My daughter just turned six years old. Although she had looked forward to her birthday for quite some time, she knows by now that when this time of the year rolls around, so does a trip to the pediatrician – for her annual shots!
While visions of sugar-plums dance in the heads of children each Christmas, a vision of maximizing positive student outcomes continually bounces around my head as a teacher. This same vision spills into Chronicle Cloud.
“I can do what I wanna do…”
In other words, “I’ll do what I feel like doing.”
I find that most things in this world fall somewhere on a spectrum, from tangibles – such as how tall a person is, to intangibles – such as how tenacious a person is.
Depending on what we’re talking about, a variety of factors can impact exactly where on a spectrum a person may fall.
Are you a teacher? Trainer? Perhaps a coach, counselor, physician, or presenter? Many more professions could potentially be rattled off on this list, all able to benefit from some quick body language secrets. Really anyone involved in: – conveying concepts/ideas/information – gaining trust and satisfaction from others – influencing outcomes I recommend watching this interview of […]
Bridging the gap between traditional literacy skills and those of the 21st century. This has been the topic of discussion here the past few weeks. In Part 2 of this series (you can check out Part 1 here), I concluded by providing a couple examples of a unit’s end product. As a refresher, here they […]
Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and __________________ (fill in the blank). Mark Surman, executive director of Mozilla, would fill in this blank with the following: Digital Literacy This, he believes, is the 4th “R” of 21st century learning (video here). Last week I began discussing my experience working through a new curricular unit, attempting to bridge traditional literacy […]
At some point in children’s lives, they learn to view themselves as either smart, dumb, or anywhere in between. As teachers, we see this all the time, right? Undoubtedly, this influences students’ self-esteem, motivation, and any number of learning and social behaviors. As we strive to cultivate a learning environment where students are free to maximize their […]
In a recent art assignment, a middle school student depicted an overburdened child who was being berated for earning an A, rather than an A+, on a calculus exam. In the image, the mother scolds the student with the words, “Shame on you!” The above comes from a New York Times article covering the ethnic divide […]