It’s been an honor and a pleasure to find these gems from the edublogosphere this week in this the It’s October 1st, Are You Sick of Halloween Yet? edition of the Carnival of Education.
Classroom Management or How to Deal With Students Coming Down From a Halloween Sugar High…
Elona Hartjes reminds us that a Positive Attitude is Key to Maintaining a Positive Classroom Environment.
No Trick or Treater Left Behind
NCLB: Looking Backward and Forward in eduwonkette.
Teachers to the Rescue! Is it always a problem when students don’t understand? asks Mark Pullen.
Can We Even Reach Every Student? asks Joel in So You Want to Teach.
Courage, Do You Have It? in the Reading Workshop discusses what it takes for students to face failure and still succeed.
Some districts give high test score credit to students who don’t even show up! in the Core Knowledge Blog.
Things To Do Instead of Trick or Treating…
The Trash Can Game: Teach Kids to Reduce Trash by Judy Sommers.
Make Ice Cream or at least give students the skills they need to be the ice cream makers of the future by Diane Weir.
Get Philosophical with Miss Profe.
Get a Master’s Degree in Right on the Left Coast.
I Found A Piece of Educational Technology in my Candy…
Larry Ferlazzo, dressed as a top ten list for Halloween this year, presents the Best Web 2.0 Applications for Education in 2008.
Tech & Te(a)ch Is edtech helping or hurting? asks Travis a Wittwer.
Tom Woodward had something to say about this too in There Are No Shortcuts.
Thanks to Skype, Pat’s No Longer on the Outside Looking In.
Mark Graybill tries out open source operating systems in class and reports the results.
Trick or Treat or Math and Science…
SteveSpangler (the cool science experiments guy) tells us how to make Giant Soap Bubbles.
The Science Goddess is back from being AWOL to ask What Is the Purpose of Teaching Science?
Mrs. Bluebird asks Science Lab to Stay After Class.
Nucleus Learning tells us How to Teach Science.
Math Is Fun Too
Green Eggs and Math. Mister Teacher hates open-ended questions.
Bobbing for Votes
A Mathematician for President (hint: he’s not currently running), the story of James Garfield by Let’s Play Math.
Election 2008: A Lesson on Media Bias by the Tempered Radical
Grades: A Necessary Evil by Travis A Wittwer who trick-or-treated by this carnival twice.
Reign of Terror in NYC Educator.
Instincts in Under Assault: Teaching in NYC.
Trick or Treaters Who Can’t Get Along…
Is TSL the Answer? Should we reduce Total Student Loads? asks Joanne Jacobs.
Essential Conflict in Leader Talk argues that a little conflict is just what the field of education needs.
Old Andrew reports on the second part of his Holiday from Hell.
The Real Job of Socialization in Life Without Schools
Education Problem Solving 101 by Dave Saba
Law Vibe reports on NYU Students Paying Cash for Class.
In this corner, learning styles are important…now fight it out…enjoy the match at Lead from the Start.
$700 Billion Dollar Candy Bailout
Blues, Basements, and Bailouts: A kid’s eye view of the crisis and other thoughts from Bellringers.
The Culture of No Fail Failure, History is Elementary, asks if we’ve sunk to the point where we no longer allow failure.
Family values in my home town by Nancy Flanagan.
After the Candy
How Do You Still Love Teaching (Let Me Count the Ways?) asks Tracey Rosen.
A Musical Interlude
Are First Act Musical Instruments Worth the Price? asks Thomas J. West.
Trick or Treating Without Leaving the House: Homeschooling
Does Anyone Still Read Books Anymore?
Jane Goodwin does. How about that jacob in Sarah, Plain and Tall?
And the story of The Milkman.
And that’s all folks! Submit an article to the next carnival here.