I lost an old friend recently: the USB remote I’ve relied on for dozens of trips and hundreds of hours of presenting. Are you using a remote during your presentations?
What separates a life well-lived from a poorly lived life? Aristotle believed it was moderation: too much of good thing can become just as much of a problem as too little. Looking at traits as excessive, moderate, or lacking is a unique take on character analysis.
Seven links from around the web, including free webinars, a vocabulary runway show, base-5 numbers, a subtraction reversal game, and more!
What kind of math project could you build based on the shrinking dimensions of seats on the Boeing 777?
Fitting in only gets you so far.
Sometimes students need a little structure to force them into a more creative state of mind. Here are a few ideas for interesting writing prompts
Seven links to intriguing articles from around the web! Tolkien, backwards prompts, hexaflexagons, teaching art, and flipped classroom research.
A list of stories inspired by older stories to teach your students about the history of reusing ideas.
Ricci’s book builds on Dweck’s research and attacks the problem of the fixed mindset on all fronts, addressing the attitudes of students, but also of school staff and parents.
The Raven is a great starting point for students’ to learn about Poe. Not only does the poem clearly demonstrate “tone,” but it is a figurative language tour de force. Plus, there are some amazing readings available online!