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ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival – Summer Break Edition

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Welcome to the 12th ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival – Summer Break Edition

Whether you are catching up on your professional development reading, filling carts with school supplies at Staples,  or  planning your curriculum, you will find great minds blogging about fascinating topics.

Shielding himself from the sun in the computer lab, Chris Mark is helping teachers perfect the use of web-blogs. His article Using Web-Logs in the EFL Classroom posted at Students’ Page. This blog post contains a Slideshare presentation from a recent conference and a list of links to related presentations. Next to him, Burcu Akyol helps “blogger wannabes” find their place in the blogosphere. Check out her article My Blogging Adventure – Some Ideas For Blogger Wannabes (Part 1) posted at Burcu Akyol’s EFL Blog.

On the obstacle course, drill instructor Shelly Terrell leads teachers through a strenuous bootcamp. The focus of this bootcamp session is wait time. Check out her video and instructions in Wait! Don’t Tell Me! posted at Teacher Boot Camp.

You’ll find Lucy Bertoldi at the bookstore adding to her classroom thesaurus collection. Her article  Context Explanation and Synonyms Versus Translation posted at ESL-EAL and More. This concise article helps educators coach their students when they cannot come up with words in English. In the checkout line, she strikes up a conversation with Larry Ferlazzo about ESL/EFL/ELL terminology. Check out his article The Best Guides To ESL/EFL/ELL Terminology on Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day.

Cool drink in hand, Mathew Needleman engages in a debate about curriculum and responsibility. His article, It’s Not the Curriculum, It’s Us posted at Creating Lifelong Learners is a direct response to Scott McLeod‘s It’s not ‘the tests.’ It’s us.

At the bank, Miracel Juanta is depositing her blog revenue. She teaches educators how to make money off of their blogs in the article How to Add Google Adsense to Your Blog posted at On Blogging and Social Media. Nice way to make summer cash…

David Royal is on his way to an environmental protest. On his blog, ESL etc., he explains how he helped make the Hawaii English Language Program greener: Greening an Intensive English Program.

Karenne Sylvester (of Kalinago English) is at the comic book store looking for seed ideas. Her article Murder Of A Superhero. Weapon? An Item Of Office Equipment is an example of a formal and informal language lesson.

At the principal’s office, David Deubelbeiss explains how his lesson about lies helps students understand the emotion behind language. Check out his article Using Lies in the EFL Classroom on EFL Classroom 2.0 – Teacher Talk.

During a conference, Mary Ann Zehr presents a study about Latino teens, parenting, and culture.  Her article, Study: Latino Teens Benefit From Sharing Two Cultures With Parents is posted on the Edweek Learning the Language blog .

Enjoy your summer vacation! ELL Classroom will be hosting the 13th Carnival on October 1st. Us this nifty submission form to get your article on the midway.

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5 August 2009 at 4:08 am

Carnival of Education: 207th Edition

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Welcome to the 178th Carnival of Education – Spring Break Edition

Whether you are catching up on your reading at the beach, attending a few professional development conferences, or enjoying the many perks of spring break life (including but not limited to waking up and changing into a new pair of pajamas for the day), you will find great minds blogging about fascinating topics.

Although sitting around on the couch all day seems unproductive, Joel came up with 50 Online Reference Sites for Teachers over at So You Want To Teach?. After watching a a John Stossel program, John Holland got out of his pajams and wrote False Alarm: It’s Only John Stossel posted at Inside Pre-K.

Larry Ferlazzo made sure that his movie watching had educational value and posted The Best Places To Find Theatrical Movies On Science, Math, & History at Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites Of The Day For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL.

At the beach, John Holland (Inside Pre-K) is sipping colorful drinks and explaining the “accountability for preschoolers in MD” from his Explanation Provided? post. Michael Mazenko (A Teacher’s View) continues the debate he started on his Home Ec Returns post after tossing a frisbee on the beach.

