I found Daniel Pink’s Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us video interesting. Specifically, when he spoke about rewarding the top performers and ignoring the low performers. This is something I see frequently in my own building. We have focused very much in increasing the rigor of our college prep and above level courses,… Continue reading What Motivates Us?
(photo retrieved from tutorcruncher.com) Classrooms are a place for learning. Learning different contents, learning social skills, learning expectations, learning success and failure. Classrooms are for learning, yes. But, what if teachers could improve how students are learning? Is the current environment working at it’s best and fullest potential? Is there more we could be doing?… Continue reading Creating a Significant Learning Environment
At the beginning of his video, Douglas Thomas made a statement that was powerful, but true. He stated that learning comes natural everywhere but in the classroom. As young children, we learn by watching the things around us, mimicking actions or sounds, and then continuing to practice those skills until they are mastered. There isn’t… Continue reading A New Culture of Learning