Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Willy-Nilly Edition of the Education Buzz--Life's a Carnival

Welcome to the Willy-Nilly Edition of the Education Buzz--an eclectic smattering of educational type things buzzing around the EduSphere.

Topics were all over the place, so nothing fell into a nice little tidy theme package. But isn't that like school toward the end of the year? Instead—you guessed it—topics were willy-nilly here and willy-nilly there. Thus, we now have a theme of sorts–the Willy-Nilly Edition which makes me a happy camper indeed.

I must say that I have to agree with Darren from Right on the Left Coast that if you're going to walk the walk and talk the talk, you probably ought to dress the part. Just a thought.

While Alicia Arnold at Daily Creativity talks about using nursery rhymes to boost creativity, Pat over at Successful Teaching ponders new teacher's softness and veteran teacher's toughness.

Nancy Flanagan over at Teacher in a Strange Land remembers Columbine 12 years later. Definitely some thought-provoking stuff there.

Matt Needleman over at Creating Lifelong Learners presents two rap videos created by teachers who were pink slipped in California. Amusing, but sad. 

Grace Nunez over at Education Quick Takes reminds us why some employers value a solid liberal arts education.

Mamacita over at Scheiss Weekly had a nice little Easter post.

Steve Spangler the Science Guy offers to help President Obama  "make science cool."

For those of you who live for contests, Mr. Teacher over at Learn Me Good has this little name game thing going on. Winner gets some free business cards which might come in handy especially with all those teacher lay-offs going around.

If you're all in a dither about twitter, then you probably will enjoy my post, "Journalism Day, Fired Up & Bad Tweets."

Here are some other posts worthy of checking out while you are willy-nilly surfing the Internet…

•Loved Joanne Jacobs post "Oviparous!" 

•Tim over at Assorted Stuff has a point when he says there's no normal to return to.

•If you're tired of everyone on the planet blaming teachers for everything wrong with the planet, check out "Stop labeling teachers, label the lawmakers."

I wanted to included something from Old Andrew over at Scenes from the Battlefield, but he must be getting ready for all that royal wedding hoop-de-do because he only had a guide to his blog posted. Still, if you've never checked out Old Andrew's blog, you really should.


So that about does it for this edition. The next Education Buzz will be right here on May 11. You can use this handy, dandy form to submit. Deadline for submissions is Saturday, May 7.

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.


Nancy Flanagan said...

Willy, nilly. Millie-Vanilli.

Thanks for a great Carnival, and all you do.

Mamacita (The REAL one) said...

You've done your usual excellent job with the Buzz! Thank you so much for including me.

loonyhiker said...

Thanks for a great carnival and for taking the time to host it!