Category Archives: Resilience

Remember the ALAMO

I’m trying out a new homework policy with our 6th graders in our collaboratively-taught class on Composers (General Music). The students have “listening logs” they do, where they listen to a piece of music about their composer, fill out some … Continue reading

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Role-Play Gaming and Our Learning Paradigm

This weekend I did some role-play gaming with friends and decided to step back a little and study how the process of gaming provides opportunities to acquire Knowledge(content), Skills and practice Habits of Mind. Note: GM stands for “Game Master” – the … Continue reading

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Reflections from ASCD

Jing of a short sharing presentation I gave at my school, after attending ASCD 2011: http://www.screencast.com/t/vLhVrDNw

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Kaizen v. Perfectionism

I’ve just read about the concept of “kaizen” in Angela Maier’s “White Paper on Student Engagement.”  Here’s what she has to say: “Kaizen: Kaizen is the Japanese term for “continuous improvement”, a concept we should take to heart if we … Continue reading

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SpeechCraft Class – Class Alpha

Today we finished our third group of SpeechCraft student introductory speeches.  We name our class sessions (there are 26 total) after the Radio Alphabet, so this was “Class Alpha.”     For this class, we do the following activity: Chairs are set … Continue reading

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