Professional Lear...
Follow
Find
12.1K views | +0 today
Professional Learning at James Hill Elementary
Key Articles to be shared with the staff at James Hill Elementary and anyone else interested in the conversation.
Curated by Chris Wejr
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

Three Huge Mistakes We Make Leading Kids…and How to Correct Them

Three Huge Mistakes We Make Leading Kids…and How to Correct Them | Professional Learning at James Hill Elementary | Scoop.it
While I applaud the engagement of this generation of parents and teachers, it’s important to recognize these three mistakes we make leading kids.
Chris Wejr's insight:
Although I disagree with using extreme examples, this article raises some important points that could lead to good discussion - specifically about risk-taking, rewards, awards, and growth mindset. Thoughts?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

Learning Beyond Grades | bachwords

Learning Beyond Grades | bachwords | Professional Learning at James Hill Elementary | Scoop.it
Chris Wejr's insight:
Great questions and thoughts about why some parents may struggle with educational change.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

10 Expectations Students Have For Schools

We hear often of the "high expectations" schools must have of and for their students, yet we seldom hear of the expectations students have of their schools. ...
more...
Hollie Lancarte's curator insight, May 22, 2013 11:34 AM

Students share their expectations.

Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

Response: Ability Grouping In Schools -- Part Two

(This post is Part Two in a two-part series. You can see Part One here) This week's "question of the week" is: "What does research say about use of ability groups/tracking, and how have you seen it used or misused?
Chris Wejr's insight:
Reflecting on ability groupings in schools and within the classroom.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don'...
Chris Wejr's insight:

A must watch for all those who work with kids.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

The Wejr Board - Movement is NOT a Reward

The Wejr Board - Movement is NOT a Reward | Professional Learning at James Hill Elementary | Scoop.it
…a blog about the present and future system of education.
Chris Wejr's insight:

Would love your thoughts on my latest post on self-regulation.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

Day 2 at Vulnerable Readers Summit 2 (with images, tweets) · Garrioch

Tweets from presentations on day 2.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

Primetime: Putting the conditions for intrinsic motivation into homework in 2nd grade | Findings

Primetime is the name our second grade team uses for the home learning assigned to our students every Thursday. Primetime is our application of the concept of
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

Are Grades Utterly Useless?

Are Grades Utterly Useless? | Professional Learning at James Hill Elementary | Scoop.it
One of my all-time favorite assertions about grading in schools comes from Grant Wiggins. He writes: "The most ubiquitous form of evaluation, grading, is so much a part of the school landscape tha...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

10 Reasons to Educate Elementary Students about Social Media | Big Ideas in Education

10 Reasons to Educate Elementary Students about Social Media | Big Ideas in Education | Professional Learning at James Hill Elementary | Scoop.it
more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 26, 2013 7:08 PM

This article leads with concerns about the permanence of the Internet and safety concerns.

Leona Sharon's curator insight, April 30, 2013 5:48 AM

See this interesting article about the concept of introduction of teaching the use of Social Networking sites in elementary schools.

Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

Three Tips for Building Teacher Buy-In

A close friend who works in a leadership role in a local school asked me an interesting question this week.  "I just want to build something that teachers can buy-in to that will help kids," she sa...
Chris Wejr's insight:

A great post by my friend Bill Ferriter on implementing change.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

Dove Real Beauty Sketches

Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. At Dove, we are committed to creating a world wher...
Chris Wejr's insight:

People are more beautiful than they think...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

Learning on the Rocks

Learning on the Rocks | Professional Learning at James Hill Elementary | Scoop.it
Elijah has become a very good mountain bike rider in a time span that baffles me. He just turned 9 and he is riding sections of our trail that I would have predicted he would consider tackling in ...
Chris Wejr's insight:
Mountain biking and learning... Some great analogies to learning at school.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

What Graduation Speeches Should Say but Don’t | TIME.com

What Graduation Speeches Should Say but Don’t | TIME.com | Professional Learning at James Hill Elementary | Scoop.it
There is a strong chance you will wind up miserable with no sense of purpose if you don't figure out one very important thing.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD

Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD | Professional Learning at James Hill Elementary | Scoop.it
French children don't need medications to control their behavior.
Chris Wejr's insight:
Interesting article but I think it misses a huge point. From what I have read, French society places family at the core. In my opinion, It is not about discipline - which the article states - but about time spent together as families.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

Best Chance at Success?

Best Chance at Success? | Professional Learning at James Hill Elementary | Scoop.it
This past weekend I attended the Heart Mind Conference in Vancouver and it got me thinking about how we can be more successful at school. Specifically, I wonder how we can change the trajectory fo...
Chris Wejr's insight:
Taking care of ourselves...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

Response: Using -- Not Misusing -- Ability Groups In The Classroom

(This post is Part One in a two-part series) This week's "question of the week" is: "What does research say about use of ability groups/tracking, and how have you seen it used or misused? What are workable alternatives?
Chris Wejr's insight:
Rick Wormelli gives his take on the important conversation of ability grouping.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

What Is Reconciliation?

A documentary by Tiffany Boston. Join Tiffany Boston on her journey to find out what reconciliation means. This video was made from a 6 day youth video train...
Chris Wejr's insight:

A youth asks what reconciliation really is... how can survivors and families of residential schools move forward?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

Sensory Processing and Self-Regulation With Marc Landry (with tweets) · ChrisWejr

Half-day session at Kent School with occupational therapist, Marc Landry.
Chris Wejr's insight:

We were privileged to have Marc come to our school Saturday and push our thinking around meeting the needs of all our students and helping them to find their optimal learning environment.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick | MindShift

Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick | MindShift | Professional Learning at James Hill Elementary | Scoop.it
How to praise kids: It's a hot topic for many parents and educators. A lot of the conversation around it has stemmed from studies by Carol Dweck, professor o
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Wejr
Scoop.it!

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Educational Resources for Earth Day

more...
No comment yet.