Rewarding the Process Develops Student Resilience

Yesterday I sat at the piano and played through the whole of Strauss’ Emperor’s Waltz. It’s a beautiful piece when…

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Encouraging Creativity and Innovation in Students

“The world leaders in innovation and creativity will also be the world leaders in everything else.”-Harold R. McAlindon. I read this quote in the book, Nurturing Young Innovators: Cultivating Creativity in the Classroom, Home and Community by Laure McLaughlin and Stephani Buchai. It hit something deep in my teaching heart. Children are curious and naturally, […]

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ISTE – Innovative Designer – Deliberate Design in the Classroom to Promote Student Capacity

I initially began by asking myself – “how can my middle school students know and use a thoughtful design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems? Specifically speaking when creating an argument how can my student’s design and test their ideas to solve their genuine problems?”  I know there … Continue reading ISTE – Innovative Designer – Deliberate Design in the Classroom to Promote Student Capacity

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