12.12.15 Week End Update

From Kate:

Here is a website with some excellent tips and strategies for teaching students with ADHD. Actually, many of these strategies are great for teaching all students! Because this website is not specifically for high school age students, you may need to adapt some of the strategies to be more age-appropriate. As always, I am happy to meet with you to discuss any of your students or help in any way I can.

From Melissa:

Click here: Introducing Poll Everywhere!

I know you want it... Here's how to get it. In the next few days, you'll get an invitation to activate your account. Once you do that, you will get all kinds of instructions about how to use it, including how to integrate it into Canvas.

And as always, let me know if you need help with anything! You can always view my available times and sign up for a meeting time at my doodle page.

Videos of CIT use

Go to the CIT Canvas Page. On our homepage (the schedule of use) there is now a button that will take you to a growing collection of videos taken of classes using the CIT lab space. This collection is new and small, but we will add to it daily. See the varied and innovative uses of this space.
JOIN THE GROWING NUMBER OF TEACHERS BRINGING CLASSES OVER!
If you'd like to use one of the CIT classrooms, check the availability for the time you'd like to use it on our Canvas homepage, and then email Cynthia or Lawrence.

Calendar reminders and heads up

Saturday, Dec. 12, 7:30 - The Nutcracker
Sunday, Dec. 13, 2:00 - The Nutcracker
- - - 5:00 - The Festival of Lessons and Carols
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 5:30 - Christmas Pageant
Wednesday, Dec. 16 - Christmas vacation begins after last commitment
Thursday, Dec. 17, 5:30 - Faculty party at the Rectory

And finally...

Cognitive Science: Memory and Learning
This very short piece from The Berkeley GSI has great tips about teaching and learning, based on recent cognitive science research, including a short list of "Key Learning Principles."

Several people suggested that last week's piece "Teaching isn't exactly brain surgery, is it?" be re-sent, so here it is.

And, finally, a beautiful rendition of "White Christmas." While there does not seem to be any snow in the forecast, and Christmas may well not be white this year, we hope that you all have well deserved(!), restful, family-filled, and restorative Christmas breaks.

The CIT team - Alisa, Kate, Kevin, Lawrence, Melissa and Nick.