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Dilyn-Week of February 8
Math and Mindsets We pledge to stop saying "I'm not good at math" and approach math with a growth mindset. We will work hard to grow our math understanding, attitude, and outlook. We know that, With Math, We Can…do anything. This pledge comes from a website from Amazon. It asks students to take the following pledge:
These concepts are the ones Cory and I have presented to the students: mistakes, growth mindset, and grit. | Are we missing the point??Taken from the article, “The Stanford professor who pioneered praising kids for effort says we’ve totally missed the point.” Teachers say they have a “growth mindset” because not to have one would be silly. But then they fail to teach in such a way that kids can actually develop growth mindset muscles. “It was never just effort in the abstract,” Dweck tells Quartz. “Some educators are using it as a consolation play, saying things like ‘I tell all my kids to try hard’ or ‘you can do anything if you try’.” “That’s nagging, not a growth mindset,” she says. The key to instilling a growth mindset is teaching kids that their brains are like muscles that can be strengthened through hard work and persistence. So rather than saying “Not everybody is a good at math. Just do your best,” a teacher or parent should say “When you learn how to do a new math problem, it grows your brain.” Or instead of saying “Maybe math is not one of your strengths,” a better approach is adding “yet” to the end of the sentence: “Maybe math is not one of your strengths yet.” | CalendarMonday 2/8/16
Tuesday, 2/9/16
Wednesday, 2/10/16
Thursday, 2/11/16
Friday, 2/12/16
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Math and Mindsets
- We will celebrate our mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow.
- We will be confident and share our thinking.
- We will persevere through difficult practice.
These concepts are the ones Cory and I have presented to the students: mistakes, growth mindset, and grit.
Are we missing the point??
Taken from the article, “The Stanford professor who pioneered praising kids for effort says we’ve totally missed the point.”
Teachers say they have a “growth mindset” because not to have one would be silly. But then they fail to teach in such a way that kids can actually develop growth mindset muscles. “It was never just effort in the abstract,” Dweck tells Quartz. “Some educators are using it as a consolation play, saying things like ‘I tell all my kids to try hard’ or ‘you can do anything if you try’.”
“That’s nagging, not a growth mindset,” she says.
The key to instilling a growth mindset is teaching kids that their brains are like muscles that can be strengthened through hard work and persistence. So rather than saying “Not everybody is a good at math. Just do your best,” a teacher or parent should say “When you learn how to do a new math problem, it grows your brain.” Or instead of saying “Maybe math is not one of your strengths,” a better approach is adding “yet” to the end of the sentence: “Maybe math is not one of your strengths yet.”
Calendar
Monday 2/8/16
- Working with teachers and students.
- Meeting 10-12
Tuesday, 2/9/16
- Standards Based Grading 7:30
- Mindset-6th grade math
- Working with teachers and students.
Wednesday, 2/10/16
- Faculty meeting
- 6th grade Mindset presentations-Science and Social Studies
- Working with teachers and students
- Sixth grade SS collaboration
Thursday, 2/11/16
- Working with teachers and students
Friday, 2/12/16
- Working with teachers and students
- Instruction Coach Meeting-Afternoon
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