Season 1, Episode 31.
Welcome to Little Things are Big Things Education with K-Dub and T-Free. I’m Tim Freeburg, I teach high school math in Bowling Green, KY and am working on my 7th year of teaching in the classroom. In addition, I have facilitated social and emotional learning workshops around the country for 2 years with a group called Challenge Day. And I am David Kilpatrick-White. I have taught both middle school and high school social studies and am working through my 10th year. I also have coached primarily football, soccer and track over the past 20 years. I have been both a head coach and a department head. We both want to welcome you to a conversation about how valuable relationship building is with our students in the classroom. We will cover topics like; connection activities, how relationships can be used to encourage student growth, and sharing our favorite memories from teaching. Everything we have accomplished in our classrooms goes back to the relationships we build with our students and is totally replicable. Feel free to use, share, adapt everything we provide here. And if you would like to go even deeper, we would love to have you join our Live Monthly Group, called the “Teacher Vault,” where we go live, with you, every month for an hour and deep dive into the latest research and tools available for you to use in your classroom and connect with students. You will also have access to teacher resources we have created and use in our classrooms. Now, without further ado, let’s get on to this week’s episode.
This week we will take a look at Perfectionism is the Enemy (in the extreme). This shows up in many ways and in this week’s connection activity Tim will guide us through his reasoning for speed drills and ungraded homework. Dave also brings up a great conversation around approaching learning from multiple starting points, taking multiple paths to the correct answer, and, as always, keep the barrier to entry in the learning process very low! If you are not starting a project because you need to do it perfect on the first try, you are not a perfectionist. You are a procrastinator. You must do something first to then perfect that thing. Don’t let the excuse of being a “perfectionist” keep you from trying.
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Until next week,
“Remember to always learn in a Peak State.” ~ T-Free
“Make it a great day!” ~ K-Dub. __________________________________________________________________________
Big thank you and shout out to the artist that is providing today’s intro music! Check ’em out!
MUSIC LINK Give by Silent Partner https://youtu.be/KGE5ZoafsY8