Stuck on an Escalator – Encouraging your students to TRY!

Just found this video – (it’s not new, I saw it a while back) and I thought I’d share. Too funny and lots of applications! I’m going to show it to my math students in reference to tackling challenging problems – like word problems. They have to try, they have to take a step…and then another and they’ll get where they’re going. If they don’t try, it’s like they’re allowing themselves to remain stuck on the escalator!

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I am a Grade 7 teacher in Prince Edward Island. Lessons From The Middle shares lessons from the classroom, and occasionally from my life as a mom of two young boys. The goal of this Canadian teacher blog is to share middle school lessons, activities and ideas from my classroom and to collaborate with the wonderful online community of teachers out there as well! Thanks for stopping by!   Find me on Facebook Twitter Pinterest Browse my TPT Store Browse my TN Store

Posted on August 12, 2014, in Back to School, Empowerment, YouTube Videos and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Love this! I have never seen this video before, but it is wonderful. It made me think of other things that we could use to illustrate TRY for students. Here is a video that I found of someone paddling upstream. You could really have the students analyze it.

    Thank you for sharing this.