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Carnival of Education (178th Edition)

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Welcome to the 178th Carnival of Education – Teacher Ed Edition

Whether you are reminiscing about your days as a student teacher, attending a few professional development courses, or enjoying the many perks of grad student life (including but not limited to Top Ramen Wednesdays), you will find great minds blogging about fascinating topics.

At the social justice center, listen to a passionate lecture entitled:  A Broader, Bolder Approach To Education by Larry Ferlazzo (Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day for Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL). Bill Ferriter posts The Kids I’ve Failed. . . via The Tempered Radical, saying, “In this post, the Tempered Radical wrestles with the realization that failure in education means leaving children behind—and wonders whether or not he can continue in a profession with such significant consequences for poor performance”.

Brush up on your statistics skills and debate the issue of evaluation in education. Use Teach Thyself posted at Kim’s Play Place as inspiration. Diana of The Core Knowledge Blog evaluates jigsaw activities in  On Teaching: Where Jigsaw Misses the Picture. Sarah Weisz presents Academic Capital posted at Teaching Excellence Network, saying, “Entry refers to a study of Illinois schools, but the concept is nationally relevant.”

Listen to Scott Walker of The English Teacher present dissenting views about The Tyranny of Technology during his technology and instruction course. Wisconsin Union Blend asks his professor: Blogs and discussion boards – What’s the difference? Neelakantha of Teaching Tips presents 50 Must-Read Up and Coming Blogs by Teachers.

In the auditorium, listen to a free concert and The First Ever Music Education Blog Carnival conducted by Joel at So You Want to Teach?. Mark Monaghan of eLearning presents hosts a talk about Elona Hartjes of Teachers at Risk talks about her support of music in the classroom in her 2006 September 23 : Teachers At Risk post.

In the library, Darren of Right on the Left Coast discusses the plight of a Teacher Suspended For Year and a Half because of a book they chose to read in the classroom. Joanne of Joanne Jacobs puts books on hold. Read her post about books that school libraries have Deselected.

Sara Von Donge of CSTP Teacher Bloggers hosts a seminar about Language Instruction at the international student center. Kristie presents The Top 10 Free Resources For Learning Languages Online posted at Norway – An American in Oslo.

At the admissions office, Amanda Dixon of The Daily Planet confidently answers the “are you going to college?” question with To Go To College Or Not!

The school of education hosts a panel discussion involving many educators. Susan Gaissert of The Expanding Life brings together the intelligent comments of many educators in An Educational Conversation. At Build a School, Jeff presents his ideas about teachable moments in There Is Nothing New Under The Sun. Mrs. Bluebird practical advice about shoe-buying in A Teacher’s Best Investment posted at Bluebird’s Classroom.

After a pick-up game of basketball at the fitness center, Alvaro Fernandez of SharpBrains presents Physical Exercise and Brain Health.

At the coffee shop, Denise of Let’s Play Math! presents a guide to Math History on the Internet. Heather Johnson presents What’s Your Idea of an Ideal Teacher? posted at Information Age Education. Pat asks Are My Students Fender Benders? at Successful Teaching.

Stop by the financial aid office to turn in any missing paperwork. Money Answer Guy presents Should You Pay for Your Children’s College? posted at The Money Answer Guy. Matthew Paulson of American Consumer News shows us many Inexpensive and Ideal Learning Experience for the Whole Family. Sally Thompson presents 101 Scholarships Just for Teachers posted at Teaching Tips.

In the media lab, Mister Teacher of Learn Me Good presents My very own infomercial!. Diana Costello posts the video A special prom for special kids on The Hall Monitor.

In the campus newspaper, Caleb Knox writes an opinion piece about experimental schools entitled Give me Liberty or give me learning? (posted at Onward and Upward). John Holland of Circle Time covers a new study about preschool education and believes that it doesn’t matter how rich your kid is. In the editorial section, Lorem Ipsum presents Let’s Get Rid of All the Teachers. Marjorie of Life Without School reflects about the education and pop culture experiences of her husband in History Sucks.

