Entries by Joanne Foster

Revisiting an Exciting Approach to Teaching

Revisiting the Mobius Response Model: A Fresh Twist for Differentiated Learning for All Children By: Joanne Foster, EdD First Published by TeachHub January, 2010 Revised October 2012, and now geared for parents, too! Say goodbye to cookie-cutter curriculum and its conventional approach for all learners. Say hello to the Mobius Response Model that lets children’s […]

London, Summer 2012

By Joanne Foster The world is getting ready to celebrate the 2012 Olympics and 2012 Paralympics in London. It’s a time to harness and also build upon the enthusiasm generated by the athletes, and learn from the demonstration of unity showcased by these representatives from countries all across the globe. Let’s cheer not only their […]

Connections and Interconnections

I recently gave a presentation at the inaugural Brain Power Initiative Conference, held in Toronto. After two days of enlightening workshops, I asked myself, “What was the most important take-home message?” The answer: We can and should be working toward energizing, meaningful, and ongoing connections, from the inside out, and back again. (Others might have […]

Challenge and Effort

May 17, 2012 In this blog I share my views about a thought-provoking presentation, and share some insights about learning. Last week I had the good fortune to meet renowned psychologist and researcher Dr. Carol Dweck, and to attend a presentation she gave to parents and adolescents at Branksome Hall, an independent girls’ school in […]

Curiosity

March 5, 2012 Does curiosity matter? Yes! Have you ever given thought as to why? Read on—if you’re curious… Curiosity “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”  ~Albert Einstein “I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that […]

Connections

February 13, 2012 This is a story about the unexpected—and about the power of making connections. Last week I was contacted by a former student – after 34 years! I received an e-mail from a fellow who asked if I’d taught at a particular school back in 1978, saying that if, indeed, he had found […]

Unscrupulous

January 25, 2012 Smart kids can grow up to be smart crooks. At a time of rising cyber-crime, identity theft, and other cleverly destructive and intrusive violations and disturbances, it’s a good time to stop and think about what that means for people who are involved in raising smarter kids.     Over the past […]