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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
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Also in this issue:

Dispensing Materials in Fifteen Seconds Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
The Power Of Hierarchies Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
10 Tips for A+ Parent Communication Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers by Barbara Gruber and Sue Gruber
I've designed the questions - Now what? Online Classrooms by Leslie Bowman & George París Conway
Blotch on the Landscape Ask the School Psychologist by Beth Bruno
Stop-Start Times The Eclectic Teacher by Ginny Hoover
Primary Sites Grades Pre-K to 3 The Busy Educator's Monthly Five (5 Sites for Busy Educators) by Marjan Glavac
Active Classroom Support: Early in the Year 4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
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.
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Paul Many:
Rhyming With Pancakes

Students will develop an understanding of the concept of rhyme and rhyming and how rhyme is used. When the lesson is completed, students will be able to: Provide examples of simple words that rhyme with other simple words...

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Barb Erickson:
Apple Seeds for September

Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure. ~ Sidney Hook
In the psychological realm of relationship between teacher and child, the teacher's part and its techniques are analogous to those of the valet; they are to serve, and to serve well: to serve the spirit. ~ Dr. Maria Montessori...

Ron Victoria:
Today Is...

September is . . . Self Improvement Month,
Be Kind To Editors and Writers Month,
International Square Dance Month,
Cable TV Month,
National Bed Check Month,
National Chicken Month,
National Courtesy Month,
National Honey Month,
National Mind Mapping Month,
National Piano Month,
National Rice Month,
National Papaya Month,
and Classical Music Month...

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Featured Schools

In each issue of the Gazette we will post pictures of various school buildings submitted by our readers...

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Goose Holler

Karen and I made two radical decisions toward the end of the previous school year. After living in the same area for 22 years, we decided that it was time for a move and for me to retire...


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Also in this issue: MORE REGULAR FEATURES

  • Handy Teacher Recipes
  • Classroom Crafts
  • Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
  • Upcoming Ed Conferences
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Teachers.Net Survey - What Makes a Truly Great Principal?
  • A Project for Exchanging Creative Lessons & Ideas

    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