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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, but, this week, I did not include diaries that are just about the stupidity of cutting education from the stimulus plan

DKU also offers tutoring in whatever we can.  I can cover statistics and some math; others know other subjects.  Please ask questions or volunteer answers (or both, of course).

What I do is, each week, search for the tags 'teaching', 'learning', and 'education' and go through jotter's lists and the diary rescue 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' or 'education' 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

Admiral Naismith's book post will be back next month

Alternative Medicine took a break this week, I'm not sure if this will be a regular series.

Autism diaries took a break this week.

cfk was working on a borrowed computer, so Bookflurries  was on a wing and a .....

Books by kossacks by sarahnity

Campaigning 101  took a break this week

Chronic Tonic had you can get there from here: the promised land of remission by Chronic Tonic.

Classical Economics is back with the right of subsistence and natural rights theory

Considered Forthwith is about the Armed Services committees by Casual Wednesday

Constitution Wednesday is up to federalist 16 by docstymie

cook for good took a break this week.

Cooking with AAF is done until the fall.

Dawn chorus moved to Sunday and had urban red tailed hawks by BirderWitch

The depressed kitchen  took a break this week.

Dinosaur of the week had giganotosaurus and feathered dinosaurs by Username4242

There were six dkos chess tournament diaries by SuperBowlXX and theCid

The dkos travel board took took a break this week.  If you want to write for this series, contact LaughingPlanet.

FAQ forum   with dmsilev

First Amendment Friday looked at Nebraska press assoc. vs. Stuart by Something the Dog Said

Fitness Monday took a break this week

Free food foraging has foraging and other ways to eat locally by Wide Eyed Lib

Friday evening photoblogging had enter the dragon, paddling by dmsilev

Friday night at the movies was about Jack Cardiff

Friday philosophy was scanning the GLBT news by  rserven.

Frugal Fridays had the psychology of money by sarahnity

Fundamental understanding of mathematics is now in week 25 by Orinoco, a new one should be up soon.

Garden blogging  with guest host blue jersey mom

Got a happy story   by Yasuragi

GUS: Gave up smoking diaries had 20 diaries for people who are giving up smoking.

Hadrian's forum took a break this week.

Healthy minds in healthy bodies had hiking with car eating marmots

History for Kossacks took a break this week.

Home repair hosted by SMHRB

How a woman becomes a Goddess is back with Brigid by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

How regulation came to be took a break this week.

Iron Chef Kos took a break this week

Komposers for Kossacks had Domenico Scarlatti by droogie6644321 and Sergei Rachmaninoff by SuperBowlXX

Let's read a book together read guns, germs and steel: Chapter 2 by plf515

Macca's meatless Monday noted that it was one year ago today (that MMM started) by beach babe in FL

The Mad Logophile took a break this week.

Marine Life Series took a break this week.

Marketing 101 took a break this week.

Morning Feature had several diaries that fit here:
streaming into success

what are the odds?

socializing into success


flipping the script
by NCrissieB

Organic gardening took a break this week.

Painting palooza with boran2

Parenting diary by Elisa, a new one should be up later today.

Pique the geek was about phlogiston: the perfect theory of combustion in the 18th century by Translator.

Saturday night losers club had a typos edition hosted by chingchongchinaman

Saturday night UFOria had anatomy of an explanation: Astronomical (part 3) by two roads

Science Saturday had an Asian solar eclipse edition from Neon Vincent

Science tidbits by possum

Sunday Puzzle  is on vacation

Sunday scavengers club took a break this week.

Teacher's lounge is on summer vacation.

This week in space had Apollo redux by NellaSelim

Thursday health series has we lost an angel, a tribute to drchelo

Tutoring room took a break this week.

Weekly Physics took a break this week.

Welcome New Users took a break this week.

WGLB Presents was about curing the variants edition  by GLBT and friends

What are you reading? had the usual list by plf515.

What are you working on? is back with on the road and in the air by jlms qkw

What's for dinner? had  trolling for tomatoes by RLMiller and Swiss steak, with a nod to vegans by Translator

WHEE: Weight, health, eating and exercise had 14 diaries diaries on Weight, health, eating, and exercise.

Wine Regions will be back in August.

Write on! has where do you start? by SensibleShoes

Yat cuisine took a break this week

*Occasional diaries*  by name of diarist

All that Jazz wrote about NCLB on steorids

bkamr had a teacher's view of cell phones at school

Crashing Vor asked how to K.I.S.S.

Deoliver47 wrote about Black history, the Obamas, and the Vineyard's Oak Bluffs and had [thoughts on abolishing "race"

Eddie C had some more great photos in to be back on the high line again

healthy wrote about a news story about sexual offenders, and what boys should learn in sex education class

jocoshow said that the Hawaii DOE wants to isolate and restrain my child

johnmav has finished the Obama civil rights poster

phil in Denver wrote about living with autism/Asperger's

proseandpromise writes about radical politicians socialize a thriving private industry (but the radicals were Republicans and the industry was education)

SenecaDoane had the fatalistic approach to passing the bar exam

sgoya wrote about cell phones: the new calculators and the ugly flip side of meritocracy

StateOfGrace wrote my affirmative action diary

teacherken had an important video on education, and now that the Wise health fair is over and education: what is wrong with this picture?

TheRain wrote about the messy question of teacher quality

Troubadour had technology notes from a night in the hospital

Originally posted to plf515 on Sat Aug 01, 2009 at 06:02 AM PDT.

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