Welcome to Week 225 of the Carnival of Education! This is my first time hosting the Carnival. I’m excited, but like the rest of you, I am drowning in grading, so I haven’t had two brain cells to rub together this week. I tried to come up with a clever theme. You can imagine how that went. So instead, I’ve arranged this week’s entries into very loose categories, with a bit of commentary if provided by the authors.
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Next week’s Carnival will be hosted by Mister Teacher over at Learn Me Good. You can submit your blog article by using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.
And now, here’s your Carnival. Thanks for all the stimulating reading!
In the Classroom: Ideas, Techniques and Lesson Plans:
Myscha Theriault presents Bulletin Boards: Twelve Ideas for Older Classrooms posted at Myscha Theriault.
The Student Mind: Educational Psychology and True Stories:
Sarah Ebner at School Gate presents “Teaching to get the best out of a child: is setting or mixed ability the best way?”
Scott McLeod presents Are educational leadership faculty seen as ‘leaders’ by the leaders that they serve? posted at Dangerously Irrelevant.
Book, Blog, Game and TV Reviews:
Larry Ferlazzo presents The Best Collections Of Online Educational Games | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… posted at Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day….
Britannica Blog presents Studying Success in Education: Jay Mathews? Work Hard, Be Nice posted at Britannica Blog. “Those of you who follow the work of The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews, often called the “dean of education reporters,” know that for the past few years he’s been obsessed with two subjects—high school college-preparatory programs (Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate) and the Knowledge is Power Program charter schools, otherwise known as KIPP.”
GrrlScientist presents Why Evolution is True posted at Living the Scientific Life. “A review of Jerry Coyne’s wonderful book about evolutionary theory, which the most up-to-date and one of the most clearly written books about evolution that is currently available.”
Education Policy and Perspectives:
Sean Cavanagh presents Arne Duncan Wants to Expand Striving Readers Program posted at Curriculum Matters. “Mary Ann Zehr’s post examines Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s proposal to expand the federal Striving Readers program, which currently serves middle and high school students.”
Larry Ferlazzo presents Parent Involvement or Parent Engagement? posted at LFA: Join The Conversation – Public School Insights.
Renee Moore responds to Larry’s ideas in Education is Becoming More Consumer-Driven posted at LFA: Join The Conversation – Public School Insights.
Darren presents Come To School, Come To Jesus posted at Right on the Left Coast: Views From a Conservative Teacher.
College and Student Life:
Kim Bayne presents Personal Finance: 10 Creative Ways to Earn Cash While in College – Official Quicken ® Blog posted at The Quicken Blog.
Thanks for visiting the Carnival. I hope this week’s entries bring you hours of thought-provoking procrastination. (You need a break from that pile of lab reports anyway. You’ll be a better grader if you read one more post, I promise. Oh, and maybe one more.)