Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Carnival of Education

Welcome to the February 25, 2009 edition of carnival of education. I enjoyed reading everybody's posts. They were very good. I hope all of you take the time to read and comment on posts. If you have the time check out the rest of my blog as well. Enjoy!!

Gary Mullen presents History of the Green Man posted at Green Man, saying, "An article exploring the origins of the Green Man that can be found throughout the world."

Andrew Bernardin presents How Bogus Beliefs Persist (IV): With Age Comes a Membership to AARP and Wisdom posted at The Evolving Mind, saying, "This post, though it stands alone, is the fourth part in a four-part series about the confirmation bias."

siobhan curious presents liar liar posted at Siobhan Curious, saying, "Thanks for hosting!"

Patrick Black presents Smartboards & Special Education posted at Teaching All Students, saying, "I hope this is something you can use for the carnival!"

Larry Ferlazzo presents The Best Places To Create (And Find) Internet Scavenger Hunts & Webquests Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... posted at Larry Ferlazzo's Websites Of The Day For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL.

Mathew Needleman presents Teaching Writing Part #1: Don’t Fence Me In posted at Open Court Blog.

Matthew Ladner presents Real Men of Accountability Illusion Genius posted at Jay P. Greene's Blog.

Bill Ferris presents Create teaching portfolios easily with Google Sites posted at Instructify.

Michaele Sommerville presents Hickory Dickory Dock... posted at Kindergarten's 3 R's: Respect, Resources, & Rants.

Heather Wolpert-Gawron presents DARPA to create metacognitively aware robots posted at

Heather Wolpert-Gawron presents Test Prep-Bubbling Power posted at

Shen-Li Lee presents How to Raise a Smart Kid Babylicious posted at Babylicious.

Denise presents Math Teachers at Play #1 posted at Let's play math!, saying, "A collection of tips, tidbits, games, and activities for students and teachers of preK-12 mathematics."

Paul Cancellieri presents My Experiment in Grading: Update #1 posted at Scripted Spontaneity.

Belle presents Earth Hour - Turn out your lights for one hour posted at Homesteaderbelle's Blog.

woodlassnyc presents The person with the most seniority gets the job posted at Under Assault: Teaching in NYC.

nickel presents The Three Best 529 Education Savings Plans posted at

OnlineCollege presents Choosing a College: A Simple Guide for Undergraduates posted at Universities and Colleges.

Misty presents Learn the Multiplication Times Tables Fast and Easy! posted at Homeschool Bytes, saying, "Memorizing the times tables is often a difficult rite of passage in elementary school. If you’re looking for a new approach that children easily remember, try these silly stories made from the math facts that seem to stick in the mind much more that bare numbers."

Carol Richtsmeier presents Signs, Signals & Clues You Can Use posted at Bellringers, saying, "Thanks for hosting!"

Pat presents Miracles Do Happen posted at Successful Teaching.

Khan presents The Right Online Learning Program posted at Higher Education and Career Blog, saying, "Online education remains a social experience. It very much imitates what goes on in a typical classroom."

Mary Ann Zehr presents ELLs and the Stimulus Package posted at Learning the Language.

oldandrew presents Selling Out posted at Scenes From The Battleground, saying, "British blog about teaching in tough schools"

Kiri presents 4 minutes inside a teacher's brain posted at Elbows, knees, dreams, saying, "What it's really like to teach preK."

Bill Ferriter presents TWIT: They Always Wonder posted at The Tempered Radical, saying, "In this post, the Tempered Radical reflects on a unit driven by the curiosity of the students in his sixth grade classroom."

Mister Teacher presents Teaching Misdirection posted at Learn Me Good.

Hall Monitor presents Students Boycott Dance After Principal Bans 'Grinding' posted at, saying, "I could see a lot more students following this example if rules continue to become more strict."

SwitchedOnMom presents Differentiated Instruction? Implications for GT? posted at The "More" Child.

SwitchedOnMom presents A Magnet Program Diminished posted at The "More" Child.

Marjorie presents The Socialization Question posted at The Life Without School Community Blog, saying, "Thank you."

Corey Bunje Bower presents Sunday Commentary: The Charterization of Urban Schools Districts posted at Thoughts on Education Policy, saying, "While everybody focuses on improving student achievement, we're missing the charterization of urban districts. If you think suburban and urban schools are different now, just wait until school and community are fully decoupled in urban districts."

Insurance Toolbox presents Tax Credits and Tax Benefits from the Stimulus Package a.k.a The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Fine-Tuned Finances posted at Fine-Tuned Finances.

Rajeev Vashisht presents Attributes of High Performing Teams posted at Management Mantras, saying, "A blog on management insights and issues"

Nancy Flanagan presents Don't Know Much About History posted at Teacher in a Strange Land, saying, "Nothing ever really changes in education--it just morphs a bit."

Darren presents Right on the Left Coast: Views From a Conservative Teacher: No Twinkie For You, You Socialist! posted at Right on the Left Coast: Views From a Conservative Teacher, saying, "Teachers union helps pass a law "for the children", but teachers sure don't like it when it's applied to them."

Joanne Jacobs presents Rethinking seniority, tenure posted at Joanne Jacobs.

Matt Abe presents Not only math is "integrated" in Wayzata district posted at Scholar's Notebook.

rightwingprof presents If You Want It Done Right posted at Right Wing Nation.

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  1. Can I call you Rayray? Thanks for hosting this week's Carnival and for posting on Mardi Gras. And thanks for including the Teacher in a Strange Land.

  2. You may certainly call me Rayray. You are very welcome for hosting and including you.

  3. Thanks for including me in the carnival. I have linked back to this in my blog!