Does The Grit Narrative Blame Students For School’s Shortcomings? Ever since Angela Duckworth published research in 2007 showing a connection between a student’s ability to persevere on long-term challenges and his academic success, “grit” has become a buzzword in education.
Some schools have even made being “gritty” a core goal of their educational mission. Working hard to achieve success is a narrative firmly rooted in American history, so it’s no surprise that helping kids stick to their learning appeals to many in education. Untitled. Okay, Feminism, It’s Time We Had a Talk About Empathy. Growing up with autism is a never-ending series of lessons in how people without autism expect the rest of the world to relate to them.
This goes double for those who — like me — went undiagnosed until adulthood: the instructions are far less explicit and the standards are higher. Talks to get you through your quarter-life crisis. 5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014 : NPR Ed. Studies, research papers, doctoral dissertations, conference presentations — each year academia churns out thousands of pieces of research on education.
And for many of them, that's the end of it. They gather dust in the university library or languish in some forgotten corner of the Internet. A few, though, find their way into the hands of teachers, principals and policymakers. I’m a Competitive Guy, Just Not in the Classroom — Teaching, Learning, & Education. Sport has been a life long passion for me.
At the age of three my parents enrolled me in gymnastics. There is even tape out there to prove it (working hard to destroy all evidence). My parents claimed it would make me more flexible, more athletic. 'Math guy' offers new math teaching methods. OGDEN – National Public Radio’s “math guy,” Keith Devlin, offered some fresh ideas on math to a large crowd at Weber State University’s Lind Lecture Hall.
Devlin, a math professor at Stanford and author of 32 books and 80 articles relating to mathematics, is working with his company, BrainQuake, to make math-friendly video games. As Devlin detailed the history of math, he talked about how many could be taught math better by using simple games rather than complex symbols. Reinventing Writing: The 9 Tools That Are Changing Writing, Teaching, and Learning Forever (Eye on Education Books):Amazon:Books. Kelly Christopherson on Twitter: "@bircherd @webbkyle also The Teacher Podcast and Beyond the ToDo List were great to focus on different ways to approach things #saskedchat" Kelly Christopherson on Twitter: "@bircherd @webbkyle I’ve found that @toddhenry @THEjeffbrown at Red to Lead , @chrisbrogan The Owner’s Mind - great way to shift my thinking"
Dave Bircher on Twitter: "@webbkyle I listen to @Joesanfelippofc and @TonySinanis and the BrandEd pod. Also @EduAllStarsHQ with @TechNinjaTodd @iamkesler #saskedchat" Cognitive Dissonance. 14 Things You Should Watch, Read, & Stream before 2015. By Brenna Lindblad This holiday season, it’s likely you’ll find yourself with a bit of downtime while traveling or visiting family.
Below, the 99U staff compiled a list of our favorite movies, podcasts, and documentaries that offer new insights on creativity. Talks to get you through your quarter-life crisis. My Keynote at Calgary Teachers' Convention. Progressive Labels for Regressive Practices - Alfie Kohn. 11 Awesome Infographics about Space. Space...the Final Frontier...ok, it's a little corny, but space has always captured the imagination of people.
It's unknown, it's cool, it's in all the great science fiction movies. But, how much do people really know about space and the space program? Waylou has 11 Infographics on Space that have some great information and are an excellent resource for teachers to use and share. My favorite is the one about the Space Shuttle. Check them out here: Related: Lots of free educational resources from NASA.
Tweeting the Read-Aloud: Engaging and Motivating Readers. Read-alouds are a crucial part of English language arts instruction.
Students of all ages should be exposed to high-quality stories and informational text. Reading aloud to children provides an amazing opportunity for them to engage with text. Younger students can listen to stories that are too challenging for them to tackle by themselves. Older children can follow along as listeners and learn reading behaviors that will strengthen their own independent practice.
The Common Core State Standards provide insight into the importance of conducting read-alouds, especially in the early grades. Modeling Connectivity When I speak to teachers about technology integration, one topic that I always mention is the importance of developing a personal learning network and leveraging social media to stay connected. Darren Sproat sur Twitter : "How I did on Twitter this week: 31 Mentions, 135K Mention Reach, 34 Retweets. How'd your week go? via.
Dr. Michele Borba on Twitter: ""Are we raising kids who don't know how to dream big dreams, whose biggest goal is getting the next A?" @TedTalks" Techmog - Inspirational tech from London's finest hackers, makers and designers. Posted 10th Nov 2014.
Accident Checklist. Whether you cause the accident or you are the victim, there is nothing pleasant about being in a car accident.
However, it's important you know what to do and what information to collect to get through the process efficiently. Download Checklist To learn more or to read about what to do in if you're in a car accident click here. When involved in an accident, all drivers should obtain the following: Name, address and phone number of each driver and each vehicle’s registered owner Driver’s licence number, insurance company and policy number of each driver Licence plate number of each vehicle Name and phone number of any passengers and witnesses.
Five Reasons the Conversations Have Moved from Twitter to Voxer. Note: This is not a sponsored post. This is not a product endorsement. This is just a reflection on my own experience in connected spaces. Sometimes I feel like I don't have the same kind of fun, goofy, deep, thought-provoking conversations I used to have on Twitter.