Author and speaker Jon Acuff hosts a weekly podcast called “All It Takes Is A Goal.” I really enjoy listening as he talks with his guests – usually successful authors, entrepreneurs, and creators – about their work and how they came to be successful. The overarching theme is – you guessed it – setting a … Continue reading Set A Goal!
In the book Learning and Leading With Habits of Mind: 16 Characteristics for Success, author, researcher, and educator A. L. Costa, identified and addressed a rather substantial list of habits beneficial for students, teachers, and schools. The first in his list of characteristics is persisting. Students must learn to persist through difficulties if they are … Continue reading Building Persistence in the Classroom
Collaborative work in the classroom can have powerful and positive effects on student learning. In order to create the best possible outcome for students, teachers have to develop and employ learning strategies that help students engage with the content and with each other. In the article Inventories, Confessionals, and Contracts: Strategies for Effective Group Work, … Continue reading Seven Strategies to Improve Group Work
Cognitive regulation is the ability to help oneself learn by being an active participant in the learning process. Students need the opportunity to develop and practice a variety of skills in order to become self-regulated learners. In their book All Learning Is Social And Emotional: Helping Students Develop Essential Skills for the Classroom And Beyond, … Continue reading Supporting the Development of Cognitive Regulation