Thank you for your patience during my week off as school started. This year promises to be exciting. This is my first year teaching freshman since my student teaching days at Taunton High School in Massachusetts. My time is split between two sections of juniors and two sections of freshman. All I can say is what a different between the freshman and my upper classmen. (Deep breath.) I am excited to see them grow this year, not just as young geographers but I am also anxious to see them go from moths to ummmm...butterflies!
I hope you are enjoying the rest of your summer or like me the start of a new year.
Part A (Choose 1 question)
Please respond to one of the following questions:
1. On page 142 Willingham talks about prasing processes rather than ability? Do we do enough of this as educators? What is best practice for praising processes?
2. There is a section on page 143 entitled "Don't Take Study Skills for Granted" as a young teacher I was guilty as charged. Over the years I have spent more and more time on these building blocks. There are lots of new apps and gadgets to assist our current generation with these skills. Share some examples of tech tools/apps that you have used in your classroom to assist our 21st century learners with study skills and time management.
How do you show your students that you have confidence in them? (pp. 144-145)