Whenever we introduce a new topic to our students, how can we make it more likely that their brains will be receptive to the information that we are providing? 598 more words
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So, let’s start with a disclaimer. I live in the mid-west in the United States of America; far removed from the country of Japan or even the Japanese communities of California and New York. 1,089 more words
Let’s be very clear: I’m in charge of my own life. I am responsible for my own decisions. And I’ve made some bad ones.
Yet anxiety and ADHD, not to mention a poor grasp of myself and my social roles, played a leading role in many of those bad decisions, particularly the worst ones. 362 more words
By: Cameron Brown
On Thursday, December 18, our classroom engaged in a discussion known as a Socratic Seminar. These seminars involve two circles: one is key in discussion on the inside, and the outer circle listens, takes notes, and asks questions by stepping in the inner circle’s “hot seat.” 259 more words