The theory of grit

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success. More on grit: Growing Gritty Kids (No Prison Time Necessary): Lessons From a Juvenile Detention CenterThe X Factor That All Kids Need To Have How Can We Help Our Children Become ‘Grittier?’

Afrikaanse Prezi’s

Ek weet nie wie Corrie Gunter is, waar hy / sy skoolgee, waar in die wêreld hy / sy vandaan kom nie. Maar een ding is verseker… ek is só verlig dat ek nie meer die enigste een is wat aanlyn hulpbronne skep vir die Afrikaanse klaskamer nie! Gooi gerus ‘n e-pos en stel jouself voor… 🙂 Hier volg skakels na eenvoudige Prezis oor taalaspekte vir EAT leerders. Ek het dit sommer op ons skool se Afrikaanswebtuiste geplaas sodat leerders dit kan gebruik as hersieningsmateriaal. Dit werk ook lekker in die klas, maar ek dink tog dis beter as ‘n naslaanhulpbron vir die leerders… tog baie interessanter as om in ‘n simpel handboek vas te kyk vol simpel dierestorietjies. Die lys: Lydende en Bedrywende Vorm. Direkte en Indirekte Rede Ontkennende Vorm Voegwoorde STOMPI (...

Easy Video Creation with Adobe Voice

I am completely in love with Adobe Voice! Adobe Voice is an easy to use video creation app for the iPad. It is really one of the easiest ways of making explainer videos, ever. Basically, all you have to do is push a button and speak. Choose your layout, background music and from 1000’s of free images to illustrate your idea, or story or anything you’d like other people to look at. The background music is really great and you can change it based on the mood of your story. What can you use this app for? – A speaking slide show – Narrate stories (this is AMAZING for first additional language teachers) – Promote ideas – Let your learners do one of the above – Explain a topic as revision or as a hook in your lessons You can download the app by clicking ...

Poetry Writing Apps

Do your children struggle with writing poems? Here is a wonderful solution for you! According to CAPS, learners must be able to write poetry. Not only in their home language, but also in additional languages. Learners often struggle with the idea of writing a poem since they are intimidated by the idea of poetry and also because they think they “are not creative.” By giving learners a structure to write poems with, they are more likely to succeed. Gone is the idea that a poem is a stanza that consists out of a few rhyming lines! Here are the amazing apps (available on Android and iTunes):   1. Acrostic Poems  Write poems that start uses a word (and each letter of the word) to write a poem. Such as the following: P: Please help me to get O: over my awful fear of E: extracti...

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