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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...
September Columns
September Articles
September Regular Features
September Informational Items
Gazette Home Delivery:

Also in this issue:

Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
Featured Schools
One (9/11 poem) and September poem
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • YENDOR'S Top Ten by RandyAk
  • Goose Holler by Goose
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    Rhyming With Pancakes from the Lesson Bank by Paul Many
    Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor
    Teachers.Net Survey Chatboard Poll: What Makes a Truly Great Principal?
    The Light In Our Lives by Pamela Owen
    A Project for Exchanging Creative Lessons & Ideas by Sandy Andrews
    The White House National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign from: National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
    The Sun Times - Global Sun Temperature Project from: Joshua Koen, Project Leader

    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

    Tips for Getting Published

    Harry & Rosemary Wong:
    Dispensing Materials in Fifteen Seconds

    September paints a picture of classrooms teeming with materials and supplies. But, how do you go about accounting for those items during instructional time?...

    Full Story
    Dr. Marvin Marshall:
    The Power Of Hierarchies

    When young people become aware of levels of social development, they become conscious of social responsibility in their own behaviors and in relationships with others...

    Barbara Gruber & Sue Gruber:
    10 Tips for A+ Parent Communication

    Parents appreciate your efforts to keep them "in the know." They will be more supportive of their children's efforts and achievements when they feel a connection to the classroom...

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    Leslie Bowman & George París Conway:

    I've designed the questions - Now what?

    Instructors should guide the discussion, not turn it into another lecture. They should summarize points where appropriate and follow up with more questions that encourage learners to delve deeper into the issues...

    Beth Bruno:
    Blotch on the Landscape

    It happened again yesterday. I was driving along the interstate behind a gleaming, black Lexus, when suddenly a cup flew out the window and tumbled to the side of the road. It was a Styrofoam cup -- non-biodegradable and now a permanent blotch on the landscape...

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    Ginny Hoover:
    Stop-Start Times

    Recently I read that if you have 30% of your students' full attention at any one time, that that was probably average. I found that mind-boggling! If that is correct, it's a little scary to comprehend!...

    Marjan Glavac: Primary Sites Grades Pre-K to 3

    Here are five sites for primary teachers...

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    Cheryl M. Sigmon:
    Active Classroom Support: Early in the Year

    Many administrators happily report that Four-Blocks allows them more time for instructional leadership---the role they had hoped to take in their schools. One reason for this is that discipline problems often decrease dramatically in Four-Blocks schools...

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    Also in this issue:

    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