Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The YARR-nival of Education!

ARRight, that might've been a divilishly bad pun, but I be the Pirate Princess this week, an' I be commandin' this here vessel, y'see? So welcome to the 214th Carnival of Education (according to EdWonks) and heave to, me hearties!

Carnival posts are behind the 'continue' link, and I did try to categorize them a little bit, although of course every post is unique! I thought about trying to be more clever and work in a script, as some hosts have done in the past, but I don't know that I'm up for that just yet, this being my very first time hosting and all.

If you haven't been by Epic Adventures before, here's a few favorite posts suggested by some readers:
- Melissa voted for Twilight, Tech Issues, and Rotten Definitions.
- TeachJ enjoyed posts about the Darn Book.
- Steve Shann suggested The Dirty Dozen.

I'm still taking nominations, so let me know what YOU think!

Cabin Boys (and Girls) - Elementary The wee tykes can be found - where else? - playing the birthday games!

Nancy Muller presents A Ton of Garden, A Tiny Space: Vegetables for the 6" Container posted at Recession Depression Therapy.

Statue of Liberty visitor presents New York attractions posted at Breeds Of Dog.

Jim Hansen presents The Lack of Male Teachers in the Elementary Schools posted at Simply Teaching.

Pat presents Opening the Door posted at Successful Teaching.

oldandrew presents Kindness and Justice posted at Scenes From The Battleground.

Paul C presents Zen and the Art of Technology Use « Scripted Spontaneity posted at Scripted Spontaneity.

Elissa presents Red Light Green Light: 9 Tips to Organizing Your Classroom posted at Miss Cal.Q.L8.

Rani presents What is Nonfiction? posted at Rayray's writing.

Mister Teacher presents The noticably less than Amazing Race posted at Learn Me Good.

Scallywags Galore - Secondary School Those who think they're too old for games have made their way to the music: fiddle, fife, and drum. An' a raucous lot they be!

SwitchedOnMom presents Bad News Coming Thick and Fast posted at The "More" Child.

IB a Math Teacher presents Photo Album posted at 3σ → Left.

Jim Van Pelt presents A Place for Strangers and Beggars - An Important Lesson for a Teacher posted at A Place for Strangers and Beggars.

Jim Van Pelt presents A Place for Strangers and Beggars - Talking Your Way Into Literary Analysis posted at A Place for Strangers and Beggars.

Jason Oller presents Teachers are Mistreated posted at Jason's Perspective.

Spanish Learner presents Using Connecting Words In Spanish posted at Learn Spanish.

Terry Holliday presents Teaching Art posted at My Creativity Blog.

Bogusia Gierus presents Genetic Algorithm Game - a great way to show the Application of Evolution to High School Students | Nucleus Learning posted at Nucleus Learning.

Jim McGuire presents Why Testing Kills Creativity posted at The Reading Workshop.

Melissa B. presents The Hardest Part of a Teacher's Job posted at The Scholastic Scribe.

The Jolly Crew - Post-Secondary At this stage o' life, 'tis all about the booty! (I couldn't resist...) The crew has taken some 'shore leave' and seems to be havin' a mighty fine time!

siobhan curious presents a capacity for connectedness posted at Siobhan Curious.

Nate Desmond presents 7 Ways to Save Money on College Transportation posted at Clever Dude.

Mark Montgomery presents Federal Reserve Bank Says Don’t Go To Community College posted at Great College Advice.

jim presents Student Credit Management Tips & Card Suggestions posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Nate Desmond presents 20 Free Online Courses from Traditional Colleges and Universities posted at Debt-free Scholar.

PicktheBrain presents 5 Fascinating Video Lectures from Academic Earth posted at Online Colleges and Universities.

Mrs. Chili presents Holding Teachers Accountable posted at A Teacher's Education.

Privateers - Homeschool These insider-outsiders always be keepin' us on our toes! They stand near the gangplank, keepin' a close eye on the proceedings, but always offer a warm welcome.

