[ Journal Entry ]
Let me start with the issue of wonderful ideas—several of you had things to say about Duckworth's idea and it set me thinking about my own wonderful ideas this past day—I was able to come up with a couple:
Three small moments where I made a connection with the situation that dealt with the unexpected, the problematic, the puzzling—that's what wonderful ideas are all about.
The wonderful ideas that Duckworth is referring to are the connections we make, the insights we have, that let us see situations in new ways. In actual fact we all have wonderful ideas many times a day but they usually go unnoticed.
What I take from Duckworth's discussion is that we need to notice them, value them, and help students build on theirs.
So my question to you is what wonderful ideas have you had in the last couple of days?
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