On your way to your student teaching placement, you hear Carol Richtsmeier talk about Audit Reports, Teacher In-Service & How Bozo Ended Up in Dante’s Circle of Hell (posted at Bellringers) and NYC Educator relate stories about coworkers in a post entitled People Will Talk (posted at NYC Educator).

During a curriculum and instruction course, Melissa B. talks about a few ideas for Summertime Lessons (The Scholastic Scribe). Woodlassnyc argues against abstinence-only education in When ignorance trumps logic in Under Assault: Teaching in NYC. Heather Wolpert-Gawron gives educators professional development tips in Top 10: How to Take Control of Your Teaching posted at

In Child Development 101, OKP discusses end-of-year drama in a post entitled Long Story Long via Line 46, saying, “Just a little end-of-the year grade drama, prompting me to wonder if this kind of drama is going to increase year after year!”

I hope you enjoyed your day on-campus. There were many entries – if yours was not included on the midway, please try the next edition. The 179th edition will be hosted at Scheiss Weekly. Submit your blog post using this carnival submission form. Check out The Education Wonks for information about future carnivals.


Written by TeacherC

2 July 2008 at 2:17 am

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  1. Thanks for a great carnival read—and I’m jazzed to have stumbled across your blog. Just looking through your tags, I can tell you and I share a bunch of the same interests, so I’m looking forward to doing a bit more reading.

    Well done!
    Bill Ferriter
    The Tempered Radical

    Bill Ferriter

    2 July 2008 at 3:56 am

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  3. […] Carnival of Education — 178th Edition […]

  4. I enjoyed the carnival very much. Thank you for including my post.
    Susan Gaissert


    2 July 2008 at 5:53 am

  5. As always, so many interesting things to read. Thanks for putting this all together!


    2 July 2008 at 6:03 am

  6. Great job with the carnival! It will definitely give me some great reading for the next week or so. 🙂


    2 July 2008 at 6:09 am

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  8. thanks for hosting!


    2 July 2008 at 7:07 am

  9. Great job; you’ll be a hard act to follow!

    People can also submit their posts for next week’s Carnival directly to me at:


    2 July 2008 at 7:48 am

  10. Hey, nice work! And, of course, thanks for the link. It’s fun to be included. 🙂


    2 July 2008 at 8:21 am

  11. Thanks so much for hosting and including me in the class. It was a great read and really exciting to explore the site. Hope to see more of you soon.

  12. […] An (aspiring) Educator is hosting this week’s Carnival of Education #178.  I’ve tweaked my How to Take Control of Your Teaching list and although it’s still in an evolving state, you can read it here.  Enjoy the Carnival and the post. […]

  13. Thanks for including my post!
    Good job!

    Mister Teacher

    2 July 2008 at 8:53 am

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  15. Thanks so much for including me! Great Carnival.


    2 July 2008 at 12:48 pm

  16. Thanks so much for the mention! And don’t forget to drop by my blog on Sunday, for a little silly fun!

    Melissa B.

    2 July 2008 at 1:08 pm

  17. Quite an enjoyable carnival–thanks for your fine hosting, and thanks for including my piece!

    Diana Senechal

    2 July 2008 at 6:40 pm

  18. Thank you for including Laureen’s post, History Sucks, in the carnival this week. Marjorie is one contributor to The Life Without School Blog, but she did not pen this post. Thank you.


    2 July 2008 at 7:03 pm

  19. Wow! What an impressive litany of good works by dedicated educators – despite the obstacles, the low pay, and the sometimes long odds to bridge the gap between what we do and what we can do in the classroom.

    Consider me very impressed! I’ve got some reading and browsing to do.

    Eric Roth

    6 July 2008 at 11:54 pm

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    Melissa B.

    24 July 2008 at 2:37 pm

  22. Very nice!!


    2 August 2008 at 6:13 pm

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