Carol RichtsmeierDateline: Carol Richtsmeier
First Published: Oct 14, 2009 / Last Published: May 07, 2012
Carol Richtsmeier teaches journalism at a public high school in Texas where her students and publications have won numerous local, state and national awards. She chronicles her teaching escapades in her blog at mybellringers.blogspot.com. Her blog was listed as one of the Best Education Blogs for 2010 by the Washington Post. She was the first teacher to receive the Courage in Student Journalism Award from the Newseum, Student Press Law Center and National Scholastic Press Association in 2005. In 2002, she was named the Texas state journalism Teacher of the Year. She also was named a Special Recognition Adviser by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund in 2002 and a Distinguished Adviser in 2009. In addition to her teaching and freelance work, Richtsmeier also serves as a journalism workshop instructor and is a member of the Gloria Shields All-American Publications Workshop Committee. Before teaching, she was a reporter for the Amarillo Globe-News and The Dallas Morning News. Richtsmeier has recently written a book, How to Lose Your Self of Steam & Other Teaching Lessons I Never Learned From Professional Development. Through inspiring and humorous anecdotes, she chronicles nearly 15 years of publications advising and the students who crossed her path. Richtsmeier also co-authors a fitness challenge blog canwiidoit.blogspot.com that follows her and another teacher as they struggle to meet their New Year's resolution weight loss goals.
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May 8, 2010
Week 2: Bliss Me Not
Yoga included in the walk training schedule
May 2, 2010
Week 1: Training to be a Participant
Fund raising gets underway for 3-day for the Cure Walk
April 29, 2010
Pink Me Out and Make Me a Participant
Writer/teacher decides to join the Susan G. Komen 3-Day For The Cure 60 mile walk
April 27, 2010
And They Needed a Study for This?
Increased chocolate consumption linked to depression
April 17, 2010
Texas Officials Need Help Identifying Dead Child
Mowing crew finds 6 year old boy
April 16, 2010
Poop, Pot and Petty Theft
News in the education world bordered just a tad on the bizarre this month.
March 14, 2010
Panel Releases National Standards for English and Math
Committee attempts to define knowledge and skills for K through 12
February 28, 2010
Teachers Fired One and All
Throwing teachers under the bus never solves the problem.
February 19, 2010
Big Brother Watching School Kids
School district sued for spying on students through laptop webcams.
February 14, 2010
Valentine's Day Brings Out The Love Police
British Primary School bans Valentine's Day cards.