Stuart's Spectacular Students

This is dedicated to my amazing students. The goal is for each and every one of them to feel unstoppable by the time they walk out of the classroom door for the final time in May. This chronicles their journey; their own Chronicles of Self-Actualization.

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Make Claims, Provide Evidence

Here with Andrew, getting him to give me intelligent reasons why he shouldn't have had to take his name off of the board for being off task.
If you're going to make a claim, back it up with evidence. The stronger, or more intelligent you can make your claim, the more likely you are to affect positive change into your life.

His misbehavior was being unfocused during a task. The task, or challenge, was to get in groups of reading skill strengths, and create test questions based on the week's reading story.

Interpersonal intelligence, getting along and working effectively with others, seems to be of as much value in today's world as any of the other multiple intelligences. The development of this is high priority. Andrew was able to communicate that his group had finished the task, that in fact I was wrong in my assessment, and therefore he didn't deserve to have his name taken off of the board.

I agreed with him and he was set free.

James, my assistant for this challenge, is pretending to be a Triceratops dinosaur. Hey, he is strong in all areas of reading, so he is allowed to keep his mind active via imagination. I asked him to follow me and learn to see the big picture of how all the individual reading skills come together as a whole.

Plus, I taught yesterday while balancing a yardstick on my head, so who am I to talk?


  • At 2:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    go go go mr stuart. u have made the site asome

    frome andrew

  • At 1:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dear Mr.Stuart

    Amanda:your an awesome teacher (failure is not an opition

    Florencia:keep on helping

    from amanda and florencia

  • At 3:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi this is tan thank you

  • At 3:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi mrstuart this is taneicea i dont know what i am going to do the next year and the years all after that. i will find a way but hopefully we can still stay in touuch.

    love tan

  • At 3:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hey mr.stuart this is taneicea and i want you to know i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyou

    by taneicea

  • At 3:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi mrstuart this is taneicea and i dont know how to stop and just relax and just take the test and try to get the right anwsers and see if i get it or if i dont get it.

    love taneicea


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