Here are five interesting reads from the past month: asynchrony, age-appropriate books, copying authors, and money and happiness.
I often see the prompts of Depth and Complexity used in classrooms, but too frequently they’re applied at a surface level.
If you’re wondering what an “intellectual overexcitability” might look like, here’s me in kindergarten…
Joanne Foster led an interesting session about the true causes of students’ procrastination. It’s more complex than simple laziness.
Nine links from around the web from July 2014: Evernote student portfolios, Ancient Rome’s Google Maps, extreme closeup on a hummingbird, and so much more.
Now students can log in and watch videos that you have approved. Perfect for small group projects, enrichment activities, or rotating centers.
After a few weeks off from traveling, this week I headed out to Austin, Texas to speak at the ATPE Summit.
“Yes” is so easy to say, and it makes people happy, but soon you’ve built up the expectation that you’ll help with everything. If we say “yes” to every request, then we’re not differentiating between what’s important and what’s not.
This type of sentence has great possibilities for classroom application because of its two different interpretations. It’s a perfect tool to: demonstrate careful reading, showcase the need for editing while writing, and encourage creativity and divergent thinking.
A bunch of fun links from around the web for June 2014.