Friday, February 14, 2014

Friends with Benefits

Personally and professionally I like to surround myself with people who challenge me, who make me better.  I tend to shy away from the "yes" men and women whose constant approval will create a fixed mindset and leave me with a big head and overgrown ego. Thankfully, I haven't had too many of those relationships. No, I have friends who quite often call me on my nonsense and challenge me to try new things. 

The new thing I'm trying, courtesy of my friends Graham Fletcher, Michael Wiernicki and Turtle Gunn are 3 Act Tasks. I started with the Apple's Solar Farm task, shared in a previous post and since then I've been on a bit of a snowball effect. I've created five more tasks which can be found on These tasks will soon be found on Not many coaches in my district have made the shift to this innovative teaching practice that I have. That's one of the many benefits of having friends that challenge you.

1 comment:

  1. Here's to pushing each other Jenise! Your willingness to always be innovative makes us all better. On the behalf of students...Thank you!!!