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3 Ways to Support a Culture of Growth Mindset in Your Classroom

Goal Setting... Student Reflection...Effort and Growth Rubrics

According to Dr. Dweck, a student with a fixed mindset believes that effort is for people with deficiencies. Additionally, if you perceive that you are good in a particular area than trying will reduce you; especially if you fail. Effort is for those that can’t make it on talent alone (Mindset p. 43-45). Therefore, it is vital to instill a culture of growth mindset in your students. A growth mindset culture encourages students to take risks and learn from their failures. Supporting a growth mindset can be implemented in many ways. Here are three great strategies to you use with your students; goal setting, student reflection, and effort/growth rubrics.

Lead your students to set a goal, reflect on the process, and measure their growth/effort. Tweet how it went to #Room203-2.0

Coming January 5, 2015

"Reading aloud to young children is not only one of the best activities to stimulate language and cognitive skills; it also builds motivation, curiosity, and memory." -Bardige, B. Talk to Me, Baby!(2009), Paul H Brookes Pub Co.

How the challenge works:

-Read aloud to an elementary age child

-Take a picture

-Tweet the picture to the child's school with the #ReadWithMe

Ex. Reading "The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes" @WoodsideES #ReadWithMe

-The school with the most tweets will receive books, prizes, and more...