November 2015 4
Teachers throughout the United States are about to enjoy a long, well deserved Thanksgiving weekend. They’ll relax with family and friends. They may start decorating and shopping. It’s blissful. Then there’s the return to school on Monday. With students in full-on festive holiday excitement mode, it can be quite a challenge to keep them engaged […]
By Scott Sterling Thanksgiving might be the best holiday to harvest for learning opportunities (no pun intended), but many teachers default to having the students draw turkeys using their hands or making pilgrim hats out of construction paper. That’s a waste. The theme of Thanksgiving is, of course, gratitude. That falls clearly within character education […]
By Scott Sterling If you’re in the field of mindset management, business has been very good. To recap, the current thinking in education is that people, in general, have one of two mindsets. In a “fixed mindset,” you believe people are born with certain attributes and they will never change. People will always be smart […]
By Scott Sterling Earlier this year, we published a series of posts based on Dr. David A. Sousa’s book, Brain-Friendly Assessments: What They Are and How to Use Them. In it, one of the leaders in the field of neuroscience and education took our current assessment-based educational culture and made it more efficacious for both […]
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