December 31, 2010 — Decision-making
A global awareness project for students.
How would you like to change the world?
What will make the World a better place?
Follow the SMART guidelines for posting:
S – Specific – What idea do you have to change the world?
M – Measurable - How can your idea be measured?
A – Attainable - How can your idea be achieved?
R – Realistic – How does your idea make sense?
T – Timely – How does your idea make a difference today?
Instructions for posting: Do not type your name, or the names of other students when posting. Write your grade level, homeroom teacher or adviser name only.
A few links to recent ideas:
Abitibi – Paper Recycling – Video
GE: Ecomagination – Solar road surface – video
Shout! – Explore, Connect, Act
7 Billion, National Geographic – Video
United for Human Rights – Video
China: REAP – Dreams to Fulfill – Stanford News article & videos
What is the Best Idea of 2010? – NYTimes
Green: Environment & Energy – NYTimes
Kids Make a Difference – Scholastic Network
Weekly Reader: Resources
Tinkering – TED video
National No Name-Calling Week
September 25, 2010 — Postives
I want to encourage students and teachers to post “Acts of Kindness” they notice to the comment section below. I plan to print and post your comments on our “Acts of Kindness Tree” outside of the Multipurpose Room (see picture on left.)
Here is an act of kindness I noticed at carpool on Friday afternoon.
A 4th grader realized that another boy left his sneakers on the wall after school. The 4th grader put the sneakers in his backpack and told Mr. Duska he planned to give them to him at the Mini Golf event later that night.
RULES for posting
NAME: Type your grade and teacher or advisor name.
You MUST not use the names of students when you describe the act of kindness. You CAN write what grade, and what class a student is from, but NO NAMES.