November Learning

After my last post I went to hear Alan November speak at an afternoon Pro-D session. I then read Brian Kuhn‘s blog post and added a comment, which I have edited slightly and included below. In the process of writing this comment I realized a valuable lesson, which I will discuss below the comment: The afternoon session With Alan November was great! It was wonderful to hear Alan November again. His webcast for the district … Continue reading

November Podcast Highlights: Pink & Resnick Interviews

I started this post sitting in a waiting room at the auto shop waiting for my car: No WiFi, pay-for coffee and snacks available. It had an outlet if my laptop battery didn’t hold out, comfortable seats and, if I was interested, a tv to make the experience a little more comfortable. But I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I am a fan of Alan November and I just downloaded, to my iTunes, … Continue reading

“The Power (and Peril) of Praising Your Kids”

How Not to Talk to Your Kids: The Inverse Power of Praise. A Feature in the The New York Times, By Po Bronson. Thanks to Kris from Wandering Ink who sent me this link. I will let the article speak for itself: Dweck sent four female research assistants into New York fifth-grade classrooms. The researchers would take a single child out of the classroom for a nonverbal IQ test consisting of a series of puzzles—puzzles … Continue reading