SwitchedOnMom presents Permanent Record posted at The "More" Child.

Shen-Li presents Early Childhood Education - What is the Montessori Method? posted at Babylicious.

The Royal Navy - Policy One cannot make important decisions without sustenance! Those debating the politics of education gesture with forks as they nibble their piratey cake.

Darren presents Cutting Back On Homework posted at Right on the Left Coast: Views From a Conservative Teacher.

Dave Saba presents Part 3: What is happening to teaching jobs posted at ABCTE's Dave on Ed Blog.

Dr. Homeslice presents In Support of Educational Nationalism posted at Dr. Homeslice.

Hall Monitor presents Mom who let kids miss 100 days of school sentenced to jail posted at

Mathew Needleman presents Merit Pay for Teachers posted at Creating Lifelong Learners.

J.M. Holland presents Pre-K Painted Yellow posted at Inside Pre-K.

Castaways - Philosophy and Such Generous libation warms the heart and sets ideas to flowin'. These folks might know why the rum is gone, as they sit out on the deck and discuss the whys and wherefores of teaching - and life.

Dr. Homeslice presents In Support of Educational Nationalism posted at Dr. Homeslice.

tweenteacher presents A teacher's duty? posted at

Nancy Flanagan presents Bowl On, Kolan! posted at Teacher in a Strange Land.

Erika Collin presents 100 Tips, Apps, and Resources for Teachers on Twitter posted at Online College Degree.

Larry Ferlazzo presents What Do Pit Bulls & Cockroaches Have To Do With Learning & Teaching? | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... posted at Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day....

Marcy Webb presents Bedside Manner posted at Pensamientos.

If you have a recent post related to the field of education that should have been included, let me know by 7 PM EST tonight and I will try to add your link! Same goes if I've somehow mis-categorized your post. Let me know today and I'll get it taken care of ASAP!

Thanks so much to everyone who comes by, and a special thank-you to everyone who participated! Your presence counts as presents in my book!

I still don't see anyone listed here for next week's carnival. Email the Edwonk at owlshome (at) earthlink (dot) net to host!

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Nancy Flanagan said...

As an occasional Carnival host myself, I understand the overwhelming nature of having several dozen bloggers visit your inbox in the space of 6 days--using the cut-paste HTML is no shame! Especially if you doll it up with a Jolly Roger and some hearty matey-talk.

Thanks for including "Bowl on, Kolan" at Teacher in a Strange Land. An incredible story of a Special Olympics bowler--who has his fingers crossed in hopes that he may get a chance to bowl (very competitively) with the President.

Nancy Flanagan

siobhan curious said...

Thanks for including me in this! I look forward to some juicy reading...
Siobhan Curious

teachermrw said...

Thank you for linking to my blog. Actually, the name of my blog is, Pensamientos. I guess I have to be more careful with auto-fill form. :)

Melissa B. said...

Clixie: What a mammoth undertaking! Thanks so much for the linky love...I haven't visited the Midway in such a long time, and I'm glad I could visit while you were in charge!

Jim Van Pelt said...

Wow, what a great bunch of reading! Thanks for including my efforts.

Clix said...

You're so welcome, everyone! I was glad to have so many great articles to offer.

It wasn't as much work as I was afraid it'd be. I planned to do it this way because I didn't know what to expect, and then Tuesday night I got done and went, "hmm... I could be more creative with this, maybe..." But I didn't have any ideas immediately forthcoming, so I figured I'd go ahead and post it bright and early, and see about being more daring next time!

Melissa B. said...

BTW, I'm celebrating One Year in the Blogosphere with a special 2-day Sx3 today and tomorrow. The winner gets a $50 Tar-Jay Gift Card. Please say you'll play!

Jim Hansen said...

Thanks for including my post. I enjoy reading through the other contributions.

Terry Holliday said...

Thank you for including my post on teaching Art in your YARR-nival of Education. Love your sense of humor.

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