Welcome to the 201st Edition of the Carnival of Education!
December has come to represent a plethora of holidays, and each one has lovely things to offer us all. Picture December as a huge pile of glowing, glittering, good-smelling gifts. Inside each of those gifts is a fantastic idea, example, hint, or rant that will make us all better educators and parents. That’s a pretty nice gift, isn’t it! So light the menorah, put the star on the top of the tree, practice one of the Five Pillars, get out the La Posadas pinata, spin that dreidel, get out the kinara, hang your stockings, and let’s learn from each other!
Over on Steve Spangler’s Blog, we find out where Steve learned to insert a little magic into every science experiment. There just might be something to this “heredity” business after all!
College Degrees presents An Online Degree Education in Real Life Lessons: Second Life posted at Degree Talk Blog.
bookfundas presents FREE DOWNLOAD: Maya 8 Character Modeling: A Practical Approach to the Art of Professional Character Modeling posted at BookFundas.com.
Robert Pondiscio presents Poverty Matters vs. No Excuses at The Core Knowledge Blog posted at The Core Knowledge Blog.
Heather Johnson presents 100 Best Lifehack Lists for Recent College Grads | OEDb posted at OEDb: Online Education Database.
Amy Smith presents Why Boys Struggle in School: The Trouble With Boys posted at Kids Love Learning.
GrrlScientist presents Welcome to the World posted at Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted).
Mathew Needleman presents Peforming Arts Help Students Write Sensory Details posted at Creating Lifelong Learners.
desertjim presents Are unions really the bogeyman? – Teaching Excellence Network posted at Teaching Excellence Network.
Shen-Li presents Signing Time Promotes Earlier Speech Development | Babylicious posted at Babylicious.
Savings Toolbox presents Save Up For College with FreshmanFund’s 529 College Savings Plan Gift Registry posted at Savings Toolbox.
Peter Kimmich presents Online Degrees and Employers: Ponyboy or Donnie Brasco? posted at Ace Online Schools.
Tom DeRosa presents Seven Great Gifts for Teachers (and Three to Avoid) posted at I Want to Teach Forever.
Brain Blogger presents Are Boys Really More Hard-Wired for Math than Girls? posted at Brain Blogger.
Mark Montgomery presents Elements of a Good College Fit, Part One: Academics posted at Great College Advice.
Nancy Miller presents Time’s Are A Changin’… Global Warming Incorporated Into Educational Curriculum posted at Top Online Engineering Degree.
desertjim presents How valuable are high school community service hours? – Teaching Excellence Network posted at Teaching Excellence Network.
Larry Ferlazzo presents The Best Sites For Learning About New Year Celebrations posted at Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day….
Alvaro Fernandez presents Torkel Klingberg helps with Overflowing Brain & Information Overload posted at Sharp Brains.
The Little Professor gifts us with Star Trek XII: The Wrath of the Search for the Voyage of Finals Week. What’s not to love?
Jose Vilson tells us about The Mouth and the Giggler.
Joanne Jacobs blogs about re-enactments that go too far.
Mr. McNamar of The Daily Grind would like to know how to encourage students to volunteer.
Pissed Off Teacher’s students have come a long way, baby!
According to Hobo Teacher, the students aren’t the only ones who are flushing the “wrong things” down the toilet.
I want to apologize for not making this Carnival a more fanciful one. The truth is, this is Finals Week and I’m exhausted. I hope there is a nice soft pillow in one of those wrapped gifts. I need one for when it’s finally Nap Time. If I put three of those little orange mats together, that should work, right? Move over, Billy. Sorry about that, Susie. And would one of you little munchkins please tell the principal to stop snoring?
Next week, the Carnival of Education will be hosted by none other than the magical, fantastical Steve Spangler, he who teaches us all that the best learning is the learning that gets our hands dirty and makes us say “Ooooohhh!!!!”