Take responsibility for empowering students, and avoid the schooling habits that train them to seek a single right answer instead of exploring the learning process.
Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller considers 'grit' as a 21st century skill encompassing real-world qualities like determination, adaptability and reflection, and suggests five steps to foster this mindset.
Can you predict academic success or whether a child will graduate? You can, but not how you might think.
Educational psychology has focused on the concepts of learned helplessness and more currently growth-fixed mindsets as a way to explain how and why students give up in the classroom setting. These ideas can also be applied to educators in this day of forced standardization, testing, scripted curriculum, and school initiatives.
This short, free online course will take you on a mindset journey.
Telling the truth about current achievement is part of the purpose behind both interim and formative assessment.
Toolbox of resources for reflection and feedback and authentic assessments.
The inverse power of praise.
You have probably heard people say they are just bad at math, or perhaps you yourself feel like you are not “a math person.” Not so, says Stanford mathematics education professor Jo Boaler, who shares the brain research showing that with the right teaching and messages, we can all be good at math.
A summary of ways to create a mathematical mindset classroom.
How do we help students develop growth mindsets toward mathematics? Check out this video for ideas to get started.