Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Some Educators Love The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

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As a new father, I’ve memorized the theme songs to every Disney Channel show from Little Einsteins to Doc McStuffins. Personally, I’m a fan of Handy Manny and Octonauts, but only because my son smiles so hard at “Creature report! Creature report!” Frankly, I can’t hate on any of the aforementioned shows because I watch them pseudo-religiously. Even The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse has its redeeming qualities. With characters that haven’t …

Precocious Kid's X-Mas List

Your Favorite EduBlogger’s Favorite Edublog?

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Another day, another list of edubloggers I may or may not have made it on. This conversation trickled down via Teacher Magazine, then the Teacher Leaders Network, and it has some people up in arms about why some of the same bloggers get chosen for these and they exclude others. Even my friend John Holland, whose Pre-K Now made it on the list, didn’t have nice things to say about …

Blogging Requires Passion and Authority

Whenever You Get Those Moments, You Blog About Them

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This morning, Bill Ferriter on Twitter ranted a bit about an e-mail from a disgruntled hater who called his blogging an exercise in self-fellaciating (if that’s even a word). Naturally, Bill was quick to distinguish between those who believe that their blogging not only becomes a central part of the reflective process for their practice and those who simply use it to show off a little. Do edubloggers really reflect …

A picture I took of the Teachers Exposed ad in Times Square, NYC

We’re All We Have

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What have I learned from being an “edublogger”: 1. Make sure you have a good schedule for everything. 2. Have a good stable of blogs to read about any and everything so you keep abreast of the latest and greatest. 3. Differentiate between the personal and the professional. As far as what I believe, we need to have a stronger union on-line as well as off-line. People might find the …