Tuesday, November 30, 2010
“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” -Bob Moawad
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Writing Center Fellows: John Miller and Alton Tisdale
Writing Center Director: Jon Elmore
Faculty: Mike Davis
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I think that it’s important for a teacher to pick up on the ways in which particular students respond to different mediums and modify their approach and instruction accordingly. William Cowper once said, “Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.” I believe this to be true in the realm of academia as well, because change and differentiation in the classroom is ultimately more interesting and engaging than the static, humdrum routine. As educators, we need to be dynamic. It’s essential that we spice it up. We need to wet the appetite of our students through a variety of tools and resources that incite their senses and inspire their thinking.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
As educators, we have expectations of our students, and of ourselves. It's imperative that we remember to qualify those expectations with achievable outcomes. From the conception of an idea, we must know what we want to see in the final stages of a unit of study in order to assess the learning that took place.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once they are grown up."
My question, what happens to creative capacity as children grow to be adults? How does school impact this development and change in creativity?
Sir Ken Robinson's answer... WATCH THE VIDEO!
Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity | Video on TED.com
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