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Kids These Days. CHANGE YOUR MIND AND BECOME SUCCESSFUL - Best Motivational Videos Compilation for 2017. Famous Speeches: Aragorn at the Black Gate. Braveheart Freedom Speech. Avatar: Jake Sully war speech. Charlie Chaplin - Final Speech from The Great Dictator. 25 Of The Most Dangerous And Unusual Journeys To School In The World. To the delight (or dismay) of millions, the school season is beginning in many countries throughout the world.

25 Of The Most Dangerous And Unusual Journeys To School In The World

But it’s important not to forget that, in some parts of the world, school can be a hard-won luxury. Many children throughout the world have to take the most incredible and unimaginable routes in order to receive the education that some of us may take for granted. This list we collected will show you just how determined some children can be when it comes to getting an education. According to UNESCO, progress in connecting children to schools has slowed down over the past five years. Areas that lack suitable school routes can often flood, making it even harder for kids to commute. The solution might seem easy: build roads and bridges, buy buses and hire a driver. (h/t: amusingplanet) 5-Hour Journey Into The Mountains On A 1ft Wide Path To Probably The Most Remote School In The World, Gulu, China Thanks for sharing! 3x per week 30,000,000+ monthly readers Error sending email. Self-Control, Grit & All That Stuff. Regular readers know that I’m a big advocate of teaching Social Emotional Learning skills in the classroom (see The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources), but that I also am wary of how it is being viewed by some as almost a cure-all (see my Washington Post piece, The manipulation of Social Emotional Learning).

Self-Control, Grit & All That Stuff

There have recently been some interesting articles and research about the topic that I thought readers might want to know about… The MindShift blog writes about a new study by “grit” researcher Angela Duckworth that has tried to update the famous self-control marshmallow experiment for the digital age. She calls it a “diligence test” and you can read about it at Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age. You can see a demo of the online test here, though it won’t make much sense until you read the MindShift post. The post says she’s going to put the test online for people to take for free, and that might be useful. Related. Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing. It's the first writing conference, four weeks into the year, with this blond senior.

Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

He stiffly leans back from me as far as the metal desk will allow, exuding cynicism, too cool for meeting with teachers about his writing. I can see he doesn't trust me yet or know why we conference, and he's afraid. He says, "So, what is this meeting about then? " And we begin. The Power of Teacher Enthusiasm Conferencing and portfolios work for me. But I wish the research would point to these systems as consistent and universal means of student growth. Then, two years ago, I read Daniel Pink's Drive and Carol Dweck's Mindset, and I realized that a system of portfolios and conferences was not enough to change student engagement on its own. Intrinsic Motivation Pink’s Drive argues that employees -- and students -- after their basic needs are met, are motivated by autonomy, purpose, and mastery.

But sometimes, I also got it right. Growth Mindset The Payoff: Engagement and Ownership. Why Academic Tenacity Matters. 86 14Share Synopsis For academic achievement, ability is not enough.

Why Academic Tenacity Matters

What’s also needed are mindsets and strategies for overcoming obstacles, staying on task, and learning and growing over the long-term. For academic achievement, ability is not enough. What’s also needed are mindsets and strategies for overcoming obstacles, staying on task, and learning and growing over the long-term. Academically tenacious students: Feel as though they belong in school, academically and socially. The good news about academic tenacity is that it can be developed, and a number of interventions exist. Here’s a list of some empirically valid interventions to increase academic tenacity: Changing mindsets.

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