growth mindset.What exactly IS growth mindset and why should I care
about it? This is the thought that has
been going through my head for the past year.
I’ve seen a lot of talk about it, but I didn’t understand what it
was. I finally took the plunge and
bought Mindsets in the Classroom off of Amazon. It had me hooked right away. What?
There is actuallybrain researchabout
the “summer slide”…how did I not know this?? We are talking real, scientific information.
Hmmm…I guess I see what all of the fuss is about!
You wouldn't have to spend more than a few minutes in the lounge to hear this...
just don’t care.”
kids just don’t know how to work hard anymore.”
There has been a cultural
change over the past several years. We
are painfully aware of this change. It
is the everyone gets a trophy mindset.
How can we combat this in the classroom?
We need to teach
our students about hard work and perseverance.
That is the easy part, identifying what we need to teach, but how we effectivley teach our students to change their mindset is another. Are
you interested in collaborating and learning with other teachers about growth mindset?I have created a Facebook group to do just
that, click here to join!