After a longer hiatus than expected, the Ripplers are back! We’ve had a busy first few weeks of school and we’re getting our feet wet in the blogosphere again. One of our first tasks has been to visit Mrs. Smith and the Huzzahnians as we learn how to be effective commenters. We really enjoyed her post Be More Awesome and watching Kid President’s Pep Talk. We know he was speaking to us, too! It fit right in with what we’ve been discussing in class.
We’ve been talking a lot about what it means to “show up” to learn and how to keep thinking our way through those tough spots that we all encounter at some point. What can we do to help ourselves? Sometimes, it’s easy to get caught up in our struggles rather than search out creative solutions that move our thinking forward. Watching The Broken Escalator got us thinking about what our options are when we get stuck in the different and sometimes difficult learning situations we face.
What do you do when you face the unexpected? How can we find solutions to difficult situations where we just feel stuck? What skills do we need to be solution-oriented rather than problem-focused? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this, too.