First Edition: Teaching and Learning Blog Carnival

Welcome to the first edition of a Blog Carnival entitled, Teaching and Learning. This edition is focusing on the first days of school.  Now that August is here many students are already back in school. Every week from August 1 until after Labor Day schools are having their first day.  These are, indeed, exciting times. The following blog articles have all kinds of information relevant to these weeks of starting back to school.  Thanks to these talented writers who all write from experience.  Take a look!

Tips for Back to School Success
by Sarah Robbins
It’s that time of year again! While the leaves may not be change and the thermostat is still creeping up each day, it seems like more and more kids are heading back to school in August. I wanted to share a few tips with parents to help ensure your new school year gets off to a great success! Prepare your kids ahead of time. (Read more…)

Back To School With Learning Disabilites 
by Nancy Flanders
It can be tough for kids to get back into the swing of the school routine, but going back to school can be a nightmare for children with learning disabilities. For these kids, the classroom can be a major source of stress and anxiety. They fear being called on in class, having to read aloud in class, and having to struggle with homework assignments that take up so much time. With a little help from Mom and Dad, your child can have the best school year ever. (Read more…)

Back To School: 6 Things to Do As You Get Ready by Janet Hutchins
It’s back to school time for many of us. The school year will be starting up again soon, and that means that there a number of things that need to be done in order for you to get your children ready for another year of learning. As you consider back to school, here are 6 things to do as summer draws to a close: (Read more…)

Real First Days Of High School    by Jacob                                                September 9th, 2004: My freshman year of high school. I was terrified and nervous and excited all at once in a bundle of nerves, hormones, and pristine expectations. High school was going to be my time. Not like Middle School, which was for little kids. Now I was rolling with the big boys.  (Read more…)

Afterschooling    by Jennifer Bardsley                                                                              In simplest terms, Afterschooling is when your children attend a brick and mortar school, but you augment their education at home in a structured and meaningful way. For those fortunate enough to live in well performing school districts, Afterschooling might be something you would choose to do over summer, or else in a light-handed way during the school year in the car or through carefully chosen read alouds at bedtime.

 Top 40 Job Sites For Music Educators
Although these articles deal primarily with students getting back to school successfully, this site was submitted especially for music educators. It is all about finding jobs. This day and time I will do anything I can to help teachers, or anyone for that matter, become employed. That is why I am posting this artile. Please send it to anyone you know looking for a job in the field of music education.  (Read more…)

Top Sites to Buy and Sell Used Textbooks by Antonio Banderas  🙂
A necessary read, textbooks can be just one of the many expenses associated with college. Use the below to buy and sell textbooks over the web. (Read more…)

Discuss What Going to School Entails  by Angela Dejong
The first thing to do is talk to your child about going to school. Tell your child how important it is and what a big deal it is that they get to go to school. Talk about how they will get to play with other children their age, learn to read and other fun activities. Be sure and tell them that they are so grown-up to get to go to school. (Read more…)

Someone Needs You   by Sandra Wilkes
Yes, a homeless child needs much more than a new backpack. Yes, some of them may not use them as hoped. To many of them, however, having what they need to start the new year is just the best. Not having to borrow a pencil or paper or crayons, or use the broken ones left from last year, because you have your own is the way it should be. I declare it so. (Read more…)

7 Step Survival Guide For Back To School  by Sandra Wilkes
Your first days back to school at the beginning of the year can be a little overwhelming. These 7 steps are very simple and will help you get through those first few days. Enjoy! (Read more…)

Something To Look Forward To At School by Maria Grujicic

At school, towards the end of the day
Hype and energy are at play
A rumble, a mumble of feelings had
And tellings shared, like a childhood fad
Playful illustrations of delight!  (Read more…)

Thanks to all writers and readers!  The next Teaching and Learning Blog Carnival will be published October 10,  2011.  Upcoming subject:  Grades and Report Cards.  Subscribe to this blog to make sure you don’t miss it!


7 responses to “First Edition: Teaching and Learning Blog Carnival

  1. Thanks so much to the writers of all the articles in this Blog Carnival. From Jacob telling us how it really is in high school, to Angela discussing how to prepare your child for school, to Jennifer’s new term “Afterschooling”, to Nancy’s advice re learning disabilities, to the tips to start school from Sarah and Janet, to a couple of my own back to school articles, I hope you enjoy!!! Thank you all.

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  3. Hi and thanks for featuring my poem on your post which is so informative! I didn’t realise there was so much literature around about preparing for going back to school. Adapting to transitions and change are significant parts of life. I can’t wait for your next post!

  4. Thanks Travel…I think it is because it affects almost everyone. Also I’ve heard parents who are spending $90 on school supplies…..and others who get parttime jobs just to pay for the Sr year of high school.

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  6. Wow, you have a great site and these posts are a great read. I’ll definitely take time to read through all of these posts. What a wonderful way to start the school year. It’s so nice to read your blog that I awarded you the Versatile Award.

  7. Thank you Barbara! Versatile it is, that’s for sure. I am glad you appreciated it! Thank you again.

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