Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Carnival of Educators: Spring Has Sprung Edition

Welcome to the March 23, 2010 edition of the Carnival of Educators!

In the Classroom

Bellringers (Carol Richtsmeier) presents Shut Those Eyes posted at Bellringers.  As Spring Break rolls around, Ms. R wonders why her yearbook staff thinks their assignments will just go away if they ignore them long enough.

Mathew Needleman presents Independent Work Time: My Students Refuse to Work Independently posted at Creating Lifelong Learners.  "My students just refuse to..." is a common refrain when teachers are struggling.  Mathew's great post reminded me of a similar question I received from a teacher facing misbehaving students.

Matthew Halpern presents Awesome. posted at Look at my happy rainbow!. This is my favorite blog, and this post is a perfect example of why. I implore you to read, then subscribe!

Vagabond Teacher shares They Know What To Do posted at Into the Woods, explaining that the title contains the five words a substitute teacher never wants to hear.

organized chaos shares the best plans... posted at Organized Chaos, sharing an awesome, inspiring story about trying to get her kindergartner to the school dance!

Education Issues

Jane Goodwin presents Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus posted at Scheiss Weekly.  Mamacita learns some lessons about education from the Harry Potter series.

EightFalls presents Managing Student Learning With Gantt Charts posted at EightFalls.com.  The author borrows an idea from the corporate world: could we do better at being managers of student learning?

June Tree presents How Would You Grade Your Money Management Skills? posted at The Digerati Life, saying "Here’s why we should teach money management and personal finance in schools."  I agree!

Lesson Plans and Ideas

Robert Drummond presents Using Befuddlr in the classroom. posted at robert drummond's blog, noting "Highlights a great program - befuddlr and how it can be used in the classroom to support and review learning."

Laurie Bluedorn presents Test Your Logic Skills posted at Trivium Pursuit. A little logic game to try out.

Maria Clara presents Masterpiece or Ad? Take our Test! posted at Online Colleges.net.  Great idea for introducing media literacy, consumer education, and of course art!

Steve Spangler presents Build a Trap, Catch a Leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day posted at Steve Spangler's Blog. This is a little late, but bookmark it for next year!

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