Paradoxes and illusions are a great area of study to blow students’ minds. I recently discovered an amazing artist, Kokichi Sugihara, who creates and films optical illusions using just paper and balls.
Come see my sessions and booth at TAGT 2014 in Forth Worth this week!
Some of my favorite games, novels, creativity books, and tools for differentiation.
Seven fun links and resources from around the web!
I’m home from the national conference on gifted education and here are the highlights!
There are more than enough challenges in teaching. If a kitchen timer, app, or well-written list can take some of them off your plate, let’s hand those tasks over as quickly and frequently as possible!
My favorite use of homographs is to create a two-column matching activity, but use only definitions – no words. Of course, the difficulty is in generating these columns, so I’ve cooked up a solution for you!
Seven inspiring, interesting, and intriguing links from around the web!
Many gifted students blow past grade-level spelling and vocabulary at a young age. Unfortunately, a common technique to “challenge” them is to find harder and more obscure words for their spelling list. Instead, let’s take advantage of the built-in complexity of common words with multiple-meanings.
The wise teacher knows how hard to push her class and when to ease up, because self control is a limited resource for everyone.