Growth Mindset

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Seems to me that many schools and districts are asking questions about assessment in mathematics. So, I thought I would share a few quotes that might …

So you want your students to have a Growth Mindset?

There has been much talk about Growth Mindset the past few years. Many teachers recognize that there are a lot of students who exhibit a fixed …


Changing Your Math 'Mindset' Can Boost Your Math Performance

Support the news<p>There’s a scene in the 1988 movie "Stand and Deliver," where high school math teacher Jaime Escalante (played by Edward James Olmos) …


The Zone of Optimal Confusion

In the Ontario curriculum we have many expectations (standards) that tell us students are expected to, “Determine through investigation…” or at least …


Seeking Challenges in Math

I was working with a grade 7 teacher and his students a while back. The teacher came to me with an interesting problem, his students were doing quite …


How to Set Up Positive Norms…

How will your students view mathematics this year? What norms will you set up to help your students share your views of mathematics?<p>If you haven’t …


Who makes the biggest impact?

A few years ago I had the opportunity to listen to Damian Cooper (expert on assessment and evaluation here in Ontario). He shared with us an analogy …


Accessing Our Spatial Reasoning

I spent some time with a wonderful kindergarten teacher a while back. The two of us were chatting when a little boy, probably 4 or 5 years old walked …


Is it enough for teachers to have a growth mindset?

New research suggests that what teachers actually <b>do</b> in the classroom is more important than their <b>beliefs</b> when it comes to helping students develop a …


How you can be good at math, and other surprising facts about learning | Jo Boaler | TEDxStanford


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, …

How ‘Productive Failure’ In Math Class Helps Make Lessons Stick

Learning from failure has become a popular idea in education recently, partly because it feels like common sense to many people. In a general way, …


Growth mindset doesn’t promise pupils the world

The Psychologists Benjamin Bloom and Anders Ericsson both came to believe that almost anyone could do almost anything. Their research (which, in …

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Jo Boaler: Mindsets

RT @kassiaowedekind: Sneak peek at 5th grader Suliana's thinking about math has changed this year. More to come at NCTM...

The power of believing that you can improve | Carol Dweck


Living beyond limits | Amy Purdy she was 19, Amy Purdy lost both her legs below the knee. And now ... she's a pro …

Dancing with the Stars

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RT @Gary_S_King: Here's a visual I've been using with my students, inspired by Carol Dweck feel free to share #education #leadership

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Famous Failures


“If given the choice, always choose the harder option.” @TeacherToolkit #ukedchat #SLTchat #edchat

RT @turnmeluce: Power of yet.....#growthmindset #edchat #MOedchat

Thanks to inspiration and sharing from #MTBoS... Change your Mindset! @mathequalslove and @druinok