June 2010

Don’t Judge Me

by Melissa on June 14, 2010

Tweet It was amazing. Last night I was lucky enough to get to see a play, written and performed by two of my former students (along with the rest of the cast), in Venice, California. It was called, “Don’t Judge Me,” and was put on through this organization called Inside Out. The organization is pretty […]

Tweet How has giftedness been traditionally defined? When many of us think about giftedness we are usually referring to one type of intelligence that is usually rooted in reading, math, writing etc.. The California Department of Education states that: Gifted and Talented Pupil:”means a pupil enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school who is […]

Wednesday Wisdom

by Melissa on June 9, 2010

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Tweet If you’ve got a kid that always tapping his pencil or can construct an Aztec temple out of Legos you’ve probably got a tactile learner. They’re often the most frustrating type of learner, and schools often cater to them the least. The tactile kids often get the label of misbehaved. Their hands are always […]

Tweet “Hey! You tricked me into learning that!” one of my students exclaimed the other day. “Tricked you?” I questioned him. “What do you mean.” “Well . . . you made it fun. It didn’t seem like work.” It’s funny, but I find that whenever learning doesn’t seem like work for them, teaching doesn’t seem like […]

Tweet What exactly is a learning style? A learning style is a preferred way of “thinking,processing and understanding information” Did you know that “75 percent of teachers are sequential, analytic, presenters;and 70 percent of all their students do not learn BEST in this way?” Knowledge is not always learned in a linear, sequential format, at […]

Tweet No matter what kind of ability you have in a given intelligence, you can explore, grow, and develop it. Whether you have trouble spelling dictionary or you’re a future best-selling author, you can become more word smart. Thomas Armstrong, You’re Smarter Than You Think:  A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligence

Tweet Melissa is bringing you Tuesday’s post today, as Patrick is on vacation. Eric Jenson was  a pretty wise bird who wrote, “Many learners who seem apathetic would be very enthusiastic if the learning was offered in their preferred style.” This would really help the little people if us big people were careful to keep it […]