On Saturday the Hawkes family celebrated the holiday season at Charleston's High Wire Distilling Company. The lights shone as brightly as our spirits as we laughed over a good meal, talked about our holiday plans with friends and family, and tapped our heels to catchy music provided by Weigh Station. All in all, we had … Continue reading #hollyjollyhawkes
Every year, my colleagues like to have a little friendly competition in between answering phone calls, testing new content, and developing high-performance tools. The Hawkes Olympics tests our skills in events like corn hole, trivia, bowling, crossword puzzles, and more. Now, it's about having fun and testing yourself more than it's about winning, but it's … Continue reading Annual Hawkes Olympics
Going to college is important for many reasons, and First Lady Michelle Obama and Jay Pharoah are here to tell you why. College Humor. "Go to College Music Video." Online video clip. YouTube. Youtube, 10 Dec. 2015. Web. 11 Dec. 2015.
Researchers like Peter DeWitt warn against having a fixed mindset when it comes to cultivating a growth mindset in class. For example, many instructors are at risk of falling into the trap of equating a growth mindset with effort. However, putting forth effort is just one facet of this mindset; students must also learn from … Continue reading Fixed on a Growth Mindset?
Yesterday, the House approved a bill 359 to 64 to revise the No Child Left Behind law to give more control back to the state and local district level. Experts expect the Senate to pass it next week. This bill allows states and school districts to decide on their own goals and how to rate … Continue reading Revisions to No Child Left Behind
We usually try our best to avoid mistakes. When we make them, we feel like we have failed. However, mistakes can create wonderful learning opportunities and teachable moments. The article "Why Understanding These Four Types of Mistakes Can Help Us Learn" by Eduardo Briceño breaks down a few different types of mistakes and how we … Continue reading 4 Mistakes that Help You Learn