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Do you tend to think that your health was predetermined by the genes you inherited from your parents? Think again. Discoveries in the field of epigenetics are showing that we have a huge amount of influence on our genetic expression when it comes to health, well-being, and disease prevention.
Did you know that you can access Brainology en Español?
Your Bilingual / EL / ESL students, or other students learning Spanish, can learn the basic neuroscience behind how the brain learns along with research-based study skills, a combination that sparks their passion for learning and increases their motivation, efficacy and academic achievement.
There are two ways to use Brainology en Español! You can view the online program in Spanish, and you can also download the lesson handouts in Spanish.
Help Mindset Works test a new growth mindset science game!
We are looking for middle schools who are interested in testing our SciSkill Quest game in their science classrooms in late April/early May of this school year, 2015-16. The game is designed to help students learn inquiry skills and concepts based on the Next Generation Science Standards. The goal of this study is to assess the impact of the game on student motivation and learning in science. If you are interested in participating, please follow this link and complete the form.
We are so excited to share these new guides with our customers! These guides feature new lessons based on the most recent research about motivating adolescents and helping them develop a growth mindset. Many tasks were revised to align with the Common Core State Standards so that teachers and students can use Brainology classroom time to continue their practice in these important speaking and listening, reading, and writing skills. Finally, each unit in Brainology has specific recommendations for differentiation (based on Carol Ann Tomlinson's work) and scaffolding instructions so that all students can access the material and progress successfully through the program. You'll find the updated curriculum and guides under My Resources.
For more information about the Brainology® program, click here to view an excerpt on our website.
The Mindset Works Team
About Mindset Works
Mindset Works was co-founded by one of the world's leading researchers in the field of motivation, Stanford University professor Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. and K-12 mindset expert Lisa S. Blackwell, Ph.D. The Company translates psychological research into practical products and services to help students and educators increase their motivation and achievement. For more information, visit http://www.mindsetworks.com.
Just over four years ago, my friend and I were meeting to collaborate on fifth grade lesson plans for the following week. She had just returned from a conference, and before I could even ask how it was, she began talking. In her excited pitch, I caught the words book, mindset, Carol Dweck, research, ability, brain, intelligence, fixed, and growth.
The fact that I am a hopeless book addict and brain-research freak had nothing to do with what I did next…honestly. Rather, what caused my next action was the fact that as my friend was conveying her newly-discovered knowledge, it was as if these random dots in my head were illuminating and connecting—slowly, deliberately, and beautifully.