Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Carnival of Education- April 1, 2009

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"

Jim McGuire presents What Can Be Fixed posted at The Reading Workshop, saying, "Some things we control, others we don't. This post takes a look at both."

Nate Desmond presents 5 Ways to Waste Study Time posted at Debt-free Scholar.

Mathew Needleman presents Losing It (In the Classroom) posted at Open Court Blog.

JC presents SJ lol’s “Computer science major is cool again” 6Bubbles - Grad School, Money, Life posted at 6Bubbles - Grad School, Money, Life.

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?"

Jennifer in OR presents Expressive Social Studies posted at Diary of 1.

siobhan curious presents who says you have to go to college? posted at Siobhan Curious, saying, "Thanks for hosting!"

Larry Ferlazzo presents Relationship-Building, Merit Pay, & Testing posted at In Practice.

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.

Fiona Lohrenz presents Ideas For Day Care Activities And Games posted at Child Care Only.

Kim presents Book Review: Ocean Hide and Seek posted at Wild About Nature.

Pinyo presents Why A Financial Education Should Not Be Postponed posted at Moolanomy.

woodlassnyc presents Stumped posted at Under Assault: Teaching in NYC.

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."

oldandrew presents What if Senior Managers Told the Truth? posted at Scenes From The Battleground, saying, "British blog about teaching in tough schools"

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."

Pat presents Do It Now or Else posted at Successful Teaching.

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."

Mary Ann Zehr presents ELLs on the Border Talk about Violence in Mexico posted at Learning the Language.

Mary Ann Zehr presents The Library of Congress Pushes Primary Sources posted at Curriculum Matters.

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!"

hall monitor presents Paddling in School Draws More Controversy posted at, saying, "Should we use corporal punishment in schools? Most feel strongly one way or the other."

Mister Teacher presents America's Next Top Student posted at Learn Me Good.

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?"

Super Saver presents Kindergarten Decision Dilemma posted at My Wealth Builder.

Joanne Jacobs presents When parents do the homework posted at Joanne Jacobs.

Chanman presents Reminder to teachers: Don't get sick posted at Buckhorn Road.

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."

Mike Holden presents The Retention Myth posted at DoE- Dave on Ed.

Miss Profe presents Lost My Cool posted at Pensamientos, saying, "I hope this suits. Thank you for hosting. :)"

Mark Stock presents Are you trained or educated? posted at HOPE Foundation, saying, "The blog "What's Working in Schools" ponders the question, "Are you educated or are you trained?""

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of education using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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  1. Thank you for including me, and thank you for hosting the Carnival! Nicely done. :)

  2. Great list of articles to read! Thanks for hosting this week's carnival.

  3. Thanks for including my article in the Carnival :)

  4. Thanks for a wonderful carnival! I enjoyed all the articles and appreciate you including mine!