Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Educarnival v2 Issue 15

I am down to TWO more notebooks to review tonight... and I am so tired. One of my goals for this semester was to get things graded and returned in a (more) timely manner, and I think I've really done well with that. It's been hard, though, considering that I've assigned more writing than EVER before.

And I really enjoy reading the notebooks. I just hate checking the date and matching it in the gradebook and giving credit. I just feel like I have to power through everything because I have to get them done tonight because we use them EVERY DAY.

I need a better way of collecting these things, so that it doesn't seem so overwhelming.

Meanwhile, click 'Continue' below to read this week's EduCarnival posts!

Siobhan Curious addresses the question that SO MANY teachers hear at the end of a term in "now you've made me mad."

Darren presents a balanced, thoughtful perspective in UC Students Protest a 32% Increase In Fees posted at Right on the Left Coast: Views From a Conservative Teacher.

Victoria Westcott offers a cultural exchange from the comfort of your own home, with Spreading the Bloggin' Love: Teacher Blogs About Teaching in London, England posted at Teach in London.

Mr Teacher narrates A day in the life posted at Mr Teacher.

Mr Teacher doesn't seem too happy when others "milk the system," as one commenter puts it, asking What's in a name? posted at Mr Teacher.

I'm not the only one who's noticed how the days are rushing past: J was shocked to note it was the last day of November.

Spokane is implementing standards-based grading on elementary-school report cards, notes Jim Anderson.

Miss Bennett reflects on the unexpected benefits of home visits.

Sometimes John Spencer gets so riled up he wants to reach for a hammer.

Ms Teacher continues to push for faith and tolerance.

Mr. Teacher over at Learn Me Good is quite up front about what it's like after a break.

An occasional paper is a great way to "encourage students to be reflective and develop meaningful, personal compositions that show a measure of thought, creativity, and insight," remarks Mr. B-G.

Teachers have plenty of reasons to be grateful, and Angela Powell Watson has proof!

Bill Ferriter suggests three tricks to retaining teachers - sounds like common sense to me!

Mrs. Chili loves her job.

All metaphors are not created equal, says Tom.

And while I'm not anywhere near San Francisco, I've found Caroline Grannan's column both intriguing and thought-provoking.

Submissions were slim this week. I want to do more to promote the carnival, but I haven't even kept up with three posts a week on here. If you're reading this, it'd be awesome if you'd just put up a quick note on your blog or website introducing the EduCarnival and giving some information about how to submit (see below for an example):

EduCarnival v2 is continuing from the Carnival of Education: "interesting and informative posts from around the EduSphere -- and a few from the Larger 'Sphere." Typically, articles have been focused on K-12 public schooling, but private, homeschool, school/life, college or other related topics are welcome as well.

You can submit your blog article to the next issue of EduCarnival v2 by using the handy-dandy carnival submission form. Past carnivals and future scheduled editions can be found on the blog carnival index page.

If you are interested in hosting an upcoming carnival, please email me at uncomfortableadventures (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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Clix said...

Darnit, I can't figure out how to give that script-box some breathing room! gah!

Tom White said...

Great carnival, Clix; nice blend of different perspectives. Thanks for including my post!

Darren said...

Muchas gracias for including my post. I've linked to this Carnival.

siobhan curious said...

My submission doesn't seem to have made it into the carnival this week - is it possible it was overlooked?

Also, just a note that if you need someone to host a carnival between Dec. 16 and Feb. 1, I'd be happy to help out.

ina said...

Hi Clix,
I found your blog through a comment you made at the Tempered Radical blog, and I love it! I'll keep following your writings.
I'm actually in the process of becoming a teacher, and I am blogging about this journey through the career change:

Clix said...

Thanks, everybody! Keep writing, and keep me in the loop!

SC, your post had been right there at the top - I may have accidentally cut it as I was trying to shift things around. I've put the link back in and will give you a more complete plug when I get home tonight.

Thanks for catching my goof! :D

Mark said...

I've spent too much time clicking around through these today... great reading! Thanks for pulling it together.

Mamacita (The REAL one) said...

I'm trying to email you to volunteer to host the Carnival, but it's bouncing right back at me telling me various things: you don't exist, your email doesn't exist, your email has rejected mine, etc. Different message each time.

I volunteer to help host. There. :)

Great carnival, by the way.

Mister Teacher said...

Hey Clix,

Thanks so much for including a post from Learn Me Good! I have been so busy lately that I keep forgetting to submit a post, but it's really really nice to know that someone is keeping the carnival alive and running!

I promise to link soon!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Are you going to keep hosting the carnival? If so, I'll submit something. I might even (if I'm feeling really Christian) help you host it once in a while.

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