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T-SQL Tuesday #008: Gettin’ Schooled

 T-SQL Tuesday #008: Gettin’ Schooled

“Thank you fans and friends & odds and ends. And now for you gals and guys, a few words to the wise. You Jims and Sals are my best pals. And to look your best for the big contest, just be yourselves and have a ball. That’s what it’s all about after all. So forget about the camera and think about the beat. We’ll give the folks at home a real big treat. Don’t worry about where the camera is, just keep on dancin’, that’s your biz.” ~Vince Fontaine (Grease)

Welcome to another exciting episode of T-SQL Tuesday. I’m Robert Davis, and I’ll be your guest host for this month – July in case you’re not keeping track of such trivialities. We have a very special program planned for you this month. We present to you a T-SQL Tuesday #008: Getting’ Schooled. This month’s topic will be all about learning and teaching.

We return to our days of youth to take a fresh look at learning. How do you learn? How do you teach? What are you learning or teaching? Or the coup de grace post would be learning something new and telling us about it.

To participate your post must go live between 00:00:00 GMT on Tuesday the 13th of July and 00:00:00 GMT on Wednesday the 14th.

But first, a word from our sponsor …

T-SQL Tuesday is the brain child of Adam Machanic (Blog|@AdamMachanic). Adam bestows the honor of hosting T-SQL Tuesday upon one lucky blogger each month. The guest host gets to pick that month’s topic. The top bloggers from around the globe don their dancing shoes and gather together for a blog party I’m calling the big dance-off.

If you would like to host, here’s how in Adam Machanic’s own words:

Although anyone can join in the party, hosting has a slightly higher bar: Your blog must have been active in the last six months ("active" is defined as at least one post per month), and you must have participated in T-SQL Tuesday events on at least two prior occasions. … The host blogger is not required to write a participating post to be included in the roundup, but is free to do so if he or she chooses. Want to host? Contact me through my blog--I'll keep a waiting list and control it centrally so that it doesn't devolve into anarchy too quickly.

Previous Episodes

#001 Adam Machanic asked for your favorite Date/Time tricks

#002 Adam followed up by asking for your favorite Puzzling Situations

#003 Rob Farley made the commitment with his topic: Relationships

#004 Mike Walsh kicked asked for your input on IO

#005 Aaron Nelson asked us to report on “Reporting

#006 Michael Coles wanted to know All About BLOB

#007 Jorge Segarra invited us to his party to celebrate Summertime in the SQL

Dance Contest Rules

1.       Your post must go live between 00:00:00 GMT on Tuesday the 13th of July and 00:00:00 GMT on Wednesday the 14th.

2.       Your post must link back to this post (by trackback or comment). I recommend not relying on the trackback, just in case.

3.       Your post has to link back to the hosting blog, and the link must be anchored from the NEW LOGO (found above) which must also appear at the top of the post.

4.       It is your responsibility to verify the trackback or comment appears here on this post. If you don’t see your trackback add your own comment with a link back to your T-SQL Tuesday post and it will be included in the roundup.

5.       Your post must include at least 1 line of lyrics from a Lady Gaga song …. No, not really, but good on you for reading all of the rules!!

Recommended, but not required:

1.       The title of your post does not need to include a reference to T-SQL Tuesday, but it is recommended.

2.       A lot of the T-SQL Tuesday bloggers and bloggees are on Twitter. Follow the hashtag #TSQL2sDay and when your post goes live, tweet a link to it with that tag.

"Now to the event you’ve all been waiting for, the National Dance-Off. Some lucky guy and gal is gonna go boppin home with some fantabulous prizes [i.e., respect of your peers]. But don’t feel bad if I bump yous out, ‘cos it doesn’t matter if you win or lose. It’s what you do with your dancin’ shoes. … OK, cats, throw your mittens around your kittens and away we go!” ~Vince Fontaine (Grease)


Posted by BuckWoody on 5 July 2010

Ironic!  I'm just starting an article series on this very topic - wrote it last week, should go live here in a week: www.informit.com/.../guide.aspx

Posted by Robert L Davis on 5 July 2010

Well, I wanted to make sure you would participate, so I chose a topic you had already planned to write about. :)

Posted by Jason Brimhall on 6 July 2010

This should be a fun one.

Posted by Pinal Dave on 12 July 2010

Thank you Robert for wonderful subject.

Here is my contribution: blog.sqlauthority.com/.../sql-server-how-do-i-learn-and-how-do-i-teach

Posted by mwalsh9815 on 12 July 2010

My post is here:


Captains Should be Mentoring and Teaching...

Posted by Ken Simmons on 12 July 2010
Posted by Nicholas Cain on 12 July 2010

Here's mine.

<a href = "www.englishtosql.com/.../a>

Posted by Nicholas Cain on 12 July 2010
Posted by jncarter on 12 July 2010

Here is my submission.  Thank you!



Posted by Gethyn Ellis on 13 July 2010
Posted by Jim McLeod on 13 July 2010

A good topic to find out about at lunchtime on Tuesday - I'm just glad I'm 10 hours ahead of GMT!


Posted by Jes Borland on 13 July 2010

My post: jesborland.wordpress.com/.../t-sql-tuesday-008-gettin-schooled.

Thanks for hosting this month!

Posted by Bob Pusateri on 13 July 2010
Posted by John Sansom on 13 July 2010

Here's mine:

Jump start your SQL Server learning today - www.johnsansom.com/.../jump-start-your-sql-server-learning-today-t-sql-tuesday

Posted by alohn84 on 13 July 2010
Posted by CameronMergel on 13 July 2010

Here's mine:


Robert, thanks for hosting.  Great topic.  Can't wait to start reading all the other posts.

Posted by Ted Krueger on 13 July 2010

T-SQL Tuesday #008: Gettin' Schooled "Pushing others into learning and teaching"


Posted by John Racer on 13 July 2010
Posted by Jason Brimhall on 13 July 2010
Posted by Eric Humphrey on 13 July 2010
Posted by mvelic on 13 July 2010

Hey, I've made my posting here:


Posted by Robert L Davis on 13 July 2010
Posted by AllenMWhite on 13 July 2010
Posted by Kendra Little on 13 July 2010

I thought this was a great topic, Robert! Thanks!

My post is here: littlekendra.com/.../presenting

Posted by Aaron Nelson - SQLvariant on 13 July 2010

I'm not seeing a trackback show up so here you fo:


Posted by Paul Vick on 13 July 2010
Posted by aaron.bertrand on 13 July 2010
Posted by Jonathan Kehayias on 13 July 2010
Posted by Gabriel Villa on 13 July 2010
Posted by Adam Machanic on 14 July 2010

Great job, Robert! Looks like you came up with a very popular topic. I'm looking forward to reading your round up.

Posted by jorge.segarra-rovira on 14 July 2010
Posted by Robert L Davis on 15 July 2010

Thanks Adam!! I've got a lotta readin' to do.

Posted by mjswart on 16 July 2010

D'oh, trackbacks didn't work while I was on vacation. You were right to not recommend relying on trackbacks. For what it's worth, here was my entry:


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