Got in a spot of trouble couple weeks back. Okay, a lot of trouble. I panicked one afternoon and left my classroom unattended after instructing my little angels to sit quietly. When I rushed back, my principal was waiting for me. She was not smiling.
Baumeister, a professor in the department of psychology at Florida State University, is the author of "The Cultural Animal," just published by Oxford University Press.
Does low self-esteem lie at the root of all human suffering, failure and evil? When I ran my first research study on self-esteem in 1973, that certainly seemed to be the case. Psychologists everywhere were persuaded that if only we could help people to accept and love themselves more, their problems would gradually vanish and their lives would flourish. They would even treat each other better.
Not surprisingly, California led the way, establishing a task force for exploring ways to boost healthy self-esteem to solve personal and social problems. The task force members — like many of us — were undeterred by the weakness and ambiguity of the evidence suggesting a benefit in boosting self-esteem; we all believed the data would come along in good time.
Battles in Iraq and terrorism alerts make this a difficult time for teachers and students. These sites provide a wide range of advice, information and resources for helping students learn about, understand and cope with the conflict in Iraq.
There is a great collection of strategies and blackline masters at the Curriculum Navigator which is open to everyone, especially teachers of K-8. There are hundreds of Math, Language Arts, and Science lessons matched to the specific grade levels. Registration is quick and free at this provincial government site at here.
To get to the good stuff...........
Click on Create Learning Experience
Pick Grade Level and Subject Area
Click on Search
I don't have time to present lengthy elaborate science demonstrations. But those poor kids... try grokking the phases of the moon from a book! Yesterday I went looking for some animations that would supplement the text. Found a terrific spot here for all things space related.