I’m super excited to announce a project Lisa Van Gemert and I have been working on for months (and talking about forever!). We feel like the world of online professional development could be better. So we’ve created something better. We’re calling it Gifted Guild.
I get a lot of questions about the practical details of running pre-assessments and setting up multiple groups in a classroom. I brainstormed a big ol’ list of tips I learned from my own experiments and those of my colleagues.
We’re very aware of our own messy processes, but end up comparing that with other people’s beautiful, final products. It’s a sure path to impostor syndrome, thinking you’re the only one who struggles to create.
Understanding our body’s feelings is important, especially for gifted students whose powerful minds often overthink problems, which in turn leads to perseveration and nervousness.
I love collecting links to articles with fun math applications. Here are three of my recent favorites.
Here’s what happened in 2016 and what I’m planning for next year!
Here are five endless sources of interesting images, animations facts, and ideas who you can follow for free!
I’ve written about people creating interesting new careers as part of the 21st century. Shaun is another fascinating example…
I’m reading Teaching With the Brain in Mind and realized how my weekly Puzzlements mailer has some great connections to a brain-friendly classroom! The author, Eric Jensen, writes about creating a safe classroom in which the brain can learn. Here are a few notes I’ve made. Novelty Jensen explains how the brain loves new things. […]
In my last article, I wrote about possible 21st century careers awaiting our students. When I speak about this topic, people respond by wanting to help kids “find their passions.” But I think the word “passion” is a problem. Here’s why. “Passion” Is Unreasonable When we call something a “passion,” it implies lifelong devotion and […]