Here are thirteen of my favorite education-related posts from 2006.Â This was suggested by aquiram at “Education in the Twenty-First Century” in last week’s Carnival of Education.Â It sounded like a good idea.Â So here goes:
Perhaps in succeeding weeks I’ll do my thirteen favorite political posts,Â or my thirteen favorite “that’s my life” posts.Â We’ll see.
1.Â The Words That Strike Fear in the Hearts of TeachersÂ – Whether you’re a teacher or not, you might identify with my reaction to these words.Â (January 26, 2006)
2.Â Getting Whupped!Â – You never know what children go through at home before coming to school. (February 4, 2006)
3. How Do You Spell “Penis”?Â – Seems like a perfectly legitimate question for a first grader. (March 18, 2006)
4. A Totally Unscientific and Irrelevant Study of Second and Third Graders’ T-Shirt Slogans – self-descriptive.Â They’re funny, cute, obnoxious, and/or puzzling.Â (April 20, 2006)
5.Â The Truly BEST Reward of Teaching – I’ll never forget Alicia. (May 25, 2006)
6. What Do Principals Look For in a Teacher? -Â I must’ve been on summer vacation because I didn’t have an educational post in June.Â So I choose two posts for May.Â Forget all that “philosophy of education” stuff.Â In this post I tell what principals REALLY should look for in a teacherÂ (May 2, 2006)
7.Â The Writing Workshop and a Gift -Â I write aboutÂ a professional development activity thatÂ isÂ interesting and helpful!Â Â (July 27, 3006)Â
8. A Test for Aging Teachers -Â Here’s the scene:Â You’re in a restaurant and an adult walks up to you and says, “YouÂ were my second grade teacher!”Â Â Children change, and you have no idea who it is.Â What do you do?Â (August 15, 2006)
9.Â Recess – Memories of Bygone Times – (September 24, 2006)Â Remember recess?Â It’s in danger these days.
10.Â Did You Really Have to Tell Me That?Â (October 10, 2006)Â Sometimes kids provide TMI!
11.Â Being Evaluated – Is there ANYTHING more Time-Wasting and Aggravating?Â Â – The title says it all.Â Thank goodness it’s over with for five years.Â (November 4, 2006)
12.Â Walking in Memphis – He sounded like Johnny Cash, Looked Like Jerry Springer, and Sang Eric Clapton -Â Â What happens when a group of 10 teachers goes to Memphis for a workshop (December 9, 2006)
13.Â And to round out the thirteen, I’ll take a post from November that tells a story I love.Â Â The storyÂ comes from my niece who is a teacher, a mom of three and just happens to have a new blog (Sleepless Juggler)Â Â Cows Have Many! – I still chuckle whenever I see that three-word sentence.Â (November 25, 2006)
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