Sweating the Small Stuff

Sep 13, 2014

Janice Smith

Three reasons you should be pumped about this week’s Video of the Week: 1)  We’re integrating a great new tool we discovered from EdPuzzle, which allows you to add questions (CFU’s) or comments right in the video.  This also lets us keep these emails a whole lot shorter 🙂  (A piece of feedback we’ve been working […]

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The Butterfly Effect

Jun 30, 2014

Janice Smith

During my first days of teaching I learned about something called ‘The Butterfly Effect’ from my principal, Caleb Dolan. While I could tell it to you in my own words, it seems the Boston Globe gives a pretty helpful description in this article (‘Why Pop Culture Loves the Butterfly Effect and Gets it Totally Wrong’). The butterfly […]

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Positive Narration vs. Bragging

Aug 29, 2013

Janice Smith

We’ve seen the impact positive narration can have on student behavior.  That moment when you recognize out loud one student for sitting in perfect scholar posture, and then you watch as six others sit up a little bit taller, tuck their chairs in, and quickly have their hands folded on their desk.  Never did you […]

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