Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Life's a Carnival: The Education Buzz #7

Welcome to the Seventh Edition of the Education Buzz--an eclectic smattering of things buzzing about in the EduSphere. Last week found us touring Haunted Houses.  This week finds us getting ready for Halloween and Election Day. Both could be scary propositions. Early voting has already started. So let's get this bus rolling and start picking up folks to vote.
There's lots of issues out there to consider. The Dancing Crocodile considers it "grossly unfair" that teachers are evaluated by administrators while administrators are assessed by their superiors. Slide on over and let Joanne Jacobs in. Let's see what she has to say about charter schools retaining kids instead of socially promoting them. 

Don't forget to take all your stuff when you get off the bus. Who left that Superman costume on the back seat? J.M. Holland at Emergent Learner has some thoughts on "Waiting for Superman."

Hey, let's stop at Old Andrew's place and pick up some books to read while we're waiting in line to vote. While Old Andrew has some great picks on his list, did you really think I would let this opportunity slip by for a little bit of self-promotion? You should check out my book, How to Lose Your Self of Steam and Other Teaching Lessons I Never Learned From Professional Development. To be fair, you should also check out Mr. Teacher's book, Learn Me Good, and Joanne Jacob's book, Our School.

Would someone please tell Mr. Teacher to put away his football stickers and look for his voter registration card? We're almost at the voting site. He can tell us about the interesting connection he found between some football stickers and his students after he finds his card.

We'll have to come back for  Darren from Right on the Left Coast because he's off proctoring the PSAT test where he discovered something rather odd. Pat over at Successful Teaching wants to know how long until we get there. While we're waiting for Darren, why don't we all share something good that's happened to us today?

Isn't that Joel from So You Want To Teach walking down the street? Let's give him a ride. He's got a nifty cheat sheet for us on 50 Teaching Tips.

I don't think we should vote on an empty stomach. Let's check out 11 school lunches from around the world. While y'all are looking at the the Top 40 Video Websites for Teachers, I'm going to see if the bus driver can't pull in a little closer. I'm really tired of all that spinning around I've been doing lately.


JM Holland over at Emergent Learner has graciously agreed to host the next edition of the Education Buzz carnival of education as I will be busy walking the walk for the 3-day for the Cure. Please submit your thoughtful posts by November 6th using this  handy dandy form. According to JM, the theme will be thankfulness.

If you are interested in hosting an edition of the Education Buzz, please let me know by emailing me at

If you find any broken links or problems with this edition of the Ed Buzz, please let me know. As always…
“I’ve got this feeling that there’s something that I missed…”
–Snow Patrol

And, if I did, my apologies.


Victoria Westcott said...

Thanks so much for including me in this month's carnival! I'm off to visit all the others now.

theheadsoffice said...

I couldn't possibly host one of these! You do it SO well! I need to set aside a couple of days with lots of tea to get through them all now! Many thanks!

theheadsoffice said...

Links to Dancing Croc & JM Holland post not working! I left a comment but it doesn't seem to be here yet! :(

askthehomediva said...

Head office,
Thanks for letting me know about the broken links. I have fixed them. The one for waiting for Superman didn't work again for me either, but I linked to the site and everyone will just have to scroll down to see it.