Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Spring Break Cranky Edition of the Education Buzz–Life's a Carnival

Welcome to the Spring Break Carnival! I was going to be clever, witty and springy, but instead after trying to finalize my yearbook, I'm cranky, snarky and… See I was going to come up with another adjective, but my brain feels a little mushy and I've got nothin', zero, zippo, nadda…

So-o-o-o let's just get to it in a streamlined, no-nonsense (or maybe some minimal nonsense) version of the Education Buzz and see what's happening in the EduSphere. 

Thankfully, there are some people with some creativity left. I can only surmise they have never been a yearbook adviser. Annette Berlin offers 16 ways to stir your child's creativity. And while you're stirring up stuff, you can check out Jeron Shelton's post about developing talent.

Digitalteach talks about a teacher tech program that actually works. What a world, what a world.

Darren from Right on the Left Coast ponders just where the line is drawn for teachers.

Parenting is… discusses government mandated napping in California. Jeez Louise, I wonder what Darren from Right on the Left Coast would have to say about that?

Education Closet talks about the recent budget crisis effecting so many states and what it's doing to education.

Pat over at Successful Teaching talks about the importance of first lines and thinking about  grabbing the  attention of your students when your making your lesson plans.

If you find yourself laid off in this current budget crunch, Money Crashers talks about six things to consider before opting to go back to school.

Mr. Teacher over at Learn Me Good talks about sprouting seeds and knuckleheads.

Whoa, sometimes I think Old Andrew from over at Scenes from the Battleground and I must live in the same house. Check out his "10 Reasons Why I Shouldn't Tidy My House."

Tim over at Assorted Stuff grabbed my attention when he began his post with "Any other public school educators getting tired of being told you're overpaid."

Mamacita talks about blogging in her post, "The Blog is Dead! Long Live the Blog!" Jeez Louise, I was worried there for a moment and thought may be my blog had died and nobody told me.

Steve Spangler talks about Science Fairs and what is the right age for participating.

And speaking of participating, if you want to participate in the next Education Buzz, Mamacita has graciously agreed to host our next one on March 30 over at Scheiss Weekly. You can use this handy, dandy form to submit. Deadline for submissions is Saturday, March 26.

Before I go though, I have a post below that you might find interesting. It's not at all lighthearted, but it's important. See what you think.

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.


Mamacita (The REAL one) said...

Thank you so much for including me in the carnival! You've done your usual excellent job of putting all the links together.

Darren said...

Gracias for the link :)

Andrew @ Money Crashers said...

Really great list of posts here and thanks for including us!

jeron shelton said...

Thanks for the Link. I have you bookmarked!

loonyhiker said...

Thanks for including me! As usual, you've done an awesome job!