D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read)

Friday, September 4th will be a Drop Everything And Read day.  Students need to bring a book to read for pleasure for the whole hour.  Magazines are not acceptable.  Reading silently activates the frontal part of the brain responsible for deep & complicated thinking.  I would like to cultivate growth in that area and reading something you actually enjoy will do that.

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Image Source: Dearborn, Grace. “Rebels with Applause: Brain-Compatible Approaches for Motivating Reluctant Learners.” Conscious Teaching. 2013. Web. 2 Jan. 2014.

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