I just wrapped a month of teaching at a summer camp that was focused on the Engineering Habits of Mind. Each week-long session gave students an opportunity to engage in a variety of challenges as we introduced them to different areas of engineering. Though we had many boys participating in the camp, we had quite… Continue reading engineering is for girls
Surely you have heard of Kid President by now. If not, watch the video below and the visit his website. He’s just terrific. And you’ll want more and more and more! My students feel that way about him and can’t wait to see his latest video. We really enjoyed the one that was published last… Continue reading and a video prompt from Kid President
If you haven’t discovered Edutopia, head over to their website right now! Like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, subscribe to their emails ~ take in all of it. I can’t say enough about what a terrific resource it is. Whether I need some inspiration, am researching a teaching topic or just looking for… Continue reading edutopia
If not, drop everything and get on there! Right. Now. “Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing the things you love” that acts as a kind of virtual bulletin board. Check out their About page for more information. As a visual person, I was attracted to Pinterest immediately and made boards for everything from… Continue reading You are on Pinterest, right?
I wanted to kick things off with this TED Talk from Drew Dudley. In it, he argues that leadership isn’t about “celebrating amazing things that hardly anybody can do” but rather about helping to change “one person’s understanding of what they’re capable of” or “how powerful an agent for change they can be.” I love… Continue reading lollipop moments