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Good Videos On A Growth Mindset, The Importance Of Learning From Mistakes & A Lot More

I’ve posted a lot about the importance of a growth mindset (see The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”) and I’ve also …

Three Useful Growth Mindset Resources

As I’ve written on many occasions in this blog (The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”) and in my books, I think the …

The Limits To The Power Of A Growth Mindset (& The Dangers When We Don’t Recognize Them)

As regular readers know, I’m a big believer in helping students understand and develop a growth mindset, and have recently published two very popular …

Useful Collection Of “Growth Mindset” Animations

This tweet this morning led to good post describing how a school began to prioritize helping students and teachers learn about a “growth …

Growth and Fixed Mindset Quiz Foldable

Found another resource I created but never blogged about - a quiz to determine mindset that I formatted as a foldable.<p>This past school year, we …

3 Ways to Cultivate a Growth Mindset

Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s best-selling book, <i>Mindset: The New Psychology of Success</i><b>,</b> started a revolution in most of the schools …

Carol Dweck: 'The whole idea of growth mindset is to say yes they can'

Carol Dweck is education’s guru of the moment. The US academic’s “growth mindset” theory has taken schools on both sides of the Atlantic by …

Pedagogy

Creating a Growth Mindset Classroom Environment

Last summer I started designing and creating a Growth Mindset classroom. It is important to me that my classroom is a place where the students want …

22 Powerful Alternatives to "You're Smart!"

Much has been written about the detriments of praise in recent years, particularly the kind that focuses on inherent intelligence.<p>It was Carol Dweck …

Growth Mindset – Don’t Throw The Baby Out With The Bathwater

Over the weekend, Alfie Kohn wrote a piece for Salon headlined The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we …

5 Lessons Hogwarts Teaches Us on How to Create the Ideal Learning Environment

Young Muggles around the world hold their breath before opening their mailboxes, waiting for the day a snow-flecked owl will deliver their acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.<p>The Hogwarts School of J.K. Rowling's classic Harry Potter series is filled with magic - the students …

I went broke teaching your kid: The real story about life on a teacher’s salary

Four kids. A ton of tuition. And $281.92 for a car payment. Teaching in America is barely middle class any more<p>I stare at the calculator: $281.92. That’s what I have to work with in terms of a car payment. My wife, a soccer mom who totes three kids (a fourth is in college) and a couple of dogs all …

10 Great Math Apps for Kids

These fun apps will reinforce basic arithmetic concepts and spark a love for learning math.<p>When it comes to teaching your kids math skills, you've done it all: quizzes over breakfast, extra homework help, bedtime stories that sneak in math concepts. If you're looking for new, clever ways to help …

Mathematics

Where The Wild Fractions Are: The Power Of A Bedtime (Math) Story

Parents who are uneasy about their own math skills often worry about how best to teach the subject to their kids.<p>Well ... there's an app for that. Tons of them, in fact. And a study published today in the journal <i>Science</i> suggests that at least one of them works pretty well for elementary school …