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Measuring mindset in my classes | Quantum Progress Last year, I tried to create a metacognition curriculum where I devoted some class time to learning about habits and thinking strategies that lead to deeper learning, less stress and more success. The most important of these lessons is Carol Dweck’s Mindset. But one thing has always troubled me—is any of this having an effect on my students? In my weekly feedback and year end evaluations, I get very positive feedback, with one outlier every year who says that the time spent discussing mindset is a waste of time. I do notice a difference in how my students seem to approach assessments, especially when I proctor exams for other classes. This week, Bowman Dickson, an awesome math teacher who teaches at a boarding school in Jordan (how cool is it that Twitter has connected me with a teacher in Jordan?) Then it hit me—this could be a fantastic tool for measuring the impact of my metacogntion curriculum. Now here’s where things get interesting. And the results are stunning. So I’m hooked.

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Question de point de vue | Cyber C Plusieurs chercheurs dans le monde de l’éducation s’intéressent à l’effet de la rétroaction sur l’attitude, le comportement et la réussite des apprenants. « Fournir des rétroactions descriptives qui favorisent l’apprentissage » est une stratégie adaptée des travaux de Black et Wiliam, qui fait partie du cadre d’évaluation de la politique du MEO, Faire croître le succès. Dans ce document, le mot rétroaction apparaît 39 fois. Les travaux de Carol Dweck en lien avec la vision que l’on a de l’intelligence m’interpellent particulièrement. Selon notre vision « fixe » ou « flexible » de l’intelligence, nous avons un comportement très différent face à l’apprentissage et notre discours, nos rétroactions en sont la preuve. Ma collègue a traduit le texte sur cette infographie de Nigel Holmes qui présente les effets des deux visions sur le comportement face à l’effort, aux défis, aux succès,… Notre rétroaction m’apparaît teintée par l’une ou l’autre de ces visions. Quelques liens J'aime :

University - Exercise reorganizes the brain to be more resilient to stress Posted July 3, 2013; 02:30 p.m. by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications Physical activity reorganizes the brain so that its response to stress is reduced and anxiety is less likely to interfere with normal brain function, according to a research team based at Princeton University. The researchers report in the Journal of Neuroscience that when mice allowed to exercise regularly experienced a stressor — exposure to cold water — their brains exhibited a spike in the activity of neurons that shut off excitement in the ventral hippocampus, a brain region shown to regulate anxiety. These findings potentially resolve a discrepancy in research related to the effect of exercise on the brain — namely that exercise reduces anxiety while also promoting the growth of new neurons in the ventral hippocampus. The impact of physical activity on the ventral hippocampus specifically has not been deeply explored, said senior author Elizabeth Gould, Princeton's Dorman T. Back To Top

South Carolina STRONG The mission of South Carolina STRONG is to reverse the debilitating effects of generational poverty, teach non-violence, rehabilitate criminals and substance abusers, and move people into economic self-sufficiency through a minimum two year residential education program serving South Carolina residents at no cost to them. SC STRONG is a residential program for ex-offenders, substance abusers and the homeless, located in the historic officer-housing district at the Navy Yard in North Charleston. SC STRONG residents have renovated three properties at the Navy Yard including the former Vice Admiral’s residence. SC STRONG uses a system based on principles published in academic literature on effective community re-entry programs, and is modeled after the highly acclaimed 43-year old Delancey Street Foundation. Residents are selected through various means. Residents are also encouraged to help others in the community.

untitled Got Your ACE Score? « ACEs Too High There are 10 types of childhood trauma measured in the ACE Study. Five are personal — physical abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, physical neglect, and emotional neglect. Five are related to other family members: a parent who’s an alcoholic, a mother who’s a victim of domestic violence, a family member in jail, a family member diagnosed with a mental illness, and the disappearance of a parent through divorce, death or abandonment. There are, of course, many other types of childhood trauma — watching a sibling being abused, losing a caregiver (grandmother, mother, grandfather, etc.), homelessness, surviving and recovering from a severe accident, witnessing a father being abused by a mother, witnessing a grandmother abusing a father, etc. The most important thing to remember is that the ACE score is meant as a guideline: If you experienced other types of toxic stress over months or years, then those would likely increase your risk of health consequences. Prior to your 18th birthday: 1. 2.

Be Happy Mindset Works®: Student Motivation through a Growth Mindset, by Carol Dweck, Ph.D. Jane Ellen Stevens: The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study -- the Largest Public Health Study You Never Heard Of "Adverse childhood experiences" has become a buzzword in social services, public health, education, juvenile justice, mental health, pediatrics, criminal justice, medical research and even business. The ACE Study - the CDC's Adverse Childhood Experiences Study -- has recently been featured in the New York Times, This American Life, and Many people say that just as you should what your cholesterol score is, so you should know your ACE score. But what is this study? The ACE Study - probably the most important public health study you never heard of - emerged from an obesity clinic on a quiet street in San Diego. It was 1985, and Dr. Felitti cut an imposing, yet dashing, figure. But the 50-percent dropout rate in the obesity clinic that Felitti started in 1980 was driving him crazy. The situation "was ruining my attempts to build a successful program," he recalls, and in typical Type-A fashion, he was determined to find out why. He didn't understand what he was hearing.

Acts of Witness » Learning to Look for Resilience On January 17, 2010, five days after the earthquake in Haiti, while hurrying to a press conference in the back of a pickup truck, I spotted two bodies lying in the sun. This should not have been remarkable. Thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands, of corpses were strewn in the rubble those days, the air thick with their sour-sweet smell. But as I got closer, I could see these were different. They showed no sign of decomposition. I was in my third year as the lone Associated Press correspondent in Port-au-Prince when the quake struck. The morning of the double homicide was a Sunday. When catastrophe strikes, whether an earthquake leveling a Latin American city or a hurricane sloshing onto a U.S. shore, it is assumed social disintegration will follow. Those stories and others like them added to the palpable perception that things were getting worse. Even for outsider civilians responding to disaster zones, disorder can be a prevailing preoccupation. It doesn’t always have to be that way.