Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Life's a Carnival–the Education Buzz #6 Halloween Edition

[Before we get on with the carnival, I have a personal plea. Most of you know by now that I will be walking the Susan G. Komen 3-day for the Cure 60-mile walk November 5. Everyone on my team has raised their money for the walk except for my BFF Jennifer. (We recruited her late.) Once all her donations are in, we think she's just going to be just a few hundred dollars short of the required $2,300 to participate. If you would like to help us fight breast cancer, please consider making a donation to her. Any donation no matter how small will make a difference and will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!]


Welcome to the Sixth Edition of the Education Buzz--an eclectic smattering of things buzzing about in the EduSphere. 

Quit whining about that hay poking you in the… This will be fun. Who doesn't like a good scare now and then? Let's check and see if this haunted house is  offering any teacher discounts.

Hey is that Herman Munster over there? Oh wait, that's just 100 green lesson plans for the classroom. 

Did those kids just try and cut in front of us? Where's Clix? We need her to give 'em the ol' stink eye.

Jeepers Creepers! If that stink eye doesn't scare you, just check out Old Andrew and ponder just how low can your expectations go? And there's more ghastly stuff from my other friend across the pond Sarah Ebner who wants to know why parents and teachers are so adversarial. Of course, Curmudgeon has to bring up those scary vouchers again except this time, he raises some interesting questions and observations.

Yuk! Watch out for that blood trail. It's going right over there by Assorted Stuff who thinks it's time to kill computer labs. Now that's an interesting thought.

And while we're on interesting…since Halloween is just around the corner, I couldn't resist including this post about reforming the education system in our country from Zodiac Times written by a "professional astrologer, certified hypnotherapist and spiritual coach." I thought that would picque your interest.

Oh my, do you hear those witches over there?
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
It looks like an educational hodgepodge. Darren from Right on the Left Coast has something teachers like to hear and thinks the kids will be all right. J.M. Holland thinks that sometimes a picture tells a better story. Dancing Crocodile learns that a broken ruler brings out the best ruler.

Well, let's go trick-or-treating, but before we do make sure you check out me and Mr. Bones.

If your post was included you know the drill, please link back to the carnival. If you are interested in submitting a post, please check our guidelines first and then use this handy dandy form to submit. The carnival will appear back here in two weeks on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. CST on Saturday, October 23.

Please let me know about any broken links or problems.  As always…
“I’ve got this feeling that there’s something that I missed…”
–Snow Patrol

And, if I did, my apologies.


Sarah Ebner said...

Thank you for including me - nice to be back, even if it's a fleeting Halloween visit!
Some great posts on there.

Darren said...

Linked--and thanks for including my post.

jfb57 said...

Just found your blog & the carnival! It's great! I'm just starting out on my edu blog so will be a regular visitor!

jmholland said...

thanks for the inclusion! And thanks for doing this. If you ever need a site to host for a week let me know. I would be happy to pitch in. I did it once or twice for the old edcarnival on my previous blog
You are doing a great job.