La Jolla, CA, January 17, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Teachers.Net ushered in the new year by unveiling the revival of its popular web magazine, the Teachers.Net Gazette, including a new, updated format that more effectively showcases a broad array of articles, features, lessons and activities written by and for teachers and school administrators.
Readers of the January Teachers.Net Gazette will learn when to celebrate National Popcorn Day, Backwards Day and National School Nurses' Day; access video bytes showing dynamic lessons; read which 3 attributes teachers say are most important in a school principal; download free drawings and a printable calendar for use in the classroom; learn how to use a masking tape bracelet to motivate student writers; find tips for classroom management and planning the most effective workshop; read jobs listings, teacher classified ads, inspirational quotes, and much more.
According to Teachers.Net co-owner Bob Reap, the Teachers.Net Gazette is a collaborative project that includes articles by noted experts in the field of education alongside contributions by classroom practitioners, many of whom are members of the global Teachers.Net community.
"While we eagerly seek out and publish material offered by the most well known experts in the field of education, we feel it is important to include the other experts, the teachers and school administrators who offer a from-the-trenches perspective," Reap says.
"The depth and breadth of expertise among the members of the worldwide Teachers.Net community is the most comprehensive source of peer support available to educators anywhere on the Internet. The Teachers.Net Gazette taps into that resource."
In the January 2008 Teachers.Net Gazette
Cover article: Harry and Rosemary Wong, authors of resources such as the best-selling First Days of School manual and videos, offer tips for effective teaching in "Wrapping the Year with Rap." The piece examines the effective practices employed by a middle school math educator who uses rap music to engage his students and orchestrate better classroom management.
Classroom Management expert Marv Marshall leads educators to Understanding Boys in his "Promoting Learning" column about the unique needs of boys in the classroom.
School Counselor Leah Davies offers 52 Character Building Thoughts and related activities aimed at helping children build good character traits.
Literacy expert Cheryl Sigmon presents winning tips on how to use validation to motivate students to write, based upon the philosophy that "ordinary is what writing is all about!" in her Teaching Literacy column.
Teacher Susan Rismiller brings her collaborative approach to the task of Mentoring Pre-service Teachers.
Rob Reilly's Ed-Tech Talk column focuses upon a dilemma facing many in his field, in his article asking, are you Becoming the Technology Leader and the Electronic Janitor?
Educators with expertise and information to share will want to refer to Workshops that Really Work, the first article in Hal Portner's series on how to plan and deliver an effective professional development presentation.
Better organization and more effective communication with parents are among the goals mother-daughter writing team Barbara and Sue Gruber write about in Six Easy Resolutions for 2008.
Planning for a substitute teacher is simplified with Keep Your Sub Afloat - So Your Classroom Doesn't Sink by Tiffany Grizzle.
The Monthly Five web sites will delight Busy Educators and their students, recommended by author Marjan Glavac.
Other features include children and stress, featured lessons about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., step-by-step directions for making a delicate 3-D paper snowflake, free drawings and a printable calendar from TimTim.com, and information about a hot new book, Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire!
The Teachers.Net Gazette can be accessed from all pages on the Teachers.Net site, or by email subscription.
Writers are encouraged to submit articles for consideration through the article submission form or by email to Gazette editor-in-chief Kathleen Alape Carpenter.