Just a quick reminder about contributions I’m soliciting from readers:

What Are The Best Books That You’ve Read This Year?

I’d like to compile a list of The Best Education-Related Books That Have Been Read In 2008. Feel free to leave your recommendations in the comment section of this blog and I’ll hold them in moderation until I print the whole list.

The books could have been published earlier. The only requirement is that you’ve read them sometime this year. They might not be obviously connected to education — just briefly explain how it is connected in your mind.

Please leave the title of the book; author’s name; why you like the book (or books) so much — please keep the explanation to no more than two or three sentences; and how you’d like me to describe you.

Deadline — December 31st

What Have You Learned This Year?

Last year I invited readers to share their thoughts for a January 1, 2008 post entitled “What Did You Learn in 2007?”

Many people responded, and I’m doing it again this year.

Feel free to write one-to-three things you feel you’ve learned this year in the comments section of this post.  I’m not going to give a specific restriction on their length, but please try to keep them short.   Please submit them by December 28th. I’ll leave them in moderation until I include them in a January 1st post.

Also, please include a short sentence you’d like me to use to describe you.

Know Of Any Good Collections of Educational Links?

A future “The Best…” list will be called The Best Collections Of Educational Links. It will be highlighting websites, similar to the Comox Valley School District resource, Internet 4 Classrooms,  the e Tool Box Wiki, or my own site,

To be included on this list, the site must have at least several hundred links easily accessible to students and/or teachers, and the links must be verified that they’re still “live” at least once a year or so (or, at least, it needs to appear to do so — you can usually easily tell if it has a lot of dead links).

I’ve highlighted several in this blog over the past year and will be including them, but I’m sure that there are a lot more out there.

If you make a suggestion and it meets the above criteria, even if I don’t end-up thinking its one of the best I’ll still list it in the post and credit the contributor.

You can either leave the suggestion in the comments section below this post, or contact me directly.

Please send in your suggestions by January 1st.  Thanks!