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Teachers.Net Gazette: Show Me the Money, Civility and a Space Toilet

The monthly Teachers.Net Gazette webzine covers topics as diverse as grant writing, space toilet, civility and effective teaching in a lively, reader friendly format.

San Diego, CA, March 13, 2008 --( The March issue of the monthly Teachers.Net Gazette continues the Teachers.Net tradition of showcasing the work of educators and supporting their work. With topics including grant writing, effective management techniques, civility, space toilets and how the speed dating structure can be applied to family reading night, the Gazette is lively, informative and reader friendly.

This month's cover story, "Show Me the Money" is a step-by-step guide to writing a successful grant proposal. "If you can write a lesson plan, you can write a grant," says LaVerne Hamlin, as he reveals the secrets that helped him win more than $1 million in grants and awards for his schools. Hamlin outlines the format common to all grant proposals, key components of a successful grant proposal, where to find available grants, and exactly how to construct the application.

Classroom management is a key concern voiced by many educators and Dr. Marv Marshall responds with his latest column, "A System is Superior to Talent," making the case for a good classroom management system and providing links to his own successful teaching model. Marshall's Raise Responsibility System is detailed in his book Discipline without Stress® Punishments or Rewards - How Teachers and Parents Promote Responsibility & Learning and in workshop presentations around the country. Readers of the Teachers.Net Gazette have access to Marshall's teaching philosophy and tips through his monthly "Promoting Discipline & Learning" columns.

Effective Teaching experts Harry and Rosemary Wong say a school, like baseball, is a team function, and everyone needs to know the culture of the team and how it operates in order to achieve harmony and unison. To that end, and to support new teachers, the Wongs' article recommends assigning academic coaches - rather than mentors - in order to train and support new teachers.

In "Your Students Are Watching, Listening and Learning," veteran educator and author Bill Page writes from the perspective of a young student addressing a teacher whose negative attitude and punitive practices taught him lessons we wish students would not learn.

Hal Portner presents "Problem Based Learning" to help students develop high-level communication skills, the ability to arrive at informed judgments, develop flexibility, persistence, and resourcefulness, and function in a global community.

The attractive cover page and an easy to navigate format make it simple to access these and other articles on diverse topics including "Toilets in Space," "First Grade Family Reading Night Meets Speed Dating," and "What Writing Isn't." Classroom humor, retirement planning tips, autism, and a compelling essay, "Our Civility Footprint," are just a few of the other topics listed in the Table of Contents of the March issue of the Teachers.Net Gazette.

The Teachers.Net Gazette debuted in March 2000. The current issue and all Gazette back issues are available at

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