Practice Makes Progress micro-lesson
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Everybody knows that if you want to become better at something, you need to practise. That's why coaches have practices before games and why you work through practice math problems before your big test. Believe it or not, you even had to practice walking way long ago when you were just a little baby. But did she know that you can actually set yourself up for better practice? Let me show you how. Before your practice you need to ask yourself, what am I doing well and what could I be doing better? Asking yourself these two questions will help you set a realistic and achievable goal. Something like - I want to be the perfect writer - won't work. Instead, a smaller, more focused goal like - I want to use paragraphs to organise my writing. During your practice, keep reminding yourself of your goal. You may even want to write it down somewhere so that you can say focus on it. After your practice, don't just move on to the next thing, take a moment to check in to see how it went. Did you achieve your goal? Or will continue to work on it the next time. Sometimes you might set a new goal before each practice, and other times you might keep the same goal for a while. No one is going to expect you to be perfect. After all, the purpose of practice is progress.
Kids earn more screen time by answering fun educational questions.
Here are some example of questions about this video that kids may be asked in the 1Question app to earn screen time.
Which of these is NOT something you do before your practice?1) Set a goal to be perfect.2) Ask yourself, "What am I doing well?"3) Ask yourself, "What could I be doing better?"4) Set a realistic and achievable goal.
After you are finished with your practice what should you do?1) Check in with yourself to see how you did working on your goal.2) Move on to the next activity.3) Go to sleep.4) Say, "I'm done."
During your practice, you should...1) Remind yourself of your goal and try to work on it in many ways.2) Work on everything you can to be perfect.3) Compare yourself to how others are doing.4) Forget your goal.
In science, your goal is to use more vocabulary words in your diagrams. Is this a realistic and acheivable goal?1) Yes2) No
The purpose of practice is to be perfect.1) No2) Yes
In writing class, your goal is to write a whole novel from beginning to end in one sitting. Is this a realistic and achievable goal?1) No2) Yes
Recreational screen time
Kids can use the screen time minutes they earned to unlock the apps selected by their parent e.g. games, social media, streaming, etc.
Out of time
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