Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Not sure what to do next? Ask your teacher.

At Pinterest, I found a link to a nifty poster: I Don't Know What to Do Next; you can see the poster below. That's what inspired this cat: use the Internet... to find an example!

Not sure what to do next?
Ask your teacher.

The image is from cheezburger.

Don't know what to do next?
Dig deep and stick with it.
Look in a book or use the Internet.
Can you find an example?
Keep calm and read it again.
Remind yourself not knowing is okay. 
Work together and ask a friend.
Pause a moment and just think.
Still not sure? Then ask your teacher.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

With my skills I express myself.

Today's cat is inspired by Maria Popova's review in Brain Pickings of Janna Malamud Smith, An Absorbing Errand: How Artists and Craftsmen Make Their Way to Mastery.
Whether by design or by accident, many of us seem to find enduring gratification in struggling to master and then repeatedly applying some difficult skill that allows us at once to realize and express ourselves.
With my skills I express myself.

(image from cheezburger)

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Growth Mindset Memes: Guide to the Project

I'll be out of town this week, but there will be new cats when I get back next weekend. For now, there are lots of growth cats to keep you entertained:

English Cats: Alphabetical lists of over 150 memes (so far).
Latin Cats: Because I used to teach Latin. :-)
Use Your Brain: Cats inspired by Gardner's intelligences.
#YesICan Cats: Inspired by Laura Ritchie's self-efficacy book.

There is also a Flickr album:

Along with a Pinterest Board:

And there's a "calendar cat" with a new cat each day: