La Jolla, CA, February 10, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Teachers.Net has unveiled the February 2008 issue of its popular Teachers.Net Gazette web magazine http://teachers.net/gazette/FEB08 where educators will learn when to observe Do a Grouch a Favor Day, how to use an interactive whiteboard, where to find below grade level literacy instruction materials, and how school sports are done right. These and dozens of other topics are covered in the latest issue of the Teachers.Net Gazette.
Available on the web site or via subscription http://teachers.net/mailrings/gazette.html to the email newsletter format, the free Teachers.Net Gazette features contributions by internationally known education gurus alongside articles submitted from the trenches by teachers and school administrators who share wisdom, successful lesson plans, curriculum enhancements, humor and teaching tips.
Classroom teachers offer advice ranging from how to avoid germs in the classroom to techniques for maintaining a positive attitude during the February slump. On the Collective Wisdom page teachers share what has worked for them when preparing to welcome a new student teacher.
Educators looking for a good read can consult this month's book review showcasing Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen, a would-be mountain climber who lost his way while hiking in Pakistan and ended up finding his path in life: building fifty five schools in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Teachers wanting to get a jump on developing their plans for Read Across America Day on March 3 will delight in the Gazette's collection of lesson plans and activities designed to celebrate Dr. Seuss and the joy of reading. Then, if students become over-enthused, teachers can help them refocus with "25 Ways to Obtain Student Attention" by Leah Davies.
Classroom management guru Harry K. Wong explains why teaching coaches are more effective than mentors, and Alfie Kohn asks educators to consider breaking away from the habit of assigning at-home schoolwork in "Rethinking Homework." In his "Promoting Discipline and Learning" column, author-educator Marv Marshall points out that people don't argue with their own decisions, so Marshall recommends "Elicit Rather Than Impose" as an effective strategy to improve learning.
Ed-Tech columnist Rob Reilly is on the road in China wondering whether filtering the web is Mission Impossible, while Emmy from the Teacher Chatboard presents "Creative and Critical Thinking Activities" for use with middle and secondary school students.
Events and Opportunities, inspirational quotes, Schoolies cartoons, teaching tips and much more fill page after page in the Teachers.Net Gazette. From the weighty topic of Maslow's theory of Heirarchical Needs to rib-tickling gems in "From the Mouths of Kindergartners," there is something for all educators who add the February 2008 Teachers.Net Gazette to their reading lists.