As the year ends and a new one begins, thoughts turn to new beginnings and a chance for a fresh start. I’ve also been enjoying the Christmas holidays, and feel it’s about time I think about some school stuff. However, there isn’t too much that I think is ‘blog-worthy’ at present, so I shall use this space to remind me of a few things I have seen recently (while reading through the backlog of unread blogs) which have caught my attention (and that I may wish to refer back to at some point).
This quote from the German writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:
I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humour, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.
This video from Teaching Channel:
And the similarities and differences between various methods for factorising quadratic equations:
See this post.
I hope that somehow these will help me to improve my practice in the future.