Spurred into nominating action by Juliet from I'm a Teacher Get me Outside of Here, here are my nominations for the 2010 Edublog awards:
Best New Blog ::: Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning.
If I could only subscribe to one blog, it would be this one. Sherry and Donna are two Australian preschool teachers who show infinite respect for the children they teach by preparing experiences and an environment full of wonder and beauty. I have lost count of the number of times in the last year that I have replicated experiences or resources that I found on this "irresistible" blog.Best Resource Sharing Blog ::: I'm a teacher get me outside of here
When I started my own blog a year ago, Juliet was one of the first people to poke their head up and say hi! Through her blog she has linked me up to the growing movement of people working around the world to reconnect young people to nature, and to people who value outdoor play for children. Juliet's seemingly endless list of delicious tags on the sidebar of her blog are my first port of call for research, articles, images or inspiration.Best Teacher Blog ::: Teacher Tom
I can't begin to tell you how much Tom has motivated me, inspired me and encouraged me to reflect on my own teaching practice. His posts are personal, insightful and so well written that I feel like I am a part of his small co-operative preschool, even though I am on the other side of the world. Tom's love of teaching and willingness to follow the child's lead shine through every post.Edited to add:
Upon further reading, I think nominations are just for those who use Edublog as a blogging platform. Not to worry - it's good to sing the praises of those you admire "just because"!