I hadn't really thought of the "endless ways to level up" idea. I've seen that to be true with my own kids.
Today’s guest educator post was written by Karen Czajkowski, a high school English department chair and teacher in New York. Karen has used Storybird for several years with students and her young daughters, and has led workshops on how to use Storybird in the classroom.
Interesting. My time in writing workshops was always fun and worthwhile, but then, I didn’t attend a prestigious writing program with 30 students all vying for a couple academic job openings.
I've never sworn so much in my entire life. I stared at a computer screen for hours, trying to fix a bug in my app. The cause of the error eluded me, nudging me into a cycle of angst, self-loathing, and keyboard smashing.
An honest and interesting look at learning to code.
Natasha Trethewey was once a creative writing teacher at Auburn University. I took a class from her, my only undergrad poetry writing class. I'm not a terrible fiction writer, but I am likely one of the worst poets. She was a patient teacher and very much lived out this quote in our class:
Well, I've written bad poems myself, so I'm sympathetic. There are those of us for whom it is necessary to write poetry. And if you are dedicated to that and willing to work very hard, your poems will get better. I have to believe that.
Such a nice write-up on Storybird from teacher @primarypete_.
William Moulton Marston (creator of Wonder Woman) in the winter 1943 issue of The American Scholar (via comicquotations)
The wish to be super-strong is a healthy wish, a vital, compelling, power-producing desire. The more the Superman-Wonder Woman picture stories build up this inner compulsion by stimulating the child’s natural longing to battle and overcome obstacles, particularly evil ones, the better chance your child has for self-advancement in the world.
I’ve been working pretty hard on this education tools update for Storybird since joining the company. I’ve got lots of other things going on too, but it’s nice to point to this and say, “yay, I had a hand in getting that done.”
I’m just not a math person. We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of math people is the most self-destructive idea in America today.
There is this weird tension in America between the American dream – work hard and you can make your life better – and America’s distrust of education and being educated. The same principal applies, though. Work hard with your mind and you can better yourself. This article says much the same, but goes into greater detail as it relates to math education.