This is my first year joining Cyper Pd. I am excited to experience what others have chosen to discuss, the connections that they have made, their interpretation of the text and the pieces of evidence that support or stimulate more thinking, and to read everyone's perspective. This Cyper Pd event is sponsored by Cathy, Jill, and Laura. Cathy at Reflect and Refine: Building a Learning Community has a blog post that connects all of our thinking. Check it out!
"Sometimes a single word changes everything." (page 2)
"In a dynamic world, when you run into difficulty it just means things are becoming more interesting. Challenging activities present no threat, only the promise of learning something new." (page 12)
I keep thinking of the Common Core....reading words like rigor and text complexity over and over...
"The more you learn, the smarter you get, and though it can involve hard work, learning is the goal." (page 12).
At the beginning of the year I use the resource, You're Smarter Than You Think. It has interest inventories in it that match the multiple intelligences. It is a great activity to learn about our ourselves, our strengths, and the types of intelligences that we do not have much experience with YET. I have the students then put their results on a pie graph. Every intelligence gets at least a "slither" on the pie graph because we all have interests inside of us. Some have just not been experienced YET. I also use the book, How We Are Smart. This book contains poems about 12 people in our world and encourages the reader to wonder if they see a little bit of themselves in that person.
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