The Educator with a Growth Mindset


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Presentation materials for an educator inservice on growth mindsets. Includes background information, historical perspectives, a self-assessment, and strategies for assisting students in developing growth mindsets.

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The Educator with a Growth Mindset

  1. 1. Growth Mindsets
  2. 2. “I don’t do teaching for a living, I live teaching as my doing . . . and technology has amplified my passion for doing so.” I believe that one of the roles and responsibilities of the 21st century education is to share resources, ideas, and instructional strategies with other educators. As such I Tweet @jackiegerstein and Blog at http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.c om/
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  5. 5. ● Historical Precedents ● Video and Online Interactive Exploration of Mindsets ● Tarp Flip - Flipping from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset ● Small Group Slideshow on Growth Mindsets ● Educator with a Growth Mindset - Characteristics & Assessment ● Small group goal setting - identify one or two areas to develop own growth mindset ● Helping Students Develop a Growth Mindset: Brainstorming of how to increase the growth mindsets of students at Carlos Rosario Public Charter School. ● Possible Follow-up Actions:?
  6. 6. Historical Background
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  14. 14. Growth Mindsets
  15. 15. Carol Dweck Growth Mindsets
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  19. 19. Growth Mindset Characteristics Fixed Mindset Characteristics
  20. 20. Flipping Mindsets: From a Fixed Mindset to a Growth Mindset
  21. 21. Group Presentation: Growth Mindset at ISTE 2015
  22. 22. Group Presentation: Growth Mindset at Carlos Rosario
  23. 23. The Educator with a Growth Mindset
  24. 24. A lot of teachers are saying ‘yes I have a growth mindset’, without doing the work and without making a journey to deeply understand it and to know how to apply it. Carol Dweck not-a-tool-to-make-children-feel-good/
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  26. 26. Do you believe that your talent, passion, effort and hard work makes you a better teacher?
  27. 27. Do you actively seek out ways to improve your teaching practices . . . your students’ learning experiences?
  28. 28. Do you try new things in your learning environment (even when the outcomes and results may be unknown)?
  29. 29. In your teaching environment, do you imagine what could be along with considering what is?
  30. 30. When you achieve your goals . . . overcome difficult challenges, do you identify what YOU did to make this happen AND celebrate your successes?
  31. 31. Do you persist in doing what you know is good for you and your students even when it gets difficult?
  32. 32. When you have difficulty achieving your goals, do you “pick yourself up”, identify what you could have done differently, and then move on?
  33. 33. Do you elicit explicit and concrete feedback about your teaching practices and make changes if you deem it appropriate?
  34. 34. Are you willing to ask your colleagues and associates for help and advice?
  35. 35. Do you accept failure as part of the learning process . . . for yourself . . . for your colleagues . . . for your students?
  36. 36. Do you believe (deep down where beliefs live) that every learner is capable of learning and growing with enough effort, feedback, and coaching?
  37. 37. Do you regularly reflect on your practices analyzing, in part, the self-statements you use? Do your self-statements reflect a growth mindset?
  38. 38. Do you make time to engage in personal, self-directed on demand professional development?
  39. 39. Have you established a professional learning network with individuals from diverse backgrounds with differing perspectives and opinions?
  40. 40. Which one or two of the Growth Mindset characteristic do you want to incorporate into your teaching? How can you achieve this goal?
  41. 41. Facilitating Growth Mindsets with Your Learners
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  45. 45. minds/2014/04/14/why-academic-tenacity-matters/
  46. 46. https://usergeneratededu 14/09/28/how-educators- can-assist-learners-in- developing-a-growth- mindset/
  47. 47. Math = Love: Growth Mindset and SBG Bulletin Board Downloads
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  51. 51. Brainstorm What can the for your staff and/or students School educators do to increase the growth mindsets of their students?