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GWC 500-58 Book Study: Mindset in the Classroom

Ended Nov 30, 2020
1 credit

Full course description

Event Sponsor: *


Event Contact Name: *

Michael Porter

Position or Title: *

School Psychologist

Event Contact Phone: *

(218) 556-4717

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Event Location: *


Event Start Date: *

Friday, October 16, 2020

Event End Date: *

Monday, November 30, 2020

Objective and Outcomes: *

Mindsets in the Classroom provides educators with ideas for ways to build a growth mindset school culture, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking about their abilities and potential. The book includes a planning template, a step-by-step description of a growth mindset culture, and Look Fors for adopting a differentiated, responsive instruction model teachers can use immediately in their classrooms. It also highlights the importance of critical thinking and teaching students to learn from failure. The four most important components of a growth mindset learning environment are also presented. The book includes a sample professional development plan and ideas for communicating the mindset concept to parents. This book also presents ways to build the concept of "grit" and includes application to Makerspaces, instructional coaching, grading, and more! With this book's easy-to-follow advice, tasks, and strategies, teachers can grow a love of learning in their students.

Resources/Course Materials: *

"Mindsets in the Classroom" by Mary Cay Ricci.

Attendance: *

Participation in Online Discussion

Evaluation and Evidence of Learning and Application: *

Online discussions on each chapter to discuss what information was gained and to talk about the implications of working with teachers, parents, and students using a growth mindset.

Submission of Completion and Final Grades: *

Tuesday, December 15, 2020