My Christmas gift to you all, a dozen resources to instruct, intrigue, and inspire you as we approach the new year! Hope your 2010 ends with a bang.
- The Wall Street Journal asks What Makes Kids Creative?
- Are you letting kids work cooperatively? Here’s an overview of cooperative learning from UNC.
- Dan Meyer keeps math undeniably interesting with high-level ideas such as grocery store shrink ray.
- Excellence is a habit, according to Will Durant (although this quote is usually misattributed to Aristotle).
- Susan Winebrenner brings another fantastic primer on differentiation at NAGC.org.
- Beautiful photos of intriguing mathematically folded papers. Can’t wait for my geometry unit!
- Psychology Today teaches us to Cultivate Curiosity – be sure to read the tips on page two! (via Eide Neurolearning)
- “Research has shown that one of most important things for gifted children is to be with other gifted children.”
- A Youtube tutorial on math doodling. Sure to capture one of your kid’s imagination. She’s got others, too. Her passion for math is infectious.
- Not Just Child’s Play shows us how to use frames to differentiate for first graders!
- Dan Pink explains fixed mindsets vs growth mindsets (and also links to a nice graphic). So how can we encourage our students to have growth mindsets?
- Brief intro to planning and preassessing from Davidson Gifted.
Photo by Tuppus