growth mindset

Missions and Goals to Inspire Teachers and Students! #EveryChildEveryDay Chat Resources – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Today I was the guest author for the Foundations, Inc. (@Foundations_Inc) #EveryChildEveryDay Twitter chat. We shared ways to inspire teachers and students to set and achieve goals and missions. I believe growth in steps is the key to personal, spiritual, and academic success. If we set meaningful goals tied to positive change in others then we are driven to accomplish these goals. I also believe we should celebrate the small achievements that build up to the big goals and that…

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Help Students Soar! Social and Emotional Learning Resources – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! We want to inspire our students to transform the world with their ideas, creativity, and knowledge. Innovation is a difficult journey. The greatest inventions that transformed the world took thousands of attempts and years of frustration and problem-solving. Many students want to give up after one attempt at a solution. They need a lot of support to develop the determination and perseverance to understand that each attempt helps us understand a…

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Education Needs A Lot More ‘YES’ – Education Article

Several years ago, actor Jim Carey starred in a movie entitled “Yes Man.” The basic premise was that a person’s life would vastly improve if one just learned to say ‘yes’ to things. In other words, our first instinct is often ‘no.’ If education is about creating, utilizing and benefitting from opportunities, then consider how often we say ‘yes.’ Or rather, consider how often we say and hear the word ‘no.’ Saying the word ‘yes’ is often harder than it…

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The Ongoing Study of How and When Teachers Should Praise Students – Education Article

    Should teachers praise their students?     It’s a simple question with a multiplicity of answers.     A 2020 study published in the journal Educational Psychology concludes that teachers who use praise see a 30% increase in good behavior from their classes.     Meanwhile, reprimands actually increase misbehavior and unwillingness to comply with instruction.     Researches suggest a 3:1 or 4:1 praise-to-reprimand ratio. So for every one reprimand, a teacher should provide three or four…

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Six Problems with a Growth Mindset in Education – Education Article

  Sometimes the truth is not enough.   Especially if you misunderstand its meaning.   That seems to be the main problem with a growth mindset.   It’s one of the trendiest concepts in education today, and – though it’s based on an authentic insight into how kids learn – it’s been shackled and monetized into an excuse to support a sterile status quo.   The basic idea goes like this: academic ability isn’t something students have or do not…

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My aims for next year (2019-20) – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

Every year, at the beginning of the summer break, I like to take the opportunity to reflect and outline my goals for the next academic year. I can’t say that I achieve all of them every year, but the goal-setting, accountability and intentionality have led to some of my proudest achievements. I have just finished my favourite year of my career so far, and many of the highlights are a result of last year’s targets. I’m committed to these goals…

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Create a Growth Mindset School: An Administrator’s Guide – Education Article

Create a Growth Mindset School: An Administrator’s Guide to Leading a Growth Mindset CommunityBy Mary Cay Ricci(Prufrock Press, 2018 – Learn more) Reviewed by Amy Klein Carol Dweck’s Mindset was first published in 2006, but it wasn’t until a bunch of years after that I finally held a copy in my hands. I’d heard that this growth mindset thinking had gotten the attention of educators. Feeling a little behind the times, I read with interest. I’ll never forget skimming the…

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Miles and Miles of Math by Alyson Parenteau… – Education Article

Miles and Miles of Mathby Alyson ParenteauScience Technology Magnet High School | New London, CT As a math teacher, the most common question my students ask is, “When am I ever going to use this?” In response, I’ve organized Making Math Career Connections days, when community members come into the classroom and tell us how they use math in their lives.  Engineers, computer scientists, members of the military, medical professionals and business people talk about how they use math in their…

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Developing a Growth Mindset in Struggling Readers – Education Article

By the time Samantha reached 4th grade, she had lost hope of keeping up with friends who liked to read books and her classmates. Samantha did not get good grades. She would not make the honor roll again this year. She never had. Samantha knew she was not dumb, far from it, but her reading was slow and confusing, and homework kept getting harder. “Why can’t I get the gist of the stories I am assigned to read,” she thought.”…

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Student Goal Setting Templates, One Word Examples, & Vision Boards – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.” – Jim Rohn The new year is a wonderful time to inspire your students to set goals and plan for academic and personal success. By helping your students set and achieve goals you also help them develop a growth mindset, which is…

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