Bits & Pieces, aka the Dangerous Allure of the Internet... and one interesting coincidence
My Science Box: My freshman RA has become a middle school science teacher. She and I ran into each other at the Exploratorium Teacher Institute two summers ago. But I knew all that already. Irene has a neat new website where she is sharing her "science boxes" - basically, kits for a unit of study - starting with the ones she made at the Exploratorium and including new ones she's created since then.
Music blogs............ a new world to me, these are just two that I've found...... what are your favorites?
The Best of Blogs Awards: Nominate your favorite blogs in many categories, including Education & Homeschooling. I think the deadline is 1/3/06.
eSchool News Education Blog Awards: Nominations open until midnight on January 6th.
And now for the coincidence you've been waiting for....
I read Joanne Jacobs' book, Our School, while I was at home. It turns out that one of the teachers at DCP worked at the same school I did during my first year of teaching. We weren't on the same grade level and taught no students in common, and it was a big school, and I was laying very low that year, so I didn't know her well, but she was very committed, funny, patient, interesting. I knew that she moved to California, and I guess I knew it was to work at a charter school, but I had no idea what happened to her after that....
Maybe more on the book later. I have things to do besides surfing the web. I swear.