Wednesday, September 09, 2009

EduCarnival v2 - Issue 3

Step right up and get yo' tikkit! It is CARNIVAL time!

Welcome to the September 9, 2009 issue of EduCarnival v2, and thank you all so much for stopping by! I am both excited and honored to present this set of posts, and I'm already looking forward to what will be submitted for next week's issue.

Labor Day marks the beginning of the school year in many areas. Some of us are well into the swing of things, and others are just starting back, but either way, the holiday pinpoints one of the most exciting times of the year for many of us.

Jasmin throws down the glove with her response to "Any educator that buys wall maps or globes should be fired" posted at TheInfamousJ, saying, "Recently, Scott of Dangerously Irrelevant posted an image on his educational theory blog that stated "Any educator that buys wall maps or globes should be fired." It claimed that in a world of GIS and Google Earth, the wall map and globe were hurting students instead of helping them. Here's my response to that sentiment." I can just picture a squad of cheerleaders chanting LET'S! GET! FIRED! UP!

Melissa B. brings a little magic to the start of school in Medicine Man Magic posted at the scholastic scribe, saying, "You go, Clix...Thanks!" Aww, shucks, Scribey! Thanks for contributing! :D

Tom DeRosa presents 52 Teachers, 52 Lessons Project posted at I Want to Teach Forever, saying, "If you have not yet participated in this exciting community project, there are still many weeks left to fill!" You may also want to peek through other teachers' submissions for inspiration.

Sonja Stewart shares an honest struggle in A Homeschooling Guru Sends Her Kids to Public School posted at Parenting Squad. As a teacher, I found it both encouraging and inspiring!

The always-delightful Mr. B presents Becoming 3-dimensional posted at Docere Est Discere. My early experiences as a teacher are still fresh enough in my memory that I can sympathize, but he expresses himself so well that there's also a tinge of jealousy. ;) Those moments when you connect with your students are priceless.

"Consider more than just a few factors!" says Michaele Sommerville in What This Teacher Thinks About Early Starts to Kindergarten posted at Kindergarten's 3 R's: Respect, Resources, & Rants.

ms. understood looks at the (hopefully) unintended effects of the intense focus on math and reading with Social Studies: The Expendable Subject? posted at Teacher, I Don't Get It.

DrPezz presents First Day of School: The 2009 Edition posted at The Doc Is In, saying, "I hope this helps someone out there in the blogosphere. :)" DO NOT miss the link in the article! The activity is a great opener.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Republicans Bring "Classiness" To the Classroom posted at Mad Kane's Political Madness. And as a bonus, there's a poetry slam going on in the comments!

Mrs D. finds out that sometimes a situation that worries you turns out for the best in Part of a Team posted at Footsteps of Aristotle, saying, "Parent-teacher interviews made me realize I'm part of a bigger team."

Pat knows that the most successful students practice what they've learned in class. She writes about Developing a Study Plan posted at Successful Teaching, saying, "Having a study plan is important for a student's success in the classroom."

Scott Palat agrees, offering Study Tips and Learning Strategies for the New School Year posted at Colleen Palat.

teachin' suggests starting on the right foot with Positive Parent Calls posted at I'm a Dreamer.

Mrs. Chili is heading in a new direction this year, but you don't need to be worried when you've got a Manifesto reminding you of your cause, posted at A Teacher's Education.

There is quite the lively conversation going on over at Joanne Jacobs about The Speech. Go read what people are ranting talking about. (You know you wanna!)

And I'm discovering some of the differences between sophomores and seniors in SSR Minor Frustration.

Somehow I didn't receive as many List Posts as I did the last couple of weeks:

Kate Hopkins presents 15 Predictions for the Library of Tomorrow posted at Online Degree

Alvina Lopez presents 100 Best Higher Education Blogs posted at Online Degree Hub.

Linda Jones presents 100 Blog Posts You Should Read Before Going to Med School posted at Nursing

That concludes this issue. (Or, as Barnum reportedly said, "This way to the Great Egress!") Thank you so much to our contributors, and thanks readers for stopping by. I hope you all enjoyed this tour of the blogosphere as much as I did!

You can submit your blog article to the next issue of EduCarnival v2 by emailing me the direct URL of your article at uncomfortableadventures (at) yahoo (dot) com. Or, you can use the handy-dandy carnival submission form. Past carnivals and future scheduled editions can be found on the blog carnival index page.

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Melissa B. said...

Thanks mucho, Clix! I'll have fun checking out these links...

Michaele Sommerville said...

It's been too long since I've shared via the Carnival, thank you so much for including my post! I can't wait to click on all of the links, and will certainly link back to your great blog as well.


Clix said...

You're welcome! Thanks so much for contributing :D

Dr Pezz said...

My first Carnival. Thanks! :)

teachin' said...


Jasmin Loire said...

Thank you for including my post, as always. I will be submitting another one to next week's EduCarnival.

Thank you also for including Sonja Stewart's post. As a teacher who often gets students who were homeschooled, but no longer, I now have some idea where they are coming from.

loonyhiker said...

Thanks for including me! Another great carnival! Thanks also for doing this!

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