From Struggle to Strength

I lift weights. You can stop laughing now. I really do lift weights on a rather regular schedule. I’ve done some weight training in a fairly consistent manner since I was a college freshman. What I have learned in those years is to build strength you have to set up a struggle. The struggle doesn’t … Continue reading From Struggle to Strength

Notes and Summaries in the Classroom

Students need tools to improve their ability to gather information in meaningful ways. In the book Teaching for Deeper Learning: Tools to Engage Students in Meaning Making authors Jay McTighe and Harvey Silver share the following tools of note taking and summarizing that can take place in classroom: Window Notes – Using a sheet of … Continue reading Notes and Summaries in the Classroom