Free printable Sudoku puzzles for children and all you want to know about Sudoku, the rules, the different games and great links to Sudoku websites. Great for maths skills. Printable Sudoku for kids We have sudoku puzzles in different formats and difficulty levels. We have the 4 by 4 and 6 by 6 grids for beginners and younger students and we have 4 difficulty levels of the famous 9 by 9 format: level 1, level 2, level 3 and level 4. Easier 4 by 4 and 6 by 6 Sudoku Puzzles Level 1 Sudoku Puzzles (9 by 9) Becoming a growth mindset school The idea of becoming a growth mindset school has been over a year in the making. Our Headteacher bought each member of SLT a copy of Mindset for Christmas, and it was the main agenda item at our annual senior team conference. Today I launched the idea of becoming a growth mindset school to all staff at our INSET day. This is the basis of the presentation I did. Our INSET session was for all staff – teaching, support, administrative, catering, site, network, technicians – everyone!
Becoming a growth mindset school The idea of becoming a growth mindset school has been over a year in the making. Our Headteacher bought each member of SLT a copy of Mindset for Christmas, and it was the main agenda item at our annual senior team conference. Today I launched the idea of becoming a growth mindset school to all staff at our INSET day. This is the basis of the presentation I did.
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6 ways to teach growth mindset from day one of school Imagine if your new class this fall was full of students who would: Be willing to try new thingsStick with hard tasks and not give upPush themselves to do their best work, not just what’s “good enough”Believe in themselves and their own ability to learn Here’s the great news–these are traits that we can help develop in our students by teaching them about how their brains work. Many students enter our classrooms believing they’re either smart or not smart, good at reading or math, or not good in those areas. This belief that our basic qualities like intelligence and talents can’t be changed is called a fixed mindset. Teachers toolbox - Dweck's Theory of Motivation Carol Dweck is Professor of Psychology at Columbia University. She is a leader in the field of student motivation and her research is widely recognised. Over many decades she has developed a highly influential theory of student motivation building on the work of others, notably on ‘attribution theory' – what we attribute for our failures and successes. She divides students into two types, based on the student's own theory about their own ability.
Butterfly effect: Schools embrace gratitude Living gratitude: St Brigid’s Marrickville Family Educator Paige Bullen, Parish Priest Father John Pearce, Principal Lynnette Sandford and students with butterflies from the Gratitude Project. Photo: Kitty Beale With butterflies and flowers as its symbols, the Gratitude Project has taken flight at Sydney Catholic primary schools and is growing an attitude of thankfulness in playground and parish each day. The program has roots in positive psychology and scripture, drawing on the parable of the ten lepers (only one thanked Jesus after he was healed) and the research of academics including Dr Christine Carter. The senior fellow at the University of California, Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Centre produced the six-minute video blog on gratitude that was the seed for the project.
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growth mindset I am a huge proponent of using hands-on, interactive learning activities to explore ill-defined problems as a way of teaching for all age groups. Given the spontaneity and uncertainty of these types of active learning environments, I believe educators should observe, reflect on, and analyze how learners interact with the materials, the content, the educator, and the other learners. This practice is in line with the teacher as ethnographer. Does Your Child Have a Growth Mindset? - Jenni and Jody This week on POP Parenting Radio, we kicked off a new series on helping kids develop healthy habits with a look at creating healthy habits for the mind. Over the past year or so, Jody and I have been super interested in studying habits. I guess it started when we read the book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. So much of what we do in life is driven by habit — and that can be both good and bad. So for the month of July, we are talking about helping kids develop good habits. Take a look at the schedule, and remember, you can always listen live at 9:00AM ET.
10 TED Talks Every Art Teacher Should Watch - The Art of Ed Hopefully, when I tell you I have been watching Ted Talks non-stop for a month, you know I am talking about the short, inspiring videos and not the rude, crude talking bear. TED Talks started back in 1984 when a conference was held for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Speakers were challenged to present powerful speeches in under 18 minutes. Why people are afraid of math - Growth Mindset Blog & Newsletter With fear in their hearts, so many people view math as a series of complex skills they'll never be able to understand. The first step in overcoming our fears is understanding why we have them in the first place. There's just something about math. In our society, success in math is frequently equated with being smart, studious, talented, or just downright nerdy. Many people think there is a mysterious "math gene" that you are born with or born without.