Read This Now!: Classroom Design
Acknowledging there are always things that you cannot change, why do so many teachers use the same classroom setup year after year? While this is not meant to be a … Continue reading
Role Models Wanted
Trusting that parents are a child’s first role model, I am struck by just how many children look up to celebrities and professional athletes as the most important models of … Continue reading
A Measure of Grit
In my quest to find effective ways to teach my students what it means to persevere when they are faced with challenges, I have discovered a NY Times series that … Continue reading
What’s in Your Toolkit?
Over the years, I’ve often been asked “what is in your toolkit?” My response has often been “it varies depending on the day.” The truth of the matter is that … Continue reading
Dan Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation
I recently rediscovered a TedTalk by Daniel Pink that I decided to share because he deals with a very fascinating topic – motivation. What truly motivates us? Is it the … Continue reading
How to Build Grit in Kids?
What’s the best predictor of success in a child’s life? “Grit,” says psychologist Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth. “Gritty kids, according to Dr. Duckworth, possess the passion and perseverance it takes … Continue reading