Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The World Series Edition of the Education Buzz--Life's a Carnival

Welcome to the World Series Edition of the Education Buzz--Life's a Carnival, an eclectic smattering of things buzzing about the EduSphere.

First up to bat, Nancy Flanagan from Teacher in a Strange Land, and trust me, she smacks this one out of the ballpark. Hails bails, I think she smacked it clear into the next state. "Discouraged from Dreaming" is probably the best post I've read in a long, long time. You've got to check it out.

Pat over at Successful Teaching hits a line drive with her 10 suggestions for confronting difficult parents. While you may have heard some of them before, we're all probably due for a reminder.

Making her first appearance at the Carnival, Lollitot  is on deck offering her ranking of the top 10 public schools in Manhattan.

Next up at bat, Darren from Right on the Left Coast. Sometimes he's best when he can just walk us through it.

There's our science guy, Steve Spangler, warming up in the bull pen. He's got some "awesome Halloween Dry Ice experiments" for us. Now, if he'd only supply the candy.

Jane Goodwin over at Scheiss Weekly thinks this generation is striking out and she's a bit worried about the future. And after reading her post, I'm worried, too.

Umpire education guru Joanne Jacobs notes some elite schools are scaling back on homework because more doesn't necessarily mean better.

And coming in as relief pitcher is yours truly with "Confessions, Smart Phones & Bullies."

It's time for that 7th inning stretch and time to check out the "15 most butchered phrased in the English Language."

Well that's it for this edition of the carnival. Oh, just one more thing left to say:
Go Rangers!

Join us here again on Wednesday, Nov. 9 for our next edition of the Education Buzz. Please submit your posts no later than Saturday, Nov. 5 by 5 p.m. CDT. Use this handy dandy form for your submissions.
If you would like to host a carnival, 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.


Nancy Flanagan said...

Thanks for sharing my post @ Teacher in a Strange Land and your very kind words. The correct URL for the post is:

And thanks for keeping the grand tradition of the Education Carnival going. You're the Sparky Anderson of blog wranglers, Carol. You rock.

Darren said...

Linked! Thank you for including my post.

Mamacita (The REAL one) said...

The new Buzz is, as always, excellent and full of great links. Thanks for including mine!

loonyhiker said...

Thank you so much for including my post!! You do an awesome job!