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Scott Habeeb's Blog – October 2012 Archive (3)

A Parent Boasts and a Child Lives a Great Story

Let's get something out of the way here at the start.  I, Scott Habeeb, am a proud parent.  My 4 children keep me in a state of constant amazement, and I don't mind occasionally letting people know about who they are and what they do.  This will be one of those occasions, as I plan to use this blog to boast with a purpose about my oldest child, Kaitlin Ashley.

I use the term "boast with a purpose" because the point of this post isn't really to let folks know how proud I am of Kaitlin…


Added by Scott Habeeb on October 21, 2012 at 10:08pm — No Comments

The Power of YET (Found on Facebook)

In the last week I have now found two awesome Facebook posts worth sharing from FTN member, Kaitlin Nelson.  I'm going to have to follow Kaitlin's Facebook more closely from now on!


Read Kaitlin's experience with the power of the word YET.  This comes from an interaction she had recently with a student in her Math class in Portland, Oregon:


Student: "I can't do…


Added by Scott Habeeb on October 11, 2012 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

A Secret to Working with Freshmen (Found on Facebook)

Freshman Transition Network member and 9th grade math teacher, Kaitlin Nelson, shared the following post on Facebook today.  I hope she doesn't mind me reproducing it here on the Freshman Transition Network, but I couldn't resist.  It's so simple yet reflects a profound understanding of young people.  (Actually, of people in general)


Want to get 9th…


Added by Scott Habeeb on October 3, 2012 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

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