Articles

Sometimes Taft and I find articles that could be helpful reads for students, parents, and even other teachers…

new PERSPECTIVEs FOR Students and Parents…

10 Truths Middle School Students Should Know

Why So-So Grades Are OK (If Your Kid Has THESE 6 Traits Instead)


THE GROWTH MINDSET

Dr. Walczak’s Pinterest board on Growth Mindset

Five Steps to Raising a “Can-Do” Kid

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Minds

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Our Philosophy of Teaching with the Growth Mindset

Promoting a Culture of Learning in Ten Steps


THE IMPORTANCE OF FOCUS

Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

10 Tips to Help You Tune Out Distractions and Focus on Your Studies

StayFocused Chrome Add-On


time management – the pomodoro technique

Productivity 101: A Primer to the Pomodoro Technique

Free Pomodoro apps:

  • Pomotodo
  • Droptime
  • Flat Tomato
  • Pomodoro Focus Boost
  • Pomodoro Time

WHY HANDWRITING IS IMPORTANT…

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too?

Taking Notes: Is The Pen Still Mightier Than the Keyboard?

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And some humor-ISH stuff just for fun…

30 Totally Rotten Things Parents Do That Are Ruining Their Kids’ Lives

22 Ways Teenagers Are Basically Just Super-Sized Toddlers

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