Thursday, November 3, 2011

An Unexpected Happy Dance

O.M.Goodness!  I was just flipping through the digital version of Scholastic's Winter 2011 edition of Instructor magazine... and I saw my name.  I was like, "Wait?!  Is that me, or is it another Amanda Nickerson?"  As it turns out, it's me!  I had responded to a prompt on Facebook a LONG time ago.  Someone asked, "What do I do when an 11-year old student complains an assignment is 'stupid'? She often says things like "Do we really have to do this?' Reminding her that assignments are graded isn't helpful."  I responded, "Make it relevant.  Help the student see why that skill is important and cite examples from the 'real world'.  Maybe explain a few careers that require that kind of knowledge."  Holy Batman!  I can't even place when it was.  It was literally MONTHS ago!   Apparently they decided to publish my advice, because there it was!  It was a big surprise, and because you are all teachers who will understand how excited I was about this, I had to share!  HAPPY DANCE!




14 comments:

  1. Congrats!!! I haven't received my new magazine yet!!! I'll look for you!!! You are awesome!

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  2. Always a great feeling :) Congrats!

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  3. Congratulations! Something else to add to your professional portfolio :)

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  4. How fun is that? And GREAT advice, too! Congrats.

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  5. Woohoo! That's so awesome! I posted a picture of "The Sisters", my coworker and me at a conference about the CAFE on Facebook and my teacher-friends were the only ones that understood how awesome it was. Anyway, I'll be looking for the article as soon as I get it! :)

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  6. Congrats! Do you think it's a magazine worth getting?

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  7. That's great! Teacher's have to take the kudos where they find them.

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  8. That's so cool, but no surprise to me! You are awesome Amanda!!
    Kristen

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  9. Hi Amanda:

    I'm not surprised either. I love your blog!

    Here's long-ago proof... Go to:
    http://joyin6th.blogspot.com/2011/10/oh-my-oh-my-golly-woo-hoo.html

    Congrats!

    Kim
     Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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