Sometimes we can learn a lot by doing something the wrong way. Here are six ways your students can purposefully design awful, misleading graphs.
Want to encourage students to find unexpected connections across content? Here’s a quick framework based on the most important terms from both bits of content.
Do your students realize that addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are all examples of the same idea: an operation? And that it’s quite possible to create a brand new operation? Let’s do it!
I’ve gotta admit, I’m a sucker for that classic Bloom’s Taxonomy. I love the word “Synthesize” rather than “Create.” Why? First, it sounds really cool. But my real love for “Synthesize” is because “Create” is so easily abused. We can “create” a list of the 50 states, but that sure isn’t at the top of […]
A central repository for all of the little apps I’ve written here at Byrdseed, including my Random Emoji Generator, The Differentiator, Paragraphy, and more.
In this “Rethinking Giftedness” video the filmmakers make a claim that gifted programs cause fixed mindsets. The three questions I immediately wondered were: Where is the research? How were the students in this video selected? Did they visit any great gifted programs? Let’s dig into it. Where Is The Research? The video and its accompanying […]
The Byrdseed annual report for 2018 (plus a look at what 2019 might hold)!
Clear communication is simple, succinct, and relies on words that people understand. Jargon is the opposite. Journey with me as I attempt to define some edu-jargon…
A common question I get is folks asking how to make the case for a gifted program. Usually someone is pitted against an administrator who doesn’t see the value in a gifted program. How do we change minds?
Wondering what to do with your early finishers? This is probably the wrong question!