There were a record number of comments to the Why Great Teachers Quit book giveaway post. The topic really hit a nerve with readers and the discussion in the comments was both thought-provoking and a bit emotional. Thanks to all of you for sharing your experiences. The giveaway winner was selected using an online random number generator. The winning number is: #51, Erica! please email me with your mailing address and I’ll send your copy out.
The U. of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will be using The Cornerstone book as a classroom management course textbook beginning this summer!
The Cornerstone website was awarded the honor of eCollege Finder’s Top 50 Academic Educators. Check out the full list of award winners–you’ll find some great new blogs and resources!
Many of you are aware that I serve as the Educational Editor for BrainPOP Jr., and part of my role is to oversee the development of lesson plans on BrainPOP Educators. I wanted to let you know that we’re now giving away Moby t-shirts to the top three lesson plan submissions every month! If you’re a fan of BrainPOP, please share your lessons that include the creative use of BrainPOP resources. Use the submission form here–I’ll contact you if your lesson plan is accepted and published, and let you know if you’re one of the 3 monthly t-shirt winners!
This coming weekend, I’ll be attending the 2011 ASCD Conference in San Francisco. If you’re there and you’d like to meet up, send me an email, Facebook, or Twitter message! At last year’s conference in San Antonio, I had a fabulous time meeting up with book/website fans and would love to do the same in California! This is my first time in the bay area and I’m really excited about both networking and seeing the city.
As I’ve done for the past two years, I’ll be live-blogging many of the ASCD conference sessions. That means multiple blog posts from March 26-28 (Saturday-Monday.) If you’re interested, follow me on Twitter for updates about the session topics I’m covering. If you’re not interested, ignore the blog next weekend and my semi-regular posting schedule will resume afterward. I encourage you to check out the live blog, though, because it’s really cool–you can attend the conference virtually, typing your questions and comments and watching them appear in the live blog feed as I summarize what’s being said in the session.
Have a wonderful week, everyone!
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