September 2008
Vol 5 No 9

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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.9 September 2008

Cover Story by Hal Portner
High Quality Teaching:
The Intangible Element
The cornerstone of quality education in our schools is what happens between teacher and student.

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
It Was Something Close to a Miracle

»More Tools for Classroom Fun and SuccessCheryl Sigmon
»Time Flies!Sue Gruber
»"Getting to Know Each Other"Activities, part 2Leah Davies
»Our Back PagesTodd R. Nelson
»Using a Butterfly Analogy to Explain the Hierarchy of Social DevelopmentMarvin Marshall
»The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac
»Dear Barbara - Advice for SubsBarbara Pressman
»The First Day of Hell? and Still No Job! How Do I Stay Positive?Kioni Carter

»The Music, Movement, and Learning Connection
»Notes And Quotes From My Summer Reading
»Chinese Royalty and Cedar Wood, The History of the Pencil
»Teaching and Stress: Symptoms and Cures
»September 2008 Writing Prompts
»Learning About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
»Donna’s Lesson Plan Files For Music Teachers
»A Teaching Guide for The Secret Life of Hubie Hartzel
»Virtual lab

»Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids
»Ineffective teachers? and Laura Bush's speech on July 28
»School Photographs for September 2008
»Lessons, Resources and Theme Activities: September 2008
»Video Bytes: Brainiac science; Puppies lulled to sleep; Pilobilus dance; and More
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration for September 2008
»Live on Teachers.Net: September 2008
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers
»Peanut Free School?
»HELP! First Time Teaching Kindergarten!
»"I don't have a pencil [again]!" Does anything work?
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Cover Story by Hal Portner

Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong

Contributors this month: Kioni Carter, Marvin Marshall, Cheryl Sigmon, Marjan Glavac, Todd R. Nelson, Hal Portner, Leah Davies, Barbara Pressman, Tim Newlin, James Wayne, Alan Haskvitz, Bill Page, Lisa Bundrick, Panamalai R. Guruprasad, Donna Ransdell, Barb Stutesman, Ron Victoria, Susan Rowan Masters, and YENDOR.

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Today Is...

Ron Victoria

Today Is... (September 2008)

Daily Commemorations
by Ron Victoria
Regular Feature
September 1, 2008
Every day for years, Ron Victoria (AKA Ron/NJ) reported on the commemorations of the day on the Teachers.Net Golden Apples Chatboard. Now his many fans will find his Today is... for each month right here in the Teachers.Net Gazette!


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.

September 1 is ... Emma M. Nutt Day
September 2 is ... National Beheading Day
September 3 is ... Skyscraper Day
September 4 is ... Newspaper Carrier Day
September 5 is ... Be Late For Something Day
September 6 is ... Fight Procrastination Day
September 7 is ... Neither Rain Nor Snow Day
September 8 is ... National Date Nut Bread Day and Pardon Day
September 9 is ... Teddy Bear Day
September 10 is ... Swap Ideas Day
September 11 is ... No News Is Good News Day
September 12 is ... National Pet Memorial Day and National Chocolate Milkshake Day
September 13 is ... Defy Superstition Day
September 14 is ... National Cream-filled Donut Day
September 15 is ... Felt Hat Day
September 16 is ... Stay Away From Seattle Day and Collect Rocks Day
September 17 is ... National Apple Dumpling Day
September 18 is ... National Play-doh Day
September 19 is ... National Butterscotch Pudding Day
September 20 is ... National Punch Day
September 21 is ... World Gratitude Day and International Banana Festival
September 22 is ... Hobbit Day and Dear Diary Day
September 23 is ... Checkers Day and Dogs In Politics Day
September 24 is ... Festival Of Latest Novelties
September 25 is ... National Comic Book Day
September 26 is ... National Good Neighbor Day and National Pancake Day
September 27 is ... Crush A Can Day
September 28 is ... Ask A Stupid Question Day
September 29 is ... Poisoned Blackberries Day
September 30 is ... National Mud Pack Day

Printable "Today Is" Calendar in pdf format

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