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Student Volunteers – A Lesson on Motivation

There has been much ado about motivation and grit, and the benefits of them co-mingling in the mind of one person.   According to Daniel Pink in his book Drive:  The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, he states, “The most … (Read More) Student Volunteers – A Lesson on Motivation

What is a typical day at Edcamp?

Janet Avery, co-founder of Edcamp Idaho and keynote speaker for Edcamp Idaho 2016 on July 29th, laughs about that question.  Why?   Because a “typical” day of learning at an Edcamp doesn’t really exist. Each Edcamp is unique and based on … (Read More) What is a typical day at Edcamp?

Off the Grid Rafting Adventures

Imagine the “Ultimate Teacher Appreciation Adventure.”    With the stereotypical image of a teacher, a person might expect such an adventure to be a shopping spree at an office supply store.  But Jake White, co-founder of Off the Grid Rafting … (Read More) Off the Grid Rafting Adventures

Jerome Middle School Students Earn Their Stripes:

Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, makes clear that with the right mindset, we can teach kids to be motivated to do good work for the sake of their own learning goals. Dweck … (Read More) Jerome Middle School Students Earn Their Stripes:

Magic Valley Schools Bridge the Digital Divide

The “Digital Divide” and navigation of the Bring Your Own Device (B.Y.O.D.) policy in classrooms broke the ice at the inaugural Magic Valley Tech Expo at Canyon Ridge High School in Twin Falls. The event was a joint venture between … (Read More) Magic Valley Schools Bridge the Digital Divide