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The Carnival of Education Just Rolled Into Town – #180

The Carnival of Education Just Rolled Into Town – #180

By on July 16, 2008

The Carnival of Education #180 is hosted this week by SteveSpangler.com.  Check out my entry if you haven’t already, and enjoy the parade!

Sheridan Blau at the UCIWP

Sheridan Blau at the UCIWP

By on July 14, 2008

OK, normally, I would reflect on one of the presenters at the UCIWP with my own spin-off thoughts and musings. Not so today.  Here are some Golden Lines from today’s presentation with Sheridan Blau, award-winning educator, past president of NCTE,

The De-Evolution of “To Say” – by Tweenteacher

The De-Evolution of “To Say” – by Tweenteacher

By on July 10, 2008

Is this happening in a school near you? He said, “Let’s go see a movie.” *** He went, “Let’s go see a movie.” *** He was all, “Let’s go see a movie.” *** He’s like, “Let’s go see a movie.”

Book Review: The Looking Glass Wars

Book Review: The Looking Glass Wars

By on July 1, 2008

Read The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor. It's great for setting, character, and action details.SowahtSo

Too Metacognitive to Think Properly

Too Metacognitive to Think Properly

By on June 27, 2008

Today my colleague and I were almost hit by a car while we talking about thinking with clarity. Sigh.

The Carnival of Education is in Town!

The Carnival of Education is in Town!

By on June 25, 2008

The Carnival of Education #177 has arrived and my article, "How to Find a Job in Education that You Love" is featured.

UCI Writers Project

UCI Writers Project

By on June 21, 2008

I'm off to my brain gym for the summer - the UCI Writer's Project.

NCLB?  How ’bout B-studentsLB

NCLB? How ’bout B-studentsLB

By on June 21, 2008

NCLB might be losing the highest students, but it is also causing the loss of the middle-of-the-line student's electives.

Comment on Dangerously Irrelevant’s “Ed Tech Quarantine?”

Comment on Dangerously Irrelevant’s “Ed Tech Quarantine?”

By on June 19, 2008

As I commented on Dangerously Irrelevant's blog, we need to respect those who do not share our tech enthusiasm, yet keep the battle waged.

Computer Literacy Support should not be Conditional: Joanne Jacobs comment

Computer Literacy Support should not be Conditional: Joanne Jacobs comment

By on June 18, 2008

Supporting computer literacy should not be conditional. Joanne Jacobs challenges in her recent article, "Computers Don't Boost Poor Kids' Grades," that computers in many homes are only used to games and not for literacy. I say, it's a start.

How To Get a Job in Education That You Love

How To Get a Job in Education That You Love

By on June 12, 2008

Don't just take the first job handed to you. Here's a step-by-step guide in finding a job in education on your terms.

How to Drop the Gas Prices Using Math

How to Drop the Gas Prices Using Math

By on June 11, 2008

Using the power of exponents, we just might be able to drop the gas prices. According to the chain email I received anyway.

A little Tweenteacher trivia and The Carnival Comes to Town!

A little Tweenteacher trivia and The Carnival Comes to Town!

By on June 11, 2008

The Carnival #175 is in town!

D is the New F for North Carolina

D is the New F for North Carolina

By on June 11, 2008

Is D the hew F? I comment on The Core Knowledge Blog.

This Totally Beats the “#1 Teacher” Mug

This Totally Beats the “#1 Teacher” Mug

By on June 10, 2008

I received a note from an old student of mine. I wanted to share it with you. May you all get such a moment in your careers to see the influence you once had on someone.

Credential Programs: Give us your money and we’ll give you a classroom

Credential Programs: Give us your money and we’ll give you a classroom

By on June 9, 2008

I comment on the Education Week's article, Busywork 101.

It’s the End of The Internet as we Know It (and I feel…)

It’s the End of The Internet as we Know It (and I feel…)

By on June 8, 2008

Is the Internet as we know it really coming to an end in 2012? Well, not if Google and the porn industry have anything to say about it.

Oral Presentation Rubric

Oral Presentation Rubric

By on June 8, 2008

Here is an Oral Presentation Rubric from my Teach the Teacher unit.

The Seventh Affliction

The Seventh Affliction

By on June 6, 2008

The Education Gadfly analyzed 6 main afflictions of teaching. But it forgot #7...

D-Ed Reckoning Comment: It’s Not Research’s Fault that Some Teachers Just Don’t Wanna

D-Ed Reckoning Comment: It’s Not Research’s Fault that Some Teachers Just Don’t Wanna

By on June 5, 2008

Based on a comment I wrote for a D-Ed Reckoning article, this post explains how it isn't that educational research that is at fault so much as those teachers not implementing what we know to work.