Monday, July 29, 2013

Chapter 6: Courage

Courage seems to be a great habitude to follow up perseverance. They really seem to go hand-in-hand, especially when Angela mentions the words fear, failure, and discomfort. What is something courageous you are planning to do in your classroom this year? How do you plan to teach and/or model courage?

Monday, July 22, 2013

Chapter 5: Perseverance

Perseverance. It's hard to continue working on something or toward a goal if you are not succeeding. I like Angela's quote in the Chapter Takeaway: "I want students walking away with one big idea: they are stronger than they think they are." How do you teach perseverance in your classroom? Do you intentionally model perseverance to your students? What are some goals that you have in teaching or modeling perseverance this year?

Monday, July 15, 2013

Chapter 4: Self-Awareness

This week's question comes from my husband who is a high school social studies teacher. How can self-awareness be taught in a core content area classroom while still teaching all of the content? Do you have any ideas of how to fit some self-awareness lessons into your busy schedule?

Monday, July 8, 2013

Chapter 3: Curiosity

How do you tell the difference between a student who is genuinely curious about a topic and asking genuine questions and a student who just asks questions to fulfill an assignment? Does it matter what types of questions they are asking? Will they get the content whether they are faking it or not? How do you teach or model curiosity in your classroom?