Each time you and your students embark on a new story,
your characters undergo a transformation. If you lead your students through the
elements we’ve discussed (creating an epic classroom, uncovering a conflict, and traversing the rising action to solve the conflict) then the transformation will happen by itself. A critical part of
epic learning is helping students to realize that metamorphosis and use what
they’ve learned. Here are a few activities to facilitate reflection and wrap up
your epic learning experience.
Podio.com has designed an interactive infographic of the daily routines of 26 creators—from W. H. Auden to Immanuel Kant, from Flannery O’Connor to Franz Kafka. The daily routines are as varied as the people who follow them, although long walks and a very early wakeup time are common to many.
When district leaders have access to district-wide spending, they are better equipped to make equitable decisions that maximize opportunities for students. Keep high-level insights at your fingertips to quickly understand district-wide spending trends with Allovue’s Balance Manage; no spreadsheets required. Nightly updates ensure you’re always viewing the most recent transactions so you can make decisions based on your district’s current financial state.
January is National Mentoring Month, a nationwide campaign dedicated to celebrating and elevating the mentoring movement. Kicking off the campaign, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership is celebrating the power of relationships with the video “Because You Mentored Me,” showing from the adult perspective what is possible when young people grow up with mentors.
How many times have you listened to a lecture, memorized the information, and passed the exam only to be unable to recall most of what you learned just weeks later? How many times have you read a powerful story or watched a movie and been able to recall the plot years later? Information presented in a story doesn’t fade away after it’s been used; it sticks in the mind, ready to be accessed and used at any time.