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Online Book Study – “A Mindset for Learning” by Kristin Mraz & Christine Hertz

Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth

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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

ISBN-13: 978-0325062884

ISBN-10: 0325062889

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.

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