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Announcing The Mindset Works® SchoolKit: Fostering Growth Mindset Schools with High Student Motivation and Achievement

Announcing The Mindset Works® SchoolKit: Fostering Growth Mindset Schools with High Student Motivation and Achievement

Based on the research of Stanford Professor Carol Dweck, Ph.D.

SchoolKitPHILADELPHIA, Mar. 24 /PRWeb/ -- Mindset Works announced today at the ASCD Annual Conference the availability of the Mindset Works® SchoolKit, a set of student motivation and achievement resources to foster a growth mindset in schools. Educators, students, and parents can now learn, teach, and live the growth mindset and benefit from more vibrant and successful student learning.

The growth mindset is the understanding that intelligence and abilities are not fixed, but can be developed. Research shows that having a growth mindset leads to higher student motivation, effort and achievement. Researchers and practitioners are finding that the growth mindset is a key to closing the achievement gap, increasing success for all students, and graduating lifelong learners. It can also help districts transition to a 21st century environment with more rigorous Common Core standards and a need for higher order critical thinking skills.

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Eduardo Briceño
Hi Terri. Yes! We will have parent resources as part of the SchoolKit, including presentation tools and handouts. Parents, like t... Read More
Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:49
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The Winner of the Seventh Growth Minded Educator Contest

The Winner of the Seventh Growth Minded Educator Contest

The Growth Minded Educator Contest is our way of capturing and sharing collective learning experiences, and recognizing the efforts that educators have put into instilling and cultivating a Growth Mindset in their students.

January 2011 Contest Results

The February 2012 Growth Minded Educator is... Renny Fong! Congratulations! Thank you to everyone who participated. We received some fantastic submissions, and will reach out to some of you to discuss ways to share the other entries.

Renny Fong shares a practice he uses to help his son develop as a reflective thinker and see his own growth. Here is his answer to the contest question: "How can parents and teachers make assessment and grading a tool for growth? Please share an assessment-related approach or activity that you use with your kids to keep them focused on growth":

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The Winners of the Sixth Growth Minded Educator Contest

The Winners of the Sixth Growth Minded Educator Contest

The Growth Minded Educator Contest is our way of capturing and sharing collective learning experiences, and recognizing the efforts that educators have put into instilling and cultivating a Growth Mindset in their students.

 

December 2011 Contest Results

We had some terrific entries to Novembers’ contest, so we decided to honor the entries of three educators! The Growth Minded Educators of December are: Kelly O'Shea, Catie Morrison, and Derek Piper.

Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all who participated! We received many fantastic submissions, and will reach out to some of you to discuss potential methods of incorporating your ideas and experiences into other areas of the Growth Mindset community.

Below are the winning entries to the contest question, "What techniques are you using, or planning to use, to encourage your students to take on challenges and persist through difficulty?

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Thilbod Grolown
Hola !!
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The Power of Mindset: Charles Patterson Middle School Earns Recognition as a Role Model School in Texas

The Power of Mindset: Charles Patterson Middle School Earns Recognition as a Role Model School in Texas

How did a public school increase their number of honor roll students by 15% in one year? In our August newsletter, Charles Patterson Middle School Principal Jill Balzer shared how her students had achieved significant improvements in test scores and academic abilities following the school-wide adoption of mindset practices and the implementation of the Brainology program.

Last month, Jill and her school were recognized by the Texas School Business Bragging Rights publication for the improvements they’ve made, which Jill attributes to their creation of a Growth Mindset school culture. Each year, this publication, which has over 25,000 readers, receives nominations from hundreds of schools so this is a great achievement. Please join us as we congratulate Jill Balzer and her teachers, staff and students for their hard work!

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That's great to hear, Kyle! We'll be sure to pass this on to Mrs. Balzer. As an 8th grader, I'm sure you are a great role model fo... Read More
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The Winner of the Fifth Growth Minded Educator Contest

The Winner of the Fifth Growth Minded Educator Contest

The November 2011 Growth Minded Educator is... Aubrey Wiersema! Congratulations! Thank you to everyone who participated. We received fantastic submissions, and will reach out to some of you to discuss ways to share the other entries.

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Here is Aubrey Wiersema’s answer to the contest question, "What techniques are you using, or planning to use, to decrease behavior problems and bullying in your classroom?":
"I pick out the ringleader bully.  As per the book Mindset, I tell the student that I respect them, view them as a leader in class, and that I'd like their advice and input on a situation.  I then tell them about a student who feels picked on or left out and ask what I should do.  Usually they come up with a bunch of ideas like collaborating and doing more partner work.  When class resumes, the bully is usually much more aware of his or her behavior, and may even defend the victim.

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