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Bellringers is hosting the Hotter than a Habanero edition of the Education Buzz carnival.

Old Andrew writes about smart phone addiction in The Insanity of Allowing Phones In Class.

Use this form to submit a post by July 1 for next week’s Education Buzz.

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The Education Buzz Carnival has returned with “Wish Life Were A Beach,” hosted by Bellringers.

Miss Eyre writes on NYC Educator about the pros and cons of looping, teaching the same class for the second year.

Mamacita loves children’s books about kids who have adventures — not play dates organized and monitored by their mothers, TV and computer games.

Yes, bad things do happen to our children.

Some of those bad things are their lack of freedom, initiative, adventure, creativity, and self-made friends of all ages. Another bad thing is the inability of so many of them to even READ about these kids.

. . . No wonder so many of our kids are fat and stupid. Sheesh. Some of them have never breathed fresh air in their lives – they go from hermetically sealed homes to hermetically sealed schools, with the occasional jaunt to air-conditioned WalMarts and malls. I bet a lot of “allergies” are really just the body’s reaction to fresh air. It’s the lungs gasping and saying, “What IS this stuff?”

There are even DVDs playing the van “lest they have a moment to sit still, look around, notice things, and think,” Mamacita writes. She recommends Elizabeth Enright’s books.


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Bellringers is hosting the un-April Fools’ Education Buzz Carnival.

Michael Mazenko urges teachers to fear ‘No Fear Shakespeare‘ study guides.

Some fans are outraged that a black girl was cast to play a Hunger Games character they assumed was white. Philip at Writing to Comprehend discusses why readers might miss the race of a character described as having  “dark brown skin.”

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It’s time to submit a post for next week’s Education Buzz Carnival. The deadline is Saturday afternoon.

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Bellringers has posted the Education Buzz carnival — and met the yearbook deadlines!

Steve Spangler showed off fun science on the Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday. “In past appearances, he has made giant Elephant’s Toothpaste, blown hundreds of ping pong balls across the stage, walked across a pool of corn starch, laid Ellen across a bed of nails and shot smoke rings across the studio.”

 If I Had a Million Dollars is the theme of this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling, hosted by Forever, For Always, No Matter What.

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Bellringers is hosting the Numero Uno 2012 edition of the Education Buzz Carnival.

Nancy Flanagan of Teacher in a Strange Land contributes Re-Gifted: The Prickly Politics of the Academically Able.  “Are we cheating the gifted?” she asks. “Not any more than usual.”

January is “Get Organized Month,” writes Dee of Time4Learning, host of this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling.

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Bellringers is hosting The 12 Favorite Bloggers Christmas Edition of the Education Buzz Carnival.

10. Steve Spangler (just because he blows up things) 
And be sure to sing along to Richie’s Teacher’s Twelve Days of Christmas.

Submit here by New Year’s Eve (5 pm) to be included in the Jan. 4 carnival.

Teach Beside Me is hosting this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling.

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The new Carnival of Homeschooling, hosted by Sprittibee, reports on the Relevant conference, which drew more than 70 homeschooling moms.

Daze of Adventure combined the conference with a tour of Hershey’s chocolate factory. For $14.95, you can design a personalized candy bar at Hershey Chocolate World, watch it made on the line and design the box.

One of my peak lifetime experiences was touring my grandfather’s candy factory in Chicago. (I’ve always claimed to be the only non-neurotic Jewish graduate of Highland Park High. How miserable can you be if your grandfather owns a candy factory?) Second place: Touring the Sara Lee factory with Sara’s granddaughter, who was in my fourth-grade class.

Submit here by Sunday, Dec. 11 to be included in the next Education Buzz Carnival.

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Submit a post here by Saturday afternoon for next week’s Education Buzz Carnival.

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Bellringers is hosting the smorgasbord edition of the Education Buzz carnival.

The Carnival of Homeschooling is in full swing Under the Golden Apple Tree.