Friday, August 31, 2012

Does Math Frighten You?

Here's an interesting article I read from the Wall Street Journal about parents helping students with Math when they may not feel 100% confident themselves.  I found it interesting how from an early age parents begin to shape a child's perception of Math...

This article also makes me think of the book "Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success" by Carol Dweck.  If you haven't read it--it may be worth reading as it challenges us to think of how we shape our children's (or student's) perceptions when challenges are faced.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

eLearning Book Club

I just noticed this post in my blog reader today--and I think I'm going to join.  You may want to check it out!

Online Tools

I admit, I'm always drawn like a moth to a flame to new tech tools, websites, and gadgets.  Here's an interesting article I read this week about some new tools out there, specifically that relate to helping students. I just started dabbling in Wikispaces in my imaginary free time--there's just so much to see and learn!  For those of you who like to explore as I do--check out this article!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

It's a New Day!

Welcome to my new blog!  I've chosen to tweak the blog that I had already been using as I'd added lots of great resources--and they are still valuable!

The big blog change is that I am now writing as the Superintendent of Porter Township Schools.  I will use this blog to highlight great things happening in our schools, share resources with teachers, provide resources for parents, and also to provide news about the Porter Township Schools.

To receive notification of when I add a new post--all you have to do is click to follow this blog!