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Epigenetics and Mindset

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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. 

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“I don’t understand this…yet.” Combating Fixed Mindsets in Math Classrooms

“I don’t understand this…yet.” Combating Fixed Mindsets in Math Classrooms

 As a high school math teacher, I hear over and over from families that their struggling student has "always" struggled in math and isn't doing well because they themselves didn't do well in math. This information that families share has shown me just how deeply rooted fixed mindsets can be and how people who exhibit a more growth mindset in some areas can hold very fixed mindsets about math. Many families are unknowingly telling teachers that math ability is based purely on genetics and not on the effort and experiences of their students. When working with students with a fixed mindset in math, in particular, I have found some strategies to be helpful in gaining some ground towards a growth mindset.

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Joyce Rizzo
I am a firm believer that the most important "E" word in education is Effort & instill that & the power of "Yet" within each new c... Read More
Sunday, 04 October 2015 06:05
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