This blog has a subtitle: Reflections on Education, Technology and Learning My other less-frequently used blog, ‘Practic-All’, is subtitled, Pragmatic tools and ideas for the classroom. Recently I started using this other blog to provide a digital addition to my Principal’s weekly e-mail update. I did 9 of these to end the year off. I called them Dave’s Digital Magic, (or school teams are the Magicians). Recently I’ve done some thinking about education, technology and … 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