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October 24, 2015
This Week: Rockets, Growth Mindset & Halloween
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Watch Tom Jenkins bring a tried-and-true rocket lesson into the 21st century.
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Tch Laureate Marion Ivey is attempting to foster a growth mindset in her kindergarteners.
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Halloween is fast approaching! Here are some fun ideas to engage all your students as part of Halloween.
 
Notes from the Tch Laureates

Yet. It’s just three little letters. But, like so many other small words — can, go, no, give, will, yes — if used well, those few letters can have a remarkable effect. In learning, the word “yet” signifies power, possibility, and potential. It says that who I am is not who I will always be. To borrow language from Dr. King, it says that my “is-ness” does not have to limit my “ought-ness.”

This is by no means easy. As adults, we know how difficult it is to change how we do what we do. We talk, often, of the time, support, and resources it takes to change our classroom practice. But we engage in this work together because kids deserve the teacher we each ought to be. This week Tom Jenkins and Marion Ivey both explore their efforts to grow and improve their practice. Tom re-envisions one of his well-worn units of instruction, and Marion commits to instilling the power of “yet” in her young learners.

May we all feel empowered by their example.

Sean Sig
Teaching Channel Laureate
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