Take5: The Great Cell Phone Debate, Wait Time, Mindfulness, Mistakes and some inspiration from Coach Kerr
This week's Take 5 is all over the place -- much like me as I wind up one semester and head gleefully into another. There are so many things to do and so many opportunities in the months ahead for you, me and our students. In this week's post, we explore the Great Cell Phone Debate (is there a right answer?), the Power of Mistakes, the need for Classroom Silence to promote thinking, and more. I hope this Take5 will challenge you to think differently or try something new. When we share, great ideas BubbleUp. So, Take5.
There seems to be an ever growing debate about the use of electronics in schools. Laptops or Phones in the Classroom. Yea, Nay or a Third Way? explores some of the arguments and even middle ground.
In Extending the Silence, John McCarthy explores some telling data about how teachers need to give kids even more wait time.
Seven Easy Steps to Personalized Mindfulness in Schools (an article in ASCD Express) offers teachers strategies to make mindfulness practices more accessible to students and teachers alike.
Teachers know that mistakes is where the learning happens. Turns out, we're right: How Making Mistakes Primes Kids to Learn Better.
And this short video clip on Oliver Maroney's Twitter feed was something I saw online that I just couldn't stop thinking about this week. If only every teacher in American could emulate this coach, by always building kids up. Wow.
What's making you think this week?
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