… Like a little bit of beauty, rising from the muck? I think so. I’ve been following the press about fidget devices (spinners and cubes), with quite a bit of interest, both personal and professional. The purpose of my blog is, after all, to comment on educational trends. As it turns out too though, I […]
It is my hope that what I share here -- my musings on how to transform seemingly static ideas from psychology & education into a more dynamic and useful form -- inspires you to think differently, or change your practice, or engage with your community as you teach, parent, lead and discuss. Comments and shares are always welcome. So glad you stopped by! Please enjoy your visit.
Meditation, Mindfulness, & Education: Is it a flow that works? I’ve been working for a while now on a new post about mindfulness practices in educational settings… and to be honest, it’s not been going well. While some (actually many) of my posts fly from my fingers, this one just won’t flow. For quite some […]
Learning Styles Done Right? “What?!” Is there a “right way” do use the learning styles concept in teaching, after all?” Is this what you are thinking, as you read the title to this post? I hope so, because if this is your reaction, then that means that you are already familiar with the critiques on […]
Hi Folks! I am trying something new here. I’ve created a very short poll using the “Polls for pages” app that goes along with facebook, and is linked to my “cogedu” facebook site. According to CASEL (http://www.casel.org/what-is-sel/) teaching SEL is the missing link in public education right now. Research shows that doing so is a […]
This morning [Valentine’s Day, 2017] I’ve had “gender equity” on my mind. While some call it a Hallmark day and others discuss the day’s historical origins (e.g., like many holidays, celebrations like this stem waaaaay back, to pre-Christian times- super interesting, that!), many folks simply share greetings, commiserations, candy, and cards and leave it at […]
“Mindset” isn’t a curriculum. But if it isn’t a package that can be bought, studied, and implemented, then what is it? There are a couple of ways to answer that question. It is a theory about achievement motivation. But when you see the word “theory” that can be a cue to tune out, right? […]
“Spare me the gender card, Erica.” These words appeared in my work e-mail inbox, not all that long ago. That’s why I’m playing the woman card this fall. As I listen to and discuss this year’s election rhetoric with my 9-year-old daughter, I’ve been thinking quite a lot about the woman card and the gender […]