We know how to teach content and skills. But can we teach the habits of mind needed for academic success, a love of learning, and agency in the world? We can, and A Mindset for Learning shows us how.
“We want our students to take on challenges with zeal,” write Kristi Mraz and Christine Hertz, “to see themselves not as static test scores but as agents of change.” Drawing on the work of Carol Dweck, Daniel Pink, Art Costa, and others, Kristi and Christine show us how to lead students to a growth mindset for school-and life-by focusing on five crucial, research-driven attitudes:
optimism-putting aside fear and resistance to learn something new
persistence-keeping at it, even when a task is hard
flexibility-trying different ways to find a solution
resilience-bouncing back from setbacks and learning from failure
empathy-learning by putting oneself in another person’s shoes.
A Mindset for Learning pairs research-psychological, neurological, and pedagogical-with practical classroom help, including instructional language, charts and visuals, teaching tips, classroom vignettes, and more. Begins January 21, 2019. Ends March 3, 2019
Thanks to the Great Public Schools grant from the National Education Association, all professional development courses are discounted for North Dakota United members through June 1, 2019.