February 27, 2008
Posted by Sam Jackson
Hello everyone! This is my first time hosting a blog carnival, but it is the 160th Carnival of Education! I got a lot of submissions for this week and chose the best ones to share with you today. Welcome to the February 27, 2008 edition of the carnival of education, let's get started! When you're done with these links, be sure to check out all the higher education content you can find right here on my site : )
Should parents pay for college (in whole or in part)? An interesting question... and one that I'm glad my parents answered basically in the affirmative.
Phil says that, paying for college or not, parents should do more to teach their kids patience. It took too long to read everything he wrote so I'm not quite sure, however, of what the entire post was about--I guess I'm just in such a rush all the time!
The Daily Grind provides a suggested Student Code of Ethics... what do you think about it?
Matthew K Tabor writes about the links between baseball and education, and they're more compelling in the context of the UFT than you might have imagined.
Great for Educators and Teachers
When, and if, to use if instead of when: tips from So You Want to Teach? about just that--teaching.
For more tongue twisting fun, consider the post about questioning questions, or at least the way teacher-questioners question. Lead from the Start ponders this and more in the context of preschool.
In case these other posts were sounding too cheery, read about this nightmare situation from Scenes from the Battleground, a blog about teaching in tough situations.
On the note of troublesome students... Siobhan has a teaser about what he's doing dealing with tough COLLEGE students.
But we shouldn't always blame the students! What about when parents make it difficult for students to stay in class by constantly moving? Bluebird's Classroom tells us about this unfortunate trend in certain seventh grade classrooms.
Any history teachers reading? History is Elementary has a post about hundreds-of-years-old fashion styles as it relates to teaching. Check it out.
Speaking of history--over at Scheiss Weekly we have a post asking whatever happened to the unsung heroes?
Does school kill poetry? Read Jennifer Ward's take on it.
Social Commentary about Education
The relationship between New York education policy, great apes, and why the teachers wants Joel Klein to understand more about teaching. All this and more at Under Assault, now!
They're not the only ones with complains about New York City schools: check out what Education Notes has to say on the subject.
SwitchedOnMom says that there should be more field trips. I totally agree.
EduWonkette wants to ask you what you think of different approaches to mitigating the achievement gap... and also to remind you to try to avoid being food poisoned.
Which brings us to Dave's commentary on some problems with metrics for measuring high school drop out data in California. What lessons can be learned from different measurement techniques?
General Educational Resources
SarahSpy has a great listing of free / pay-whatever days at a long list of NYC museums. Definitely worth checking out, sending along.
Life. Money. Development, writes about the seven habits of highly effective students... and how to acquire them. By clicking that link, presumably.
Web Tools for Students, Educators, and More
OEDb has some excellent (50!) tools for students and educators alike for use on the web, for research and learning. Check out their top 50 tools for researchers and students.
Bill Ferriter, 6th grade, teacher, is encouraging teachers to use RSS, in Pageflakes for Teachers, a good informative post.
CollegeDegree.com mentions 25 excellent tools for librarians. While most of these are fairly commonsensical, it doesn't hurt to be reminded of some avenues that might be missed; worth looking at for others in a similar situation.
Some fun math games, courtesy Let's Play Math.
Successful Teaching writes about blogging in the classroom-- always a great subject.
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And that's it for this edition of the carnival... Submit your blog article to the next edition of the carnival of education using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. The next edition is currently set for March 12. Thanks for reading, and be sure to have a look around my site before you go!
[Brief note on my selection methodology, since concerns have arisen in the comments: some people thought I was overly selective with this carnival, but I put in almost every post that was about education... if you or someone you know was left out, it was most likely not intentional. I volunteered to host this carnival after another, for March, was already ticketed; this means that if you submitted a post BEFORE my carnival for this date was open, it may have been directed there instead and so you might not have been left out at all, you might just have to wait two weeks.]