Posted in Creativity, Faculty Development, Innovation, Pedagogy, Young Learners

Encouraging creativity and innovation in yourself and your students

Although this was originally written 7 years ago, it is still relevant today, especially given the current changes we are facing in education! What a great time to model to our students the importance of taking calculated risks while trying something new.

Taddei, L. (2013). Encouraging creativity and innovation in yourself and your students. Faculty Focus

http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/faculty-development/encouraging-creativity-and-innovation-in-yourself-and-your-students/  

Posted in Pedagogy, Young Learners

What’s Your Math Story?

As a methods teacher, I have been teaching current and future teachers how to teach many content areas.

Many of my students have anxiety when it comes to their confidence in teaching math to young children.

I ask them to share their math stories and many of my students share math stories that are not positive.

How can we change our own math stories? How can we help our students and children have positive math stories and a growth mindset that sees themselves as mathematicians?

Check out this enlightening Ted talk from Dan Finkel where he gives five principles of extraordinary math teachers that can help us change their stories.

Posted in Adult Learners, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Technology, Young Learners

Podcast: Teaching the Four Cs with Technology

Stephanie and I share strategies and technologies for teaching essential 21st century skills with BAM Radio host Mike Janatovich. We focus not on the technology, but the learning that occurs. 

Listen online, and let me know what you think!