I cringe every time I see this. It is a very simplistic view that I strongly believe sends the wrong message to our students. This sends the message that students should not expect success when they try something the first time. It sends the message to "just get the first try over with because you…
My comment on this through-provoking post:
Thank you so much, Tammy! I agree with this so much!
"I think that when we make everything look rosy and sweet, we do a disservice to our students."
SO makes me cringe - like the "participation awards" Are we training our kiddos to have "grit" to keep trying until they get it or are we training them to be entitled humans who expect to "win" right away and get constantly lauded at every step? Kids themselves, when gaming, will keep trying until they 'level up" why don't we have confidence in them to translate that kind of persistence in academics?
And not to open another can of worms, BUT [gets out her can opener and rips into the can-o-worms with gusto] I also have problems with the term "Genius Hour" being used with abandon in education and schools of late. As a proponent of gifted education and gifted kiddos, overuse of the word genius is just right out.
Grading Google Classroom Slides - I began using Google Classroom last fall in my math groups and it changed the way that I taught and provided guided practice to my students. Grading can be tricky and difficult as you are getting started. I have a quick tutorial today on grading Google Classroom Slides.
Terrific way to use Google Slides - easily adaptable!
I've been taking a digital detox for the last few weeks, getting to know my new coastal cottage and reading LOTS! But this is is a post that I wrote a few years ago about how to use the summer as a time for reflection and goal setting!
Google’s search engine is an always-expanding, extremely useful tool that’s packed with tons of different tools. Over on Zapier, they outline tons of different advanced tricks for searching Google as quickly as possible.
Some times here even I didn't know! And I've been a Googler since 2001 & a Google Certified Teacher/Innovator for years!
The problem with Genius Hour - Genius Hour can free schools up to devote the many other hours of the day to learning that is ineffective and disengaging.
Since I don't "Do Facebook" this is the only comment I can leave. Really? Facebook? [smh]
ANYWAY-----I have a problem with the term "Genius Hour" itself. I LOVE the idea for open time for student-led deep inquiry - it's the just term I dislike. It's a glib throwaway that doesn't honor Gifted Education or Gifted Kids.
For many students, the words “math” and “fun” don’t seem to have much overlap. Math is often thought of as a dry subject – equations don’t get most people excited – but math lovers have been working to show the more interesting side of math to students in a number of different formats.
Students who find math boring now may just need to be given a new way of looking at it. Naturally, the internet has come to the rescue with a wide range of math resources designed to help students see how math can be fun and useful.
"Often we talk about the need for more personalized learning for students. There are countless books, webinars and other resources dedicated to the topic. Yet when it comes to the personalization of professional development there is a barely a slow moment by educational leaders to move in that direction. Time, money and personnel are just a few of barriers they face.
The fact of the matter is educators, no matter their position, can no longer rely on their schools and districts to provide the targeted professional development every educator needs and deserves.
So, if we come to that realization, the next inevitable question is, what do we do about it?"
What does it mean when people talk about "student voice and choice" in education? Educators are always thinking on how best to engage the young people we work with; perhaps one way to capture their attention is right under our noses. If students feel that that their opinions and ideas are heard and valued by their peers and teachers, they're much more likely to be engaged with their education. These 7 videos offer up strategies for giving your students more agency in their lessons and day-to-day classroom life.
Surely you’ve heard of 3D printing, which is the printing of objects out of materials like plastic, concrete, and even steel. But did you know the technology has been around since the 1970s?
Or perhaps even more surprising is the fact that soon we will be progressing to the next stage of this technology: 4D printing.
It’s hard to believe the technology has been around that long, let alone that we’re naturally progressing to the next phase in its evolution, but it’s all true. So, what is 4D printing? And how is it different from 3D printing? We’ll break it down for you....
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