We all have strengths and weaknesses in regard to our learning performance and capabilities. Knowing yourself, knowing your strength, preferences, and areas of need is a critical characteristic of a successful learner. Yet, self-awareness is more than just recognition of what you can or cannot be, do, have. This innate ability to stay in tune serves multiple purposes. They can foresee problems and use their strengths to overcome difficulties encountered.

Courageous learners understand that safe is risky. Success is the byproduct of taking risks, closing our eyes, saying I will not let fear hold me back, and taking the plunge. I want them to understand that it takes courage to address the voices in your head that echo doubts, questions, or other paralyzing thoughts.

  1. Read Chapter 4 (pages 63-77) and Chapter 5 (pages 78-97) on Self-Awareness and Courage
  2. Read the end of book information on pages 115-139
  3. View the slideshow below from Angela Maiers to review the Habitudes
  4. Read this article from Maiers on using Twitter.

  1. Similar to last week's adaptation task, your final assignment is to choose one of the worksheets or graphic organizers from the end of Classroom Habitudes and make it your own. Share your results with a brief description of how you will use your creation.
  2. Respond to at least one discussion question and reply to two of your colleagues.
  3. Check out Twitter and consider joining. If you join, you can follow AngelaMaiers to get her updates. I'm kbaldwin but I don't update my twitter very often.

Introduction to Twitter from Common Craft

Twitter Handbook for Teachers