Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Little Less Cutesy

I recently attended a GATE training with John DeLandtsheer through Lompoc Unified. I have to say it was probably the best training I have ever attended. It was labeled as a GATE training; however, his book/seminar promoted making ALL kids smarter.

I learned over the past six years I have been doing a lot of "cutesy" things in my class; rather than deep level thinking. Cutesy can be good sometimes, but not the majority of the time.

I am an avid pinner on Pinterest; however, now I see stuff and the "cutesy red flag" alarms.

This training has come at the perfect time as I will be teaching GATE (fifth grade) next year. I am so excited to implement some of the ideas I learned at the training. Wish me luck!