taylor
Learning Centers - 3 Helpful Threads from the NEW Learning Centers Chatboard
Bits and Pieces - Various Small Articles by The Teachers.Net Community
  • For School Administrators and Teachers:
    A Book and Planting Activity for Beginning the School Year
  • Ideas for Open House
  • Breaking the Ice in 7th Grade
  • Book Recommendation
  • Favorite Kid Quotes
  • Uses for Old Business Cards
  • What Makes a Truly Great Principal? A chatboard survey initiated by "TLC"
    A Word Wall Story by Louise/2/Albuquerque
    Teaching Gayle To Read (Part 7) by Grace Vyduna-Haskins
    Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters by JoAnn Deak
    Dear Old Golden Rule Days, Chapter 3 - Music by Janet Farquhar
    Emphasis On Testing Leads To Sacrifices In Other Areas by Alfie Kohn
    Pension Loophole Exploited by Allen Pusey - The Dallas Morning News
    Focus on After-School Time for Violence Prevention from: ERIC Clearinghouse
    Beyond Books: Making the Most of Today's Library Resources by Cindy Rogers
    Master Teachers Have Healthy Self-Esteems by Glenn Dietzel
    Distance Learning and Disabled Students by Jeff Redding
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    September Regular Features
    September Informational Items
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    Teacher Feature...

    Books About September 11, 2001

    compiled by Kathleen Carpenter, Editor, Teachers.Net Gazette

    A book for children:

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    New York's Bravest
    by Mary Pope Osborne

    From the publisher:

    The beloved author of the Magic Tree House series has written a tribute to firefighters, past and present. We invite you to meet America’s first urban folk hero!

    In New York's Bravest, beloved author Mary Pope Osborne takes young children to 19th-century New York City and introduces them to the legendary Mose Humphreys--eight feel tall and able to swim the Hudson River in two strokes. Award-winning illustrators Steve Johnson and LouFancher’s bold paintings of New York capture Mose, with his stovepipe hat and flaming red hair, rushing into burning buildings . . . until that fateful night when a fire raged till dawn. This book is dedicated to the 343 New York City firefighters who gave their lives to save others on September 11, 2001.

    Books For Adults:

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    Report from Ground Zero: The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center
    by Dennis Smith

    From Kathleen Carpenter, Editor, Teachers.Net Gazette:

    The author is a former NYC firefighter who returned to Ground Zero to assist and support his friends and colleagues, many of whom were lost.

    The book includes dozens of first person accounts by firefighters who were on the scene and lists all emergency personnel who died that day.

    I found the book informative, gripping, and touching in a way that only an eyewitness, insider account could be. Dennis Smith's love for his "brothers" in the fire department makes this book more than an accurate account, it is a tribute to those who died on and before September 11, 2002, to the survivors, and to all who serve in the future.

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    Last Man Down: A New York City Fire Chief and the Collapse of the World TradeCenter
    by Richard Picciotto

    The author is a NYC firefighter who survived the collapse of the north tower on Sept. 11, 2001. The book lists the names of the 343 firefighters who perished that day.

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    Brotherhood Introductions
    by Frank McCourt, Rudolph W. Giuliani, and NYC Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen

    From Booklist:

    The headquarters building of American Express was across the street from the World Trade Center, and 11 employees died in the towers. With this book, the company honors the firefighters who died trying to save those 11 and the others. Near the bottom of its pages, beginning on the front endpapers, the names of the lost run in a single line that continues to the back endpapers...[includes photographs] and artwork and letters that children sent to the stations.

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    Women at Ground Zero: Stories of Courage and Compassion
    by Susan Hagen, Mary Carouba

    This book is a powerful collection of first-person stories told by female firefighters, police officers, paramedics, EMTs, and others who responded to the events of September 11 and its aftermath. Women at Ground Zero provides a unique perspective on the events of that terrible day through the eyes of women rescuers who risked their lives to save others. Through their heartbreaking and inspiring stories, the voices of female rescue workers and their contributions at Ground Zero are finally heard.

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    The September 11 Photo Project
    by Michael Feldschuh

    Like many people in the wake of the September 11 tragedy, Michael Feldschuh felt helpless and frustrated and wanted to do something.

    Immensely moved by the impromptu shrines and fragile remembrances all over the city, Feldschuh, an amateur photographer and Wall Street professional, thought of something to do. He quickly initiated the September 11 Photo Project. Within weeks, his idea to create a space for the community to collaboratively, in his words, "bear witness" to the horrific events, was open to the public. A huge donated space in SoHo, mere blocks from the World Trade Center site, served as a gallery. Over the next few months, more than 40,000 people visited the gallery to look, read, participate, and mourn. Thousands of people contributed photographs, text, and collages. This book is a collection of images from this important social project. Its proceeds will be used to support a traveling exhibition of the project and the New York City Firefighters Burn Center Foundation. Of course the images are heart-wrenching: handwritten notes remembering missing loved ones, messages written in dust at the site, clouds of smoke, frightened faces.

    The pictures--some taken with disposable cameras, with accompanying text written on paper scraps--are immensely personal, yet the images capture the devastated mood and feelings of a nation. --J.P. Cohen

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    Above Hallowed Ground: A Photographic Record of September 11, 2001
    by Photographers of the New York City Police Department

    This book chronicles not only the devastation of that day, but also the valor and heroism of thosewho saved thousands of lives. Not one of these photographs has been published before. On top of that, these images offer a vantage point no ordinary photographers could obtain:They were taken by members of the New York City Police Department, uniformed and civilian, who were on the scene moments after the first plane hit and who were behind the scenes during the entire rescue and recovery effort.

    All royalties earned by the publication to the New York City Police Foundation, Inc.

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    Among the Heroes: United Flight 93 and the Passengers and Crew Who Fought Back
    by Jere Longman

    The culmination of hundreds of interviews and months of investigation, Among the Heroes is the definitive story of the courageous men and women aboard Flight 93, and of the day that forever changed the way Americans view the world and themselves.

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    One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001 by Life Magazine Staff
    by Life Magazine Staff

    From Booklist:

    By the editors of Life magazine, a tribute to the fallen and the survivors, an array of very moving photographs, particularly a sequence taken by an evacuee on his long way down and out of one of the towers. Also, personal and poignant stories of survivors, family members of those who were lost, and rescue workers.