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Watch What's Working: Carol Dweck Talks Growth Mindset What about the kids that don't "get" school? What about the kid who doesn't see the point or the purpose of sitting in a desk and doing assignments that have never motivated her in the past? Or the kid who is always assigned tasks that perpetuate the notion that he is simply "not that smart?" The good news is that these students can be reached by the right kind of mindset by adults at every school. There is a sweet spot in education, where educators provide the optimal environment, support and standards and students find the motivation and purpose to own their education and work hard for success.

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Rushing for Interventions I see students working in groups all the time… Students working collaboratively in pairs or small groups having rich discussions as they sort shapes by specific properties, students identifying and extending their partner’s visual patterns, students playing games aimed at improving their procedural fluency, students cooperating to make sense of a low-floor/high-ceiling problem….. When we see students actively engaged in rich mathematics activities, working collaboratively, it provides opportunities for teachers to effectively monitor student learning (notice students’ thinking, provide opportunities for rich questioning, and lead to important feedback and next steps…) and prepare the teacher for the lesson close. Classrooms that engage in these types of cooperative learning opportunities see students actively engaged in their learning.

Carol Dweck responds to recent criticisms of growth mindset research - Mindset Scholars Network This piece was originally published in The Conversation under the title “Growth mindset interventions yield impressive results”. A growth mindset is the belief that intellectual abilities are not fixed, but can be developed. Do students who are taught a growth mindset earn higher grades and test scores? Brooke Macnamara and her colleagues, who conducted a meta-analysis of growth mindset interventions, found that when students were taught a growth mindset, they showed significantly higher achievement. 25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset “In one world, effort is a bad thing. It, like failure, means you’re not smart or talented. If you were, you wouldn’t need effort. In the other world, effort is what makes you smart or talented.” –Carol Dweck What if your true learning potential was unknown, even unknowable, at best?

Mindful Space in the Library I have been working to be more mindful in my daily activities. Mindfulness is “the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.” This reminds me so much of one of AASL’s Standards under Explore/Grow” V.D.2 Learners develop through experience and reflection by recognizing capabilities and skills that can be developed, improved, and expanded. Working with students often stretches our limits and, at times, theirs, as well. Using simple meditation techniques can help improve students’ reflection process. Teaching approaches and strategies / Oral language / ESOL teaching strategies / Pedagogy Te Kete Ipurangi Navigation: Te Kete Ipurangi Communities Schools Te Kete Ipurangi user options: Close

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