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There was a discussion in the teacher room last Friday that never really got resolved.A teacher had called a student "smart" in a narrative in a written report.Some said that was inappropriate since…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurie Bartels Feb 13, 2012.

 

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Matthew J. Frattali replied to Jonathan Fichter's discussion 4F: Integrating Scratch in the Curriculum in the group AIMS Technology Retreat 2012
"great tip, I did not know W&L was having a Scratch event, I will try to drag my wife there ;-)"
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"This thread is still incredibly helpful as we explore the transition as well, thank you."
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Laurie Bartels replied to Matthew J. Frattali's discussion "smart"
"Hi Matt, Ah, Carol Dweck would be quite adamant that "smart" never show up in an assessment or report card narrative. Using the word "smart" can feed what she calls a fixed mindset, meaning that if you are already smart then you…"
Feb 13, 2012
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"smart"

There was a discussion in the teacher room last Friday that never really got resolved.A teacher had called a student "smart" in a narrative in a written report.Some said that was inappropriate since M.I. theory says people are smart in different waysand it's more accurate to be more specific like "Pat is a strong analytical thinker."Others thought that was hypersensitive and overcomplicating it, if you say "Pat is smart"it's understood you are only talking about one side of the individual.…See More
Feb 12, 2012

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Teacher | Learner | MS Tech Coordinator
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