To be honest, I didn't really get all the praise about Joanne Jacob's blog at first. She does post multiple times a day, but all in snippets and snatches of news, when I wanted something more in depth.
But over time - namely, several months of following her blog using Google Reader - I've come to look forward to her posts. Most of them have to do with things outside of the day-by-day function of the classroom. But it is pretty much all relevant. Sometimes it's funny. Sometimes it's poignant. Sometimes it's just plain weird. Because education today is like that.
It's a good place to keep up with the news front. Let's face it, what kind of effective teacher has the time to monitor the major twists and turns of education policy? Definitely not this teacher, and definitely not during the school year. When there are 35 other important items on my mind.