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5 Lessons Dr. Carol Dweck Shared on the HPU Campus

Today, High Point University welcomed Dr. Carol Dweck, Stanford University professor and author of “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.” Her book …

John Hattie's 9 Mindframes for Visible Learning Educators

Growth Mindset

A promising experiment with Motion Math<p>A summary of ways to create a mathematical mindset classroom– thanks to Shelah Feldstein and Christine Roberts …

Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset

Now we turn to the benefits of helping students who find school difficult maintain a positive mindset as they persist in the sometimes hard work …

Is Growth Mindset the new Brain Gym?

Earlier this month, an article on the Guardian website told us the following:Schools and teachers across the world have embraced Carol Dweck’s theory …

Teaching

Building a Positive Mindset One Word at a Time

Here is Falk’s positive word list (you will most likely want to include additional words): abundant, blessings, beauty, creativity, confident, …

What Can We Learn From Dweck's Growth Mindset?

25 Simple Ways To Develop A Growth Mindset

<b>25 Simple Ways To Develop A Growth Mindset</b><p>by <b>Saga Briggs</b>, InformED<p>What if your true learning potential was unknown, even unknowable, at best?<p>What if …

Self-improvement

Growth Mindset and Children’s Health

For at least the last decade, educators have understood the powerful connection between mindset and achievement — that when students believe they can …

Harvard

Carol Dweck Explains The ‘False’ Growth Mindset That Worries Her

Carol Dweck has become the closest thing to an education celebrity because of her work on growth mindset. Her research shows that children who have a …

Self-improvement

Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions

By Eduardo BriceñoA growth mindset is the understanding that personal qualities and abilities can change. It leads people to take on challenges, …

Pedagogy

Stared at the Eclipse? Here’s How to Tell If You Ruined Your Eyes Forever

If you happened to look up at the solar eclipse on Monday, then it's probably because you didn't read this article on Friday. Or because you had …

How to Practice Critical Thinking in 4 Steps

It can take time to practice critical thinking, and that it's never too late to start. It is also a skill that nobody practices 24/7. The Foundation …

Seven magic mental health questions every teacher should know

Listening. It seems like such a simple concept. Yet during a period of unprecedented teacher workload, making the requisite time to be there for your …

Mental Health

Zap Zap Kindergarten Math–Clever, Engaging Early Math Lessons

<b>Zap Zap Math</b> is a free gamified way to teach K-8 math skills that are tied to many national standards (like Common Core). Its format is colorful and …

Education Technology

The First Day and Beyond: 10 Books About Kindergarten for Kids

I’ve sent two kids off to kindergarten and it broke my heart both times. They looked so small and uncertain on those first few days of school. …

Kids

One Page Games for Kindergarten Math

Hi, Teaching Friends!<p>Are you interested in saving time and ink? Well, THAT was a silly question, wasn't it?<p>I'm a big fan of one page games. In fact, …

Math Riddle Cards for Your Kindergarten Kiddos!

Hi, Teaching Friends!<p>Kindergarten teachers, this one's for you! Your little math learners will love the fun of solving these riddle cards - and …

Mathematics

8 things I wish I'd known before my child started kindergarten - TODAY.com

You’re feeling anxious about sending your child off to kindergarten, and rightfully so. Kindergarten is, after all, kind of a big deal. Whether your kid has been in preschool since age two or is gearing up for their first-ever experience in a classroom, the changes are big and the landscape of …

Kids

A Kindergarten Math Routine: 'Tell Me Everything'

Kristin Gray, a K-5 math specialist at Richard A. Shields Elementary School in Lewes, Del., demonstrates a strategy for engaging young students in …

Teaching

Get ready for kindergarten with practical tips, tricks, and tools

From ABCs to empathy, kids need all sorts of skills to start school. We can help!<p>If you're spending the waning days of summer prepping your kindergarten-bound kid for the first days of school, you're not alone. Kindergarten is a formative year for families, as kids acquire the foundational skills …

Kids

Here's Why the Oldest Kids in Kindergarten Are More Likely to Go to Harvard

Parents are actually 'red-shirting' their 5-year-olds.<p>All kinds of factors affect whether your kid will go to a top college, but here’s one you may …

College & University

5 Ways to Help Struggling Readers With the Whole Student in Mind

It’s easy to fall into the trap of only focusing on a student’s reading struggles, but we cannot leave the rest of the student behind. When we fail …

Teaching

New drone perches on walls like a robotic bird

The Multimodal Autonomous Drone (S-MAD) is a fixed-wing drone that has a few bird-like tricks up its sleeve. You can, for example, fly it like a glider through a room or open space, but when it approaches a flat surface the drone quickly changes configuration and lands flat with its little spiky …

Drones

Meet Android Oreo’s all-new emoji

The newest version of Android (Oreo, officially) doesn’t bring a ton of new stuff to the mobile operating system, but it does overhaul something near and dear to most smartphone user’s hearts: Emoji. Google has done away with its “blob” style smileys in favor of more traditional-looking (I guess?) …

Android News

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …