Teach/Learn Blogging Carnival

Hi All!

Hopefully you have found your way here because you are interested in writing or reading about teaching or learning and thought you would check out the Teach/Learn Blogging Carnival.  This is a monthly carnival and community that bring together different interests and perspectives.  It could be formal or informal, from the point of view of the teacher, learner, or an outsider.  It is absolutely not just for teachers or school parents, we are all teaching and learning all the time and have lots to share.  Having said that, most of the writers are parents of small children, so that’s the main audience.

The carnival works very simply -

  1. Any time in the month you publish a post on the theme, whenever it fits in with your blog.  As part of the post you say that it is for the Teach/Learn carnival, what the theme is, invite others to join and link back here.  There is a suggestion further down if you would like to copy and paste.
  2. After it is published you fill in the submission form here.
  3. On the last Sunday of the month I collate the submissions and email them out to everyone.
  4. On the last Monday of the month you publish the list of carnival links and visit as many as you can.

The idea of the carnival is to find new ideas and new blogs as well as put yourself in front of a wider audience.  Visiting and reading other participants will help you get the most out of it.

This page is the carnival’s home with any important dates, addresses, information and the submission form.  Please contact me anytime or email me at deb AT science-at-home dot org.  I would rather hear about suggestions, questions or problems so I can help with them, rather than miss out on potential fantastic posts!

DO:

  • Write something new for the carnival.
  • Get creative – the theme is a guide and supposed to spark ideas.  Photos, poems, videos or art are all great entries.
  • Use it as an opportunity to post something a bit different, it’s always fun to try a different type of post.
  • Put together a quality post, if you are getting visitors from other blogs you want to impress them so they’ll stay.
  • Visit the other carnival participants, comment for them and if you find their blogs interesting, follow them.
  • Encourage your readers to visit.
  • Write for a family oriented audience, please avoid profanity or adult content.

What now?

    1. Bookmark this page so you can check the details.
    2. Put it into your blogging schedule.
    3. Grab the button with this code if you want to put it in your sidebar: Teach/Learn Blogging Carnival sponsored by Science@home

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  1. Write your post! Then fill in the submission form.

Suggested text to include in your post: “This post is part of the Teach/Learn Carnival, June’s theme is Persistence.  If you would like to join in submit your own post here, or check back on Monday June 27th for the links to lots of great posts.”

March Theme:

Imagination – So much learning comes from the little words “Wouldn’t it be nice if …”
Submit by Sunday 27th March

April Theme:

Easter – There are lots of different rituals all over the world linked to this time of the year.

Submit by Sunday 17th March

May Theme:

Outdoors

June Theme:

Persistence – if at first you don’t suceed, …

Submit by Sunday 26th June

July Theme:

Collaboration – working with others often surprises you, no matter how old or young you are.

Submit by Sunday 31st July

August Theme:

Indoors

September Theme:

The Past

October Theme:

The Present

November Theme:

The Future

December Theme:

Christmas! Of course, or perhaps I should say the holiday season for our international participants.

Submission Form

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah May 1, 2010 at 8:45 pm

What a great idea! I love the writing prompt — I’m going to have to brainstorm a great post :)

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Marita May 5, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Fabulous idea. I’ve put together a blog post about a recent home school excursion we did. :)

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Ash July 19, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Oh no! I only just found this and I would have loved to have participated! Oh well, I’ll put my thinking cap on for the science one :)

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Zoe @ Playing by the book August 24, 2010 at 10:28 pm

When will you be putting up the next set of themes? I’d love to take part but I need plenty of advance warning :-)

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megan @ mama is a four letter word June 1, 2011 at 2:06 am

great posts on a great topic! thank you for collecting these thoughtful & informative pieces. Can’t wait to see what the next topic brings.

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Adventures With Kids via Facebook July 20, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Thinking about what I can write now Deb

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