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Adults who want to avoid passing on pessimistic attitudes about learning can do more than simply watch their language (no more “I’m hopeless at math” when the dinner check arrives at the table). They can jump into the subject they once feared with both feet, using their children’s education as an opportunity to brush up on their own basic skills. Learn along with your kids, and you may find that math and science, or writing and spelling, are not so scary. And let kids know that it’s always possible to change and improve our abilities—you being a prime example.
Well what happens when you make a mistake in your school? Do you do everything to hide it or do you take ownership and move forward? There is a difference between making a mistake and being inappropriate and if it is a mistake, similar to the one that was made by JC Penney, taking ownership sometimes gives an educator more credibility than not making a mistake in the first place. Showing the humility that we can all screw up and learn from it, says a lot. Trying to cover up a mistake says something as well.
Mr. Sonnier can’t even make a frown if he tries. “The smile just wants to break out,” he said. “That’s just me. That’s just me, Mr. Hartman, that’s just me.” The guy clearly loves his job.
He’s new to the principal position, but he’s been working at this same school for more than 30 years. In fact, Mr. Sonnier began his career in education just down the hall. “This was my office right here,” he said, opening the door to a small closet. Office in the most liberal sense of the word.
"This is a mop room," he acknowledged.
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What type of teacher would you want?
Are you a global teacher?
I’m OK with not being an amazing teacher every day.
It’s simply not sustainable. The myth of the super teacher is a problematic narrative, a standard that’s unrealistic for all of us. I’ve learned during my 10-year teaching career that in order to thrive in this profession and remain positive and effective most days, I need to regularly ask myself a few questions. Here’s what keeps me fresh…
From a youth perspective, we think there are 10 benefits that secondary students should expect from school–and specifically from an advisory, counseling and guidance system.
We profiled 20 schools from over 13 states serving over 10 thousand students, some in urban schools, some in suburban, some in rural, some in traditional, some in charters, some purposeful built, and some transformed. Regardless of the differences, the one aspect that was common to them all, was their ability to provide deeper learning experiences and better prepare their students for this new world.
These schools use project based learning, are not hesitant to utilize new tools, connect and engage in community based learning- and all emphasize a “show what you know” culture.
It’s time to shine a light on Deeper Learning.
Ethan Gilsdorf looks back on four decades of pen-and-paper role-playing tradition:
The tools of D&D gave me permission to imagine a better me, and a better story for myself. They gave me the courage to imagine a different future. And taught me how to change myself. Not happy with lowly Level 1 Ethan, I worked hard to level up to my better, stronger, faster level 17 version today.
The period of playing role playing games in the 1980’s and up until the early 1990’s (when I met my wife) was really a fantastic time and I agree that we all learned a lot by playing RPGs. Before and during the university years I was heavily involved in both playing and writing RPG scenarios for our local gaming event Gothcon. I even met Gary Gygax once at Games Fair in Reading, UK in the mid 1980’s.
For me I think one of the key learnings was how to think hypothetically about the society and it’s mechanisms, a way of thinking that together with a fair amount of science fiction novels and studies in philosophy has brought me into the futures field,