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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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    Teacher Feature...

    A Word Wall Story

    by Louise/2/Albuquerque
    from the 4blocks Mailring

    I want to share something that happened in my class with the word wall this year. It was Monday, and I was introducing the five new words for the week.

    As I introduce the words, I write them on pieces of sentence strip, talking about the formation of the letters as we write. I cut around the shape of the words then, and attach them to colored construction paper strips. Then, while the children are copying their list into their homework agenda, I get the words ready for the word wall -- I put tape on the backs and lay them in a row, face down, on the front table. On this particular day, something or somebody interrupted us, and I had to talk to the class before putting the words up. I have a habit of perching myself on the edge of tables or desks when I'm talking to them, and when I turned around to face the word wall, they all burst into laughter. I had managed to sit on the word "beautiful" -- they will never forget the word, nor will they forget Ms. G. and her "beautiful butt!" The parents say they have heard this story at least twice a day ever since then, and it was funny the first dozen times.

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