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A lot of good teaching goes on at dailyKos.  But a lot of it doesn't get read by everyone who wants to read it, because diaries scroll by so fast.
This series is about diaries that teach and about things you want to learn.  Could be any subject - an academic subject, a skill, a hobby, almost anything - but not diaries that simply inform, or it would include all of daily kos.

I will also include diaries about teaching and education

A big Thank You to the diary rescue team, who helped find a lot of stories I would have missed.  Please keep it up!

What I do is, each week, search for the tags 'teaching' and 'learning' and go through jotter's lists for diaries that teach.  Then I'll post the list, with perhaps some brief comment, and open the floor to people who want to learn something specific.

You can help me by tagging diaries with 'teaching' or 'learning' when you see diaries that merit those tags, by reminding me of what I've missed, by recommending this diary, and by commenting.

I divide the list into "Regular series" and "Occasional diaries"

*Regular series* - by title of series

Bookflurries  was about waves, brought to you by cfk

Dawn chorus is about Harriers by lineatus

FAQ forum hosted by dmsilev

Friday Constitutional was about article one, sections 5 and 6 by Something the Dog Said

Friday night at the movies took a break this week

Frugal Fridays was about Black Friday hosted by sarahnity (BF is the day after Thanksgiving)

Garden blogging  hosted by Frankenoid

Got a happy story had a Tinkering edition, by sobermom

Hadrian's forum was about pirates and Rome's war on terror by Emperor Hadrian

History for Kossacks took a break this week

Home repair guest hosted by CodeTalker

Iron Chef Kos was about chicken by LunkHead

Is our children learning? took a break this week

Macca's meatless Monday returns with a diary on soup by beach babe in FL

Marine Life Series was about the dumbo octopus by Mark H

Math Mania is on hiatus until I have some more ideas .... if any of you have things you want me to cover, or things you want to write about, let me know.

Painting palooza with boran2

Pique the geek was about cooking utensil chemistry hosted by Translator

Saturday night UFOria was about 1947 by two roads

Science Saturday had an first exoplanets imaged edition from Neon Vincent

Sunday Puzzle took a break this week

The left wing took a break this week

Thursday Health Series was about a perspective from inside the health care industry by CPT Doom

Today in History took a break this week

Welcome New Users took a break this week

WGLB Presents had the myth of marriage by GLBT and friends

What are you reading? had Discworld by plf515

What are you working on? took a break this week

What's for dinner? was  all about crepes by Translator

Word of the week took a break this week

Yat Cuisine took a break this week

*Occasional diaries*  by name of diarist

Asinus Asinum Fricat told us why the obesity epidemic is bad news for economic recovery and gave us the skinny on fatty foods

Chloris Creator had a series of very informative diaries on saving energy:
Work and the office



driving and transportation



(and links to earlier diaries are in each diary)

crowbar317 told about his/her community college experience

dmsilev photoblogged about flying saucers

dsgood gave us some science before it hits the papers

gmoke told us about solar air heater workshop

Haole in Hawaii has birds of Hawaii

jimstaro asks are wingnuts Christian?

Johnny Rook had a series of diaries on climaticide:
Ocean cooling: A science lesson for denialists/delayers

Alpine glaciers in full retreat

Lack of radioactivity in Himalayan ice cores bodes ill for millions

juliewolf wrote this diary is for the birds

justiceleague wrote about social networking: not just for big ticket elections

marykk told us about racism and a teachable moment

m3 noted that today is transgender day of remembrance

New England Liberal Elitist talked about taking on tenure in the public schools

OrangeClouds115 lost her virginity to a conservative Republican  (this is a series! OC115 has multiple virginities :-))

plf515 had a diary on carbon eating rock

rserven notes that she and others are real people

SoCalHobbit told us about human perception

StanMO compared Lincoln and Obama

The Baculum King said you've seen it before, read it again dammit!

Translator gave some holiday travel safety tips

WayBeyondSoccerMom asked middle school children a question, and came up with A Whale to Swallow Obama

Winter Rabbit, in somewhat controversial diaries, asks us to rescind the Wounded Knee medals of DisHonor, and, tells us about the massacre for which Thanksgiving is named; in a less controversial diary, he noted that Tyra Banks confronts racism against Native Americans

Originally posted to plf515 on Sat Nov 22, 2008 at 06:02 AM PST.

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