I was so hungry I forgot to take a before picture of my lunch at…
Hiked to the Hollywood sign today. I feel productive for a Monday. =)
I had a great time making necklaces and molded chocolates at Ina’s and Carole’s today! More importantly, because I came over today, Carole said that I have officially moved to the #1 spot on her “Favorite People” list, making Noah take second place. It was the highlight of my day. I know it’s only going to last until he flashes his baby toothed smile at her again, so I’m going to enjoy this while I can. =) Thanks again for today, Ina and Carole!
It was legen…wait for it…dary. =)
About to watch my first 3D movie: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. I’m ready. =)
A short intervention designed to change students’ relationships with math.
This is a great resource for students to learn about how best to learn math. It’s not math content, but rather information about how the brain works, and what strategies are helpful.
This could be a huge step for some students in reducing their math anxiety. And a fixed mindset and anxiety are major issues in math phobia and lack of engagement in math.
There is also a course for educators that costs $125 but the course for the students is free. Check it out.
Thanks, coloursinaflower! This sounds great!
I started this free online course yesterday. The first two lessons were about breaking down some of the myths and mindsets involved with learning math. I want to incorporate some of the information into my first week of school activities. It would be good to start off the year with the belief that anyone can learn math. The information about the brain and your approach to learning could also be applied to any type of learning. Good stuff!
[I am reposting my comment on my friend’s Facebook post here on my Tumblr…because that’s how appalled I am. APPALLED. Look it up in the dictionary. There should be a picture of me there next to the definition.]
I am appalled that I have to end my summer vacation and go back to work while my calendar says the word “July.”
You can’t take away my freedom in the same month as Independence Day!!!
WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO???
I need ice cream.
We were watching the FIFA World Cup final. In extra time, Germany scored the first and only goal of the game. Mom and Dad were yelling in excitement. Then they showed a close up of the guy who scored the goal.
Mom: Oh, he’s guapo.
Dad stopped cheering.
Me: Whoa, Mom. Take it easy there.
Dad (after a moment of silence): Mama! I can’t believe you would say that in front of me…
This is the first full soccer game we’ve watched. In the first half, Mom and Dad were yelling like they were hard core fans. In the second half, though, the focus changed… #becausefutbol
I took a picture of the supermoon tonight.