Hack Your Classroom - Week One: Developing a growth mindset This week we will aim to explore the idea of developing a 'growth mindset' and how it can help to support teachers becoming more innovative and moving towards 'adaptive expertise'. Below is an explanation of the concept of 'mindset' from mindesetonline.com.What is Mindset? Every so often a truly groundbreaking idea comes along. This is one. Mindset explains:Why brains and talent don’t bring successHow they can stand in the way of itWhy praising brains and talent doesn’t foster self-esteem and accomplishment, but jeopardizes themHow teaching a simple idea about the brain raises grades and productivityWhat all great CEOs, parents, teachers, athletes know Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference.
Comment: A typical week of school lunch for kids in Paris vs. New York Popular opinion would have it that French kids are superior to American ones in many ways. I don’t buy it. But there’s no disputing the fact France has a dramatically lower obesity rate than the United States, which they seem to accomplish by feeding their children Boeuf bourguignon and brie with a snack of bread and chocolate at 4pm every day. The stark differences in school lunches provide some answers: French kids are given time to eat hot, four-course meals that include a wide range of cheeses and artisanal breads while New York City public schools kids race through variations of starch with cheese with an “eat your colors” campaign to encourage fruit and vegetable consumption.
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What Would Be a Radically Different Vision of School? There’s no shortage of different opinions about how the education system should adapt to a shifting world and a future with unknown demands, but for the most part, only two dominant narratives of education reform have emerged. “The predominant narrative is that schools are broken,” said veteran educator and author Will Richardson recently at a gathering of teachers at Educon. “Our test scores aren’t great and kids aren’t learning what they need to be successful.” This narrative is dominated by those who believe schools need to be organized and funded differently, but Richardson claims that the essential outcomes of improved test scores and other measurable results are the same as the current system. “Different isn’t really different,” Richardson said.
Practical Pages I am passionate about homeschooling and really enjoy my homeschool journey with my girls! Here are my notebook pages, minibooks and lapbook projects, handwriting charts and booklets, organizational tips and ideas … that I would love to share with you. You are welcome to download these pages freely for your own personal use. I humbly ask that you please share the link to my site rather than give the files away. :)
Best Childrens Books / Picture Books This page lists fun, clever books on math for kids. Math can be challenging, so when the usual explanations and strategies don't work, what's a teacher to do? Use math picture books! A funny and/or interesting story pulls the kids in, and then the different approach (vs. traditional math direct instruction) means even the frustrated kids are more receptive to learning math. Children who claim to not like math can find an engaging, 'friendly' entry into the subject via clever math picture books. Math children's books are also great for showing math is all around us!