Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Mother of all Mothers Edition of the Education Buzz: Life's a Carnival

Now that Mother's Day has come and gone it seemed fitting to have a Mother of all Mothers Edition of the Education Buzz: Life's a Carnival, presenting an eclectic smattering of educational type things buzzing about in the EduSphere.

We had a few new contributors this time  so here's a big hideeho welcome to our newcomers. They brought some new thoughts to toss out on the midway. 

Aparna Vashisht over at Huffpost Education talks about the need for a parent revolution. Now before you start hyperventilating, this post is worth a look. Only one point I have always wondered about and teachers hear it often, "I know we are often afraid of the teacher because we don't want any backlash." Backlash? I'm sure there are some teachers out there like that, but there are those type of people in every profession. I would say most teachers would never do that. We are professionals. OK, sorry for the editorial comment, but I encourage you to hop on over there and read that post. She has a lot of interesting things to say.

Joseph Kaye in his post Earthquake & Education analyzes a recent article he read. He makes an interesting observation that "the natural disaster is simply the end product of a series of social disasters." Check it out.

Dan Leeman over at Music Education For All discusses the national standards for music education and promises to provide  "hands-on, take-back-to-your-classroom resources."

Some of our old friends are back…

Michaele Sommerville talks about developmentally appropriate practice over at Kindergarten's 3 Rs: Respect, Resources and Rants.

And speaking of those little kindergartner tykes, Mathew Needleman  over at Creating Lifelong Learners examines whether those little guys are too young to be given iPads. (Jeez Louise, I wish someone would give me an iPad!)

Darren over at Right on the Left Coast, who is still recuperating from his ski accident, met with his long term substitute teacher and writes about a little faux pas that occurred.

Oh dear, Joanne Jacobs presents this post (which many of you may have already seen): "Who is Osama bin Laden?" Truly an OMG moment. 

And just in case you didn't know these guys, David Singer at Criminal Justice USA, gives you 10 other Al Qaeda players you should know.

Alicia Arnold over at Daily Creativity says it's important to take time to get back in touch with your playful side.

And this post really doesn't have much to do with anything, other than if you like space stuff, here's a list of 10 sites that monitor that sort of thing.

Well, that's it for this edition of the carnival except for my post, "May, Panic & Yearbooks" which you might find somewhat amusing. 

The next carnival will be back here Wednesday, May 25. If you would like to submit, the deadline is 6 p.m. central time, Saturday, May 21, and you can use this handy, dandy form.  I'm not sure what our summer schedule for the carnival will be, or if we'll just take a break I'll let you know.

Until then, if you would like to host an edition of the carnival, please let me know by emailing me at Also, don't forget to let me know if you find any broken links or problems with this edition of the Ed Buzz. 

As always…
“I’ve got this feeling that there’s something that I missed…”
–Snow Patrol

And, if I did, my apologies.

1 comment:

Michaele Sommerville said...

Thanks for including me! I'll have to head over and read Matthew's post about iPads, my kindergarten students will have them in the fall!