This week on #Edchatri (Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.) please join us as we discuss “Creating a Growth Mindset Culture in Schools.” Guest Moderator is Louise Seitsinger, Principal, Tiogue Elementary School, in Coventry and the 2015 Elementary Principal of the Year.
What is Mindset?
Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck. In decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference.
In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong.
In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.
In this #edchatri discussion we will discuss the basic research including fixed versus growth mindset, process praise, feedback, and how we learn through failure. How can we teach our staff and students to persevere as they set professional and learning goals for themselves? How does this research support our students with the skills they need to succeed not only in school but in life.
Here are some related links we will also be sharing through the conversation:
We will also be sharing some examples of how this research is being used in schools and classrooms. How are you or teachers in your school applying this research to support themselves and students? Hope you can join in the conversation this Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. on #edchatri.
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