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Recently Education Week Research Center published a National Study of K-12 teachers examining teachers’ perspectives on Growth Mindset. One in five teachers strongly agreed they are “good at fostering a growth mindset.” Conversely, only 5% of those educators surveyed strongly agreed that they have “adequate solutions and strategies to use when students do not have this approach.”
When my sister and I decided our next album of classroom songs should cover Growth Mindset, we knew we'd found a timely, important subject and we hoped our music would help kids learn new skills. Little did we know that the process of creating the album would teach us as well!
For the past 26 years, I have collected, hoarded, stored, and displayed every item I deemed crucial for teaching kindergarten. In this newspaper clipping from April 2012, you can get an idea of my Kindergarten Kaleidoscope. You’ll notice action and color. My old belief was “Keep Them Busy and Keep Them Awake!” I nailed it. NAILED. IT.
Do you need practical strategies for integrating growth mindset into your SEL approach? Join us April 30 at 1:00 PST for a free edWebinar with practitioners and experts from the field, and learn how to seamlessly combine growth mindset with SEL and academics to teach the whole child.
Changing lives through education has been my passion and calling for over 35 years. Four years ago an exciting opportunity came my way when I worked with a team to develop a new early learning school model for my district.