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Education World Weekly Newsletter

Volume 7 Issue 45
November 4, 2003


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Native Americans
November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month -- the perfect 
time to explore Education 
World's resources on the history and culture of America's original inhabitants.

Writing Bug: A Noise in the Night
I heard a noise. It might have been the wind knocking a tree branch against the 
house or?

5-Minute Fillers
Quick activities when you have five minutes to spare -- Volume 14.

Teacher-Submitted Lesson: Hands-On Outlining
This fun hands-on activity engages students as they learn about outlining.

Internet Scavenger Hunt
Learn when elections happen and why they matter.

November Coloring Calendar
Plus 25 ideas for using the calendar.

Write Stuff
Five lessons make writing fun.


Strategies That Work: Student-Led Conferences
Many teachers and parents speak enthusiastically about the benefits of 
student-led conferences. 
Student-led conferences help students take responsibility of their own 
learning, reflect on what they 
have learned, and set goals for themselves, teachers say.

Voice of Experience: Curb Cheating With Prevention Strategies
In this week's Voice of Experience essay, educator Kathleen Modenbach reflects 
on changes she has 
seen in students' attitudes toward cheating and the ounce-of-prevention 
strategies she uses to curb it.

Dr. Ken Shore's Classroom Problem Solver
The Student Who Chews Gum in School
Educators have differing views about whether students should be allowed to chew 
gum in school. Whatever 
your views might be, your efforts to deal with the issue should interfere with 
classroom lessons as little as 
possible. Six tips for dealing with in-school gum chewers.

Teacher Feature
"The Box" keeps kids learning -- and loving it!

Teacher Diary: On the Road to National Certification
Five new teacher diarists invite you to join them on the road to National 

Contests and Competitions
Win a "GRAMMY" for your high school music program.

Take a Museum Field Trip -- Without Leaving Your Classroom!
When a field trip is out of the question, journey to a virtual museum! Join 
Education World as we visit 
science, art, and history museums around the world.


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My Five Senses: A WebQuest for Grades K-2
The science teacher at your school is going to teach students about the five 
senses. He wants to start 
with the most important sense, but he can't decide which one that should be. He 
has asked your class 
to choose which of the five senses you think is most important.

Sites to See: Math
This short list of math sites offers students and teachers access to an 
extensive array of standards-based 
curriculum materials, lesson plans, worksheets, and interactive activities for 
supplementing the curriculum or the fun.

A Techtorial: Why Wait for Techies? Troubleshoot Your Own Classroom Technology
Troubleshoot your classroom technology.

Cool School of the Week
West De Pere School District, De Pere, WI.

The Inter-Activity Center
What's In a Name? project encourages kids to research and to blog.


Evaluating In-School Suspension Programs
While keeping students in school is better than suspending them out of school, 
administrators need to 
monitor and assess their in-school suspension programs to ensure they are 
effective and not just a convenient 
alternative for inexperienced teachers, according to education analyst Anne 
Wheelock. Schools need to keep 
an eye on who is being suspended and who is doing the suspending.

Calendar Exposes School Financing Problems
When bake sales and walk-a-thons aren't enough to save critical school 
programs, what's a community to do? 
Members of the Long Tom Grange in Junction City, Oregon, found a solution: they 
"took it all off" and (discretely) 
posed for a calendar that's drawing media attention -- and orders -- from 
around the world. Thrilled with the project?s 
success, the grange men hope the calendar also will expose the naked truth 
about school financing.  Included: 
A description of the calendar fundraising project.

No Educator Left Behind: Middle Grade Designation
This series helps educators understand the impact of the federal No Child Left 
Behind Act.  This week: For the 
purposes of demonstrating subject matter competency for teachers in middle 
grades, who determines whether 
middle grades are designated as elementary or secondary grades?

News Scoops: Education News Headlines for Busy Educators
1. School Crime Declining
>From 1995 to 2001, the percentage of students age 12 to 18 who reported being 
>victims of violence or theft at 
school dropped from 10 percent to 6 percent, according to figures from 
departments of Justice and Education.
2. Cup-Stacking Moves Into P.E.
Stacking and re-stacking plastic cups into different towers as quickly as 
possible as become the rage in some 
schools. Some physical education programs are using the activity, saying it 
builds eye-hand coordination and dexterity.
3. Nature Trail is Outdoor Classroom
Sixth graders at North Middle School in Belleville, Michigan, get hands-on 
science experience by exploring and 
helping to maintain a nature trail at the school. A science teacher used his 
own money and donations to create the trail.
4. More, Younger Kids Computer Savvy
Approximately 90 percent of 5-to 17-year-olds use computers and 59 percent of 
them use the Internet -- including 
one out of four 5-year-olds, according to a U.S. Department of Education 
analysis. Both useage rates are higher than those for adults.
5. Small Classes Yielding Big Benefits
A seven-year-old California law that limits class sizes has reduced teacher 
stress and led to improved student 
performance, officials say. Teachers also have more time for individual 

**** See Ron Clark on Education World Every Day! ****
You've seen him on Oprah. You've seen him on the Today show. Now Ron Clark, 
author of The Essential 55: 
An Award-Winning Educator's Rules for Discovering the Successful Student in 
Every Child, can be seen each 
and every day on Education World. Check out our NEW TODAY column every school 
day to read another of his 55 rules!


In-School Suspension: A Learning Tool
While educators agree that keeping suspended students in school is better than 
having them home unsupervised, 
schools need more than a room and a teacher for in-school suspension to change 
behavior. Structured programs 
that address multiple issues can help students get back to class faster and 
stay there.    

Principal Profile
Mary Alice Zettel, Holy Trinity School in Louisville, Kentucky.

How I Handled A Faculty Flare-Up
We are fortunate at our school. Our faculty members get along very well with 
one another. Sure, as in any other 
school, we have an occasional flare-up, but, when it happens, we get together 
to talk things out. Oh, there is one 
more ingredient I always include in those meetings...

ALSC/Sagebrush Education Resources Literature Program Grant.

Conventions and Conferences
What's coming up?

Star Speaker
Quality Quinn on "two years growth in one year."

25 Ways to Motivate Teachers
This week, Education World?s "Principal Files" team chats about what they do to 
keep good teachers 
motivated. What special things do they do to inspire teachers to keep learning 
and improving their skills? What 
do they do to keep up staff morale and make their schools fun places to work? 
Our principal team shares their 
best ideas for encouraging teachers to keep on plugging...


USGS Earthquakes for Kids
The epicenter of earthquake info for kids on the Web.

Highly interactive virtual museum visit for kids.

Setting the gold standard for WebQuests.

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