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TEACHERS.NET GAZETTE
Volume 3 Number 9

COVER STORY
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...
ARTICLES
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
    September Columns
    September Regular Features
    September Informational Items
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    About Glenn Dietzel...
    Glenn Dietzel, M.T.S. & M.Ed., is a Vice-Principal of an elementary school in Sarnia, ON, Canada. He is extremely happily married to his wife, Fiona. They have 2 sons, Calum, aged 5, and Cameron, aged 3.

    Glenn is also the president and founder of Teacher eBooks. They provide the world's best curriculum and professional development in eBook format. Teacher eBooks also helps educators from all areas become published authors and showcase their expertise to an international online community www.teacherebooks.com/
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    Teacher Feature...

    Master Teachers Have Healthy Self-Esteem

    by Glenn F. Dietzel, M.T.S. & M.Ed.


    Personal and professional development trainer, Denis Waitley, asserts that, "We must feel love inside ourselves before we can give it to others." The word "esteem" means to "appreciate the value of." We teachers must all (humbly) see ourselves as valuable. Especially in this day and age when it seems we are attacked from all angles. And this is an especially important mind-set for the beginning of a new school year.

    Students pick up very quickly the confidence level of their teachers. Master teachers have and project high self-esteem. They convey to their students that they are ready for action, displaying quiet confidence. They are firm, fair, and they have a ready smile. They never yell (well, almost never ) and display a calm, quiet disposition when dealing with discipline problems.

    They have the ability to create within their students a healthy respect for teachers as professionals and as people. They have the uncanny ability to cause students to want to please their teachers for fear of disappointing them.

    Master teachers know that many of their toughest students, those who convey the message, "I don't care," do care, and they understand the home lives of these youth. They are also cognizant of the peer pressure surrounding their pupils. They know that practicing "tough love" and celebrating successes at every appropriate moment are necessary to eventually winning over their classes. These teachers convey to their students that they care for them in every instance.

    In situations where these teachers are confronted by student defiance, master teachers emotionally detach themselves from the situation, and do not react as students would expect them to; instead, their internalized behaviour plan kicks in and they calmly and coolly deal with these disruptive students away from the support of their peers. In fact, master teachers have the support of the majority of the class, which causes students to secretly applaud their actions! In all these trying student-teacher scenarios, there is the underpinning message that proclaims, "I care for you!"

    Of course, teachers who are involved in the social fabric of the school, the clubs, extracurricular activities, and varsity sports have the added dimension of conveying messages about themselves that go beyond their classrooms. It certainly goes without saying that these teachers convey in word and deed the attitude, "You are important."

    It takes a healthy self esteem to work with children effectively today. Master teachers know that they are extremely valuable in helping mold the students they teach. They remember that the effectiveness of their own teachers was not necessarily in what they related cognitively, but in their favourite teachers' abilities to connect with them at an emotional level.

    Connecting with students emotionally facilitates the opportunity of earning their pupils' respect for their position, which is mandatory, and respect for them as persons, which is necessary for making a difference in their lives. Students who feel loved by their teachers experience an unconditional acceptance of themselves, which is very important in their maturation. Master teachers have the healthy self-esteem to do this day in and day out!


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