Mr. Newcomer cures spring fever with a fun content review activity that helps prepare students for end-of-the-year exams. Students find renewed focus as they use their creativity to make decorative hallway art —using duct tape of all things.
Employees deserve feedback. So we give it--sometimes with great results, sometimes not so much.
But there's one phrase you can use that will instantly improve the impact of the feedback you give--whether the actual feedback is positive or negative.
The following comes from Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code (one of the few books I actually give to friends) and The Little Book of Talent (a book I've written about before) and ablog about performance improvement that belongs on your must-read list.
This list of EDSITEment resources includes lessons, websites, interactives, and featured articles aligned to the ELA, Common Core State Standards text exemplars. The CCSS exemplars are sample texts intended to guide educators as they thoughtfully select fiction and nonfiction texts to use as vehicles for teaching the Common Core. EDSITEment resources help unlock those authors’ stories, dramatic works, poetry, and informational texts. The list of exemplars with aligned EDSITEment resources is divided by grade levels: 6 – 8; 9 – 10; and 11 – College and Career Readiness.
Certain widely-shared myths and lies about education are destructive for all of us as educators, and destructive for our educational institutions. This is the subject of 50 Myths & Lies That Threaten
Tracee Orman's insight:
Our #1 priority should be combating poverty and getting aid to those children/families who need it the most. Imagine how much they could learn if they weren't worrying about where their next meal might come from or where they will be sleeping at night.
A survey of data shows a marked drop in teenagers reading for pleasure. Researchers are trying to figure out whether the explosion of e-reading and digital diversions is behind the decline.
Tracee Orman's insight:
Harry Potter and The Hunger Games haven't been big hits for nothing. Lots of teens and adolescents still read quite a lot.
But a roundup of studies, put together by the nonprofit Common Sense Media, shows a clear decline over time. Nearly half of 17-year-olds say they read for pleasure no more than one or two times a year — if that.