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Val Margarit, Ed.D Faculty Training Workshop: Teaching by Design

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Every student can achieve success. Every student deserves a great teacher not by chance but by design. Teachers will be able to design learning environments that have the greatest impact on students' learning. Growth Mindset - we can achieve our full potential with effort, hard work, and dedication.

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Val Margarit, Ed.D Faculty Training Workshop: Teaching by Design

  1. 1. Teaching by Design: Managing Successful Mindsets February, 10 2018- 10am-2pm Presenter: Val Margarit, Ed.D www.valmargarit.com
  2. 2. Overview ●Teach (Live) by Design ●Fixed versus Growth mindset ●Research on how beliefs shape learning and who we become ●How to teach by design using mindsets to achieve success www.valmargarit.com
  3. 3. Quick Activity Write (quickly – not much thinking) about • One thing you’ve always been good at, • One thing you think you’ll never be good at and • One thing you weren’t good at, but became good at over time www.valmargarit.com
  4. 4. Some students are highly motivated and others are not. Why? Why some people achieve their goals and others do not? What Motivates Students to Achieve Success in School? www.valmargarit.com
  5. 5. Mindsets and Achievement ● Decades of research show a powerful relationship between mindset and achievement. ● Students’ beliefs about intelligence and learning, impact: ■Motivation ■Academic behaviors (e.g., studying and seeking help) ■Responses to challenges and setbacks ■Academic achievement
  6. 6. Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset Fixed mindset Intelligence is a fixed trait. You can’t change it. (ex. eye color) Growth mindset You can grow your intelligence through effort. (ex. muscle) www.valmargarit.com
  7. 7. Activity ● Your intelligence is something very basic about you that you cannot change very much ● No matter how much intelligence you have, you can always change it quite a bit ● Only a few people will be truly good at sports, you have to be born with the ability ● The harder you work at something, the better you will be ● You can always change how intelligent you are ● You are who you are and there is not much that can be done to change that www.valmargarit.com
  8. 8. Mindsets These two beliefs lead students to very different conclusions about the meaning of events www.valmargarit.com
  9. 9. Mindsets And the meaning they make – the narrative they construct – determines the behaviors in which they choose to engage Photo by Gregory Ewanowich www.valmargarit.com
  10. 10. Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck 2007 Consequences of Beliefs Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset Goal in School? Values effort? Reaction to Failure? www.valmargarit.com
  11. 11. Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck 2007 Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset Goal in School? Look Smart Values effort? Reaction to Failure? Consequences of Beliefs www.valmargarit.com
  12. 12. Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck 2007 Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset Goal in School? Look Smart Learn Values effort? Reaction to Failure? Consequences of Beliefs www.valmargarit.com
  13. 13. Goals Looking smart is most important: “The main thing I want when I do my school work is to show how good I am at it." Learning is most important: “It’s much more important for me to learn things in my classes than it is to get the best grades.” Fixed mindset Growth mindset Goals? Look Smart Learn Values effort? Reaction to Failure? Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck 2007
  14. 14. Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck 2007 Consequences of Beliefs Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset Goal in School? Look Smart Learn Values effort? Reaction to Failure? www.valmargarit.com
  15. 15. Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck 2007 Consequences of Beliefs Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset Goal in School? Look Smart Learn Values effort? No Reaction to Failure? www.valmargarit.com
  16. 16. Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck 2007 Consequences of Beliefs Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset Goal in School? Look Smart Learn Values effort? No Yes Reaction to Failure? www.valmargarit.com
  17. 17. Value of Effort Fixed mindset Growth mindset Goals? Look Smart Learn Values effort? No Yes Reaction to Failure? Effort is negative: “To tell the truth, when I work hard at my school work it makes me feel like I’m not very smart." Effort is positive: “The harder you work at something, the better you’ll be at it.”
  18. 18. Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck 2007 Consequences of Beliefs Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset Goal in School? Look Smart Learn Values effort? No Yes Reaction to Failure? www.valmargarit.com
  19. 19. Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck 2007 Consequences of Beliefs Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset Goal in School? Look Smart Learn Values effort? No Yes Reaction to Failure? Give Up www.valmargarit.com
  20. 20. Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck 2007 Consequences of Beliefs Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset Goal in School? Look Smart Learn Values effort? No Yes Reaction to Failure? Give Up Work Harder www.valmargarit.com
  21. 21. Response to Failure Helpless “I would spend less time on this subject from now on.” “I would try not to take this subject ever again.” “I would try to cheat on the next test.” Resilient “I would work harder in this class from now on.” “I would spend more time studying for the tests.” Fixed mindset Growth mindset Goals? Look Smart Learn Values effort? No Yes Reaction to Failure? Give up Work Harder
  22. 22. Consequences of Mindsets Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset Goal in School? Look Smart Learn Values effort? No Yes Reaction to Failure? Give Up Work Harder Achievement Lower Higher www.valmargarit.com
  23. 23. Let’s Watch “Growing Your Mind” Questions: When our brains grow the most? How do people become more intelligent? www.valmargarit.com
  24. 24. How Do Everyday Interactions Shape Mindsets? • The language we use tells others what we believe and what we value • Feedback tells us what is expected of us and what goals we should have www.valmargarit.com
  25. 25. Mindsets Can Change! Rigorous research also shows that mindsets can change When they are changed to have a Growth Mindset, students do better YOU and I do better Neuroplasticity – Let’s watch
  26. 26. What Can We Do For Our Students? What Can We Do For Ourselves? Teach and Live by Design!
  27. 27. Let’s learn together and use growth mindset to teach and live by design! www.valmargarit.com
  28. 28. Activities • How I overcame a struggle to solve a problem. • In a group, share a story about a time that you made your brain smarter. • Let’s apply growth mindset strategies to achieve our (SMART) goals- personal/professional ○ What is the goal? (ex. Health, career, financial, personal…) ○ What challenges you have and want to overcome? (stress, time management, sleep, …) www.valmargarit.com
  29. 29. Reflection & Comments? Workshop Evaluation Form Testimonials Thank you! www.valmargarit.com

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