Welcome to the April 1, 2009 edition of carnival of education. Happy April Fool's Day!! I hope nobody has fooled you too badly. As always I am excited to host this carnival. There were many good entries and many different subjects. Thank you very much for helping me learn more about teaching techniques and how it is for you in the classroom. As I always say, "Your education never ends." Enjoy!!
soldave presents Model United Nations: a Teacher's Guide posted at Big in Japan, saying, "A teaching guide to teaching one of the most valuable and enjoyable high school courses there is: the Model United Nations"
John Holland presents Inside Pre-K posted at Inside Pre-K, saying, "I have been having a debate with myself recently. I have been thinking about the role and importance of time out in my classroom management. I have been asking myself some tough questions. Do I ask too much of my students by expecting them to keep their hands to themselves at four years old? Am I too harsh when a student has refused to participate in a classroom activity after repeated attempts to reengage and redirect their behavior? Are my circle times too long? What if we do alternating locomotive and non-locomotive activities? Am I using materials and activities that will engage them? Am I making it easier or harder for them to be successful?"
Larry Ferlazzo presents The Best Sites For Learning About Yosemite & Other U.S. National Parks Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... posted at Larry Ferlazzo's Websites Of The Day For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL.
Bill Ferriter presents The Tempered Radical: Cell Phones ARE Disrupting the Learning Environment posted at The Tempered Radical, saying, "In this article, the Tempered Radical explores how cell phones have changed the way that he learns---and wonders why schools aren't doing more to introduce students to the same potential sitting in their pockets."
Nancy Muller presents Essential Gardening Books for Kids posted at Recession Depression Therapy, saying, "Now that Spring has Sprung, ship your students outside for a little fresh air learning. Grab some inspiration and dig in to your learning adventure."
Denise presents How DO We Learn Math? posted at Let's play math!, saying, "To teach effectively, I need to understand how students learn. I can think of at least 3 ways that I have learned math — what about you?"
Myscha Theriault presents More Classroom Ideas for Old Fashioned Index Cards posted at Myscha Theriault, saying, "An article for classroom teaching on the cheap and easy."
Walter Holland presents Wax Banks: Curricula: a short essay about education. posted at Wax Banks, saying, "A rather dark entry - but then times are dark. Enjoy!"
Educatorblog presents Ways of the Teacher-Feminist: Text, schema, and stereotypes, oh my! posted at An (aspiring) Educator's Blog, saying, "How are you a teacher-feminist? Have you noticed the impact of gender, race, and other social schemata in your classroom?"
Darren presents Above The Law posted at Right on the Left Coast: Views From a Conservative Teacher, saying, "Changing grades given by a teacher? Not in California."
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