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Resources for Teaching Growth Mindset

Resources by Topic:<p>Understanding Growth Mindset<p>Developing a Growth Mindset: Watch Carol Dweck speak about the power of yet versus the tyranny of now …

Short videos to teach 'growth mindset' to students, teachers

Researchers at Stanford University are partnering with a San Francisco-based education startup to teach young people about the popular but often-misunderstood concept of “growth mindset,” which puts forth a new concept of intelligence.<p>Under the partnership, announced Tuesday, Stanford’s Project for …

How Great Teacher Candidates Interview Differently

One principal’s interview mindset:<p>If you are a candidate interviewing for a teaching position, I want to take a genuine moment to explicitly share …

How children with disabilities came to be accepted in public schools

When Alan joined my class in September, I knew he needed help.<p>So did I.<p>Alan had lived in an orphanage ever since he was an infant and faced many …

Warning! ESSA Threatens Special Education

Beverley Holden Johns is a nationally recognized expert on special education. She is alarmed that the new “Every Student Succeeds Act” permits states …

Special Education Practices are really just Best Practices

My special challenge this year is that in addition to teaching, attending workshops, submitting speaking proposals, and side curriculum work is… …

8 Proven Ways to Close the Achievement Gap

April's mother was in drug rehabilitation and her father was in jail. Her eyes looked to the ground and she rarely uttered a word. At the time, I was a sophomore in college and was serving as April's mentor, but I feared that we might never develop a close relationship.<p>We struggled through our …

10 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders

Likability isn't a birthright. It results from acquirable skills that are crucial to your professional success.<p>If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for …

HIIT Exercises That Sculpt Your Butt in 7 Minutes

The gluteus maximus is the biggest muscle in your body, but thankfully, you don't need to dedicate an anaconda-sized portion of your workout to …

Exercise

Where Have All the Teachers Gone?

Every year, as August slouches toward September, public schools around the country resume classes--and bemoan the difficulty of finding enough teachers:<p><i>The New York Times</i> proclaimed "Teacher Shortages Spur a Nationwide Hiring Scramble," reporting that one North Carolina district was unable to fill …

7 ways to improve your mood in less than 5 minutes

And it's no wonder bad moods can sneak up on us so often. According to psychologist Guy Winch, author of the book <i>Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts,</i> a bad mood can be caused by anything from guilt over forgetting someone's birthday, to outstanding tasks …

University of California

Why Kanye West would be the best president in US history (seriously)

The rapper’s lyrics reveal a wholly sound political platform from which the progressive Chicago native could run in 2020<p>If the lead actor in 1954 classic Cattle Queen of Montana can go on to become commander-in-chief, and The Terminator can be elected to run the eighth largest economy in the world, …

10 Easy Ways You Can Practice Mindfulness

Have you ever wondered what it means to live in the present? Aren't we all here, now, in the present?<p>Technically, yes, but for so many of us, we are only 10 percent here.<p>We are really living in our minds. We exist from day-to-day in a dream-like state where we're not really connected to the world …

9 things mentally strong people do to manage stress

That's why being able to manage stress effectively can prove pivotal.<p>We spoke with psychotherapist Amy Morin, the author of "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," to find out the best way to approach stress management.<p>Here are nine things mentally strong people do to keep stress from taking …

Self-help

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It's not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program …

Dear Teachers: You're Not Fooling Me

Dear teachers,<p>As a mom to a gaggle of kids, I'm a little consumed this time of year. I've spent hours at the store going over different school supplies lists and checking off stuff as I throw it in my cart. The total adds up in my head as I travel down each aisle, and I get a little sick to my …

Parenting

7 Truths You Should Tell Your Boys And Girls In Middle School

Middle school can be exciting and terror-inducing. For the youngster, middle school is a whole new experience. There is the challenge of staying …

Six Ways to Build Happiness from Within

What does it really mean to have happiness from within? Doesn’t happiness come from laughing with friends, having a family you love and enjoying your …

4 mindfulness skills that can help you manage anxiety

Johan Larson/Shutterstock<p>4 mindfulness skills that can help you manage anxiety<p>By | Posted Aug 27th, 2015 @ 8:41pm<p>SALT LAKE CITY — Feelings of panic, …

13 Ways You Can Attract Success by Living Life to the Fullest

There's a vast, fantastic world out there. Foster your curiosity, and it will lead you to amazing places.<p><i>What would people advise a hypothetical 22-year-old college graduate to do with his or her life? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><i>Answer by Evan Asano, Founder and</i> …

The Top 23 Most Beautiful American Campsites

Photo by Christin Healey, Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>It's not too late to get that summer camping trip in the books and any one of these 23 campsites would make for an amazing trip. Rally the crew, pack up the car, and head out to sleep under the stars at one of these beautiful American …

Hiking

A Great New Tool to Help You Integrate Technology In Your Lesson Plans

August 26, 2015<br>Lesson Flows is a new service provided by Common Sense Graphite to enable teachers to effectively integrate technology in their lesson …

Education Technology

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

Happiness

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life

There's a science to building new habits. Read on to get yourself unstuck and get the change you want kick-started.<p>Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior …

10 reasons it's a great time to be in #education

As many of us start up or get ready to start up another school year, we have much to look forward to and much to be excited about. Here are 10 …

Students

There’s one education reform proven to work on a national scale, so why aren’t we trying it?

In the fight over how to close the racial achievement gap in education, you rarely hear about the only policy that’s ever worked on a national scale: …