Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Carnival of Educators - Thank You Mom Edition

Welcome to the May 11, 2010 edition of the Carnival of Educators.  This week's edition is a slightly belated tribute to all of our moms, our kids' moms, and anyone else who has filled that role for you in your life.  Above you can see Momma D and I when she came to visit during my first year of teaching (that's the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge around us).  Thanks Mom!  Without further adieu:

School Stories

Vatche presents The Student Writer's Mind: The Little Boy posted at The Student Writer's Mind.  A great way to kick things off from a student's perspective.

Bellringers (Carol Richtsmeier) presents Saturdays, Teens & Competition posted at Bellringers.

teachin' presents I always feel the loss. posted at I'm a Dreamer, saying "For me, this is the hardest part of teaching."

Pat presents That Kid Could Be The Great Kid posted at Successful Teaching.

Sarah Garb presents Ultra Hilarious posted at Dead Class Pets, explaining "Oh, the things that are ultra hilarious in second grade....anyone else have others?"

The Big Picture in Education

Matt Eventoff presents The Power of Words posted at Communication3.0. I've participated in activities similar to this one, and it's very powerful--worth adapting for your students or any group of young people you work with.

Edwin Choi presents Senator Hagan asks Secretary Duncan about Financial Literacy posted at MoneyU Blog.  A topic near and dear to my heart.

SWA presents So you don’t want to be an Engineer? posted at Sistaswithattitude.

Molly presents Help me out here.... posted at A day in the life of a __________________:, about "[t]he life and times of a soon to be unemployed educator."

Joshua presents TAKS Preparation posted at transmorgified, noting "remarks on TAKS and teaching in Texas."

Professional Development

TeachEnEspanol presents Life-Based Education: Teach to YOUR Students posted at Life-Based Education.

One Language presents How To Help A Child Learn English posted at Learn English Online For Free.

Tisha Dotson presents 50 Body Language Secrets You Need to Succeed in Life posted at Career Overview. I'm a big believer in how your ability to read people (and how students read you) effects what goes on in the classroom.

Wise Bread presents 5 Ways to Learn a Language posted at Wisebread.

Ava Jones presents 50 Incredible Books Every Educator Should Read posted at Online University Reviews, noting "The article has listed 50 incredible books every educator should read. No matter if looking for inspiration, advice, or just a good read, they can help your career in education immensely."

Mister Teacher presents Top 10 ways to close out the school year posted at Learn Me Good.

Jennifer Wagaman presents How to Teach: Secrets from a Tutor posted at 321 Learn!.

Sylvia Wong presents Turbulent Landing - Personal Essay posted at Wake Up Seriously!. Global Concerns Classroom (GCC) is an innovative, multi-faced global education program of Concern Worldwide US. GCC inspires youth to become active global citizens. For more information, go to www.concernusa.org/GCC.

Sarah Winfrey presents Promote Summer Reading for Your Kids posted at Parenting Squad.

Deb Hodgkin presents Volcanoes posted at Science@home.

GrrlScientist presents How Will You Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day? posted at Living the Scientific Life, noting this is "A list of things you can do to help birds and other native wildlife, from small day-to-day changes to becoming a citizen activist."

Robert Drummond presents Maths starters -Visualisations posted at robert drummond's blog, noting "These visualisations are excellent. They extend children's thinking and classes I have used them with really enjoy them."

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