SwitchedOnMom opted for professional development and a conference where she experienced Jay Mathews – Live! (The “More” Child). At another conference about higher education, Jim presented a talk on How to Navigate the College Financial Aid System (Blueprnt for Financial Prosperity) and Nate Desmond explained 12 Ways to Waste Money in College (Debt-free Scholar). Dana gave a presentation about her b-school experiences In Search of Sustainable Careers – 5 Reasons Why I Would Not Go Back to Business School (Investoralist) saying, “Do business school lead to sustainable careers? Some points to consider in face of global financial chaos.”

During a trip to DC, Matthew Ladner debates policy wonks about The Rhetorical Rights and Wrongs of the Obama Speech (Jay P. Greene’s Blog). Bradley Shea of bradley shea.com defends his views about The Need For Breakfast Clubs. After a visit to the White House, Bill Ferriter spoke about The Impact of Market Norms on Education. . . posted at The Tempered Radical, saying, “In this post, the Tempered Radical responds to Barack Obama’s recent pleas to young Americans to serve their nation by working in classrooms. “That’s just plain beautiful,” the Radical writes. “There’s one problem, though: Education has gone through a painful transition in the past two decades, from a profession driven by social norms to one driven by market norms.”

Scott McLeod presents Help wanted: Sites that connect classrooms across the globe? posted at Dangerously Irrelevant, saying, “A growing collection of places that allow teachers to connect their classrooms to others across the globe!”

Mathew Needleman presents Writing Tip #3: Pictures Aren’t Just for Babies posted at Open Court Resources.com Blog.

After attending a debate tournament with students, Soldave presents Preparing students for English speech & debate contests posted at Big in Japan.

At a local library, Kim of Wild About Nature gives a book talk entitled Book Review: One Wolf Howls. After a tutoring session, Bogusia Gierus Nucleus Learning explains why Tutoring is like a GPS | Nucleus Learning. From a computer lab, Travis A. Wittwer presents TECH & TE(A)CH posted at Stories from School: Practice meets Policy.

At a delightful park picnic, Joanne Jacobs muses that The revolution is not a picnic (posted at Joanne Jacobs). Andrew Bernardin passes the sandwiches and edits his  Jacks of All Topics, Masters of None post which is now at The Evolving Mind.

Mrs. Bluebird tries to relax after A Rant – Casting Off Accessories, Teacher Accountability and the Reality of Our World posted at Bluebird’s Classroom, saying, “Mrs. Bluebird is fed up with parents who aren’t parenting.”NerdMom presents Technology, Education and Life posted at Nerd Family.

While cleaning out a bookcase in a classroom, Clix pondered reading and posted SSR times at Epic Adventures Are Often Uncomfortable, saying, “As we struggle through difficulties in the classroom, it can be helpful to remember that other great heroes also faced near-impossible challenges, and even triumphed!”. Pat also spent time in her classroom and thought about classroom management. The resulting post is Catch Them Doing the Right Thing at Successful Teaching. Adding to the classroom management discussion is Jim McGuire. He presents Where Does Hard Work Come From? posted at The Reading Workshop, saying, “What causes students to work hard? This post takes a look at students’ work ethic.”

Madeleine Begun Kane uses her break to indulge a writing habit. The result is A Robot Violinist That Plays Better Than Your Kid? posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog. TeacherC does the same and produces a narrative entitled On Mercy Killing in the First Grade (or, how I stopped worrying and learned to appreciate punch lines) at An (aspiring) Educator’s Blog. Mike Holden shares Part 1: What is happening with teaching jobs? posted at DoE- Dave on Ed. Miss Profe writes about past experiences with students in Número Uno posted at Pensamientos.

That concludes COE Spring Break. 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 the blog carnival index page. There were many submissions to this carnival. If your post did not make it to the midway, please try again next time!

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18 March 2009 at 12:13 am

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 Musicovery.com. 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 tweenteacher.com.

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.

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2 July 2008 at 2:17 am

Call for Entries: 178th Carnival of Education

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I’m hosting the 178th Carnival of Education. The midway opens on July 2nd. Submissions are due Tuesday, July 1st by 5 pm (PST). You can use this nifty submission form or email me your submission (educatorblog at gmail dot com).

I can’t wait to see you on the midway!

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26 June 2008 at 8:44 pm