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GWC 500-75 Motivation and Mindset

Ended May 2, 2022
1 credit

Full course description

Event Sponsor: *

Century High School

Event Contact Name: *

Mary Palmer

Position or Title: *

Instructional Coach

Event Contact Phone: *

(701) 223-4145

Event Contact Email: *

Event Location: *


Event Start Date: *

Friday, October 29, 2021

Event End Date: *

Friday, May 20, 2022

Objective and Outcomes: *

to understand what is means to cultivate a growth mindset and to learn from mistakes
to reflect on our current practice in these areas and recognize where improvements can be made
to apply strategies that foster motivation and growth
to share specific strategies and successes
to build collective efficacy as a team of teachers focused on student success

Resources/Course Materials: *

• Motivation | Daniel Pink (video 3:17)
• How to Foster Self-Motivation in High School
• Top 5 Strategies for Motivating Students
• How to Unlock Students Internal Drive for Learning

• Five Ways to Help Students Focus on Learning Rather than Grades
• A Strategy for Boosting Student Engagement in Math
• Motivation: The Secret Behind Student Success
• Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

• Discipline in the Secondary Classroom (STOIC) by Randall Sprick – focusing on the ‘T’/Teach Expectations and the ‘I’ Interact Positively/Motivation (Chapter 8) – Jesse Scalzo presentation

• Dr. Dweck’s Research into Growth Mindset Changed Education Forever
• Developing a Growth Mindset with Carol Dweck (video)
• What Having a Growth Mindset Actually Means
• Teacher Practices: How Praise and Feedback Impact Student Outcomes
• Using Retakes to Nurture a Growth Mindset

• Beyond Growth Mindset: Creating Classroom Opportunities for Meaningful Struggle
• The Neuroscience Behind Productive Struggle
• What is Productive Struggle in the Classroom
• How Productive Struggle Fires Up Learners’ (2-minute video)*
• Productive Struggle in Math
• One Word to Drop From Your Teacher Vocabulary
• Can We Stop Calling Them Careless Mistakes?

• How to Encourage Independent Thinking in Math Class
• Why We Should Embrace Mistakes at School
• A Secret of Science: Mistakes Boost Student Learning

• Fast and Efficient Ways to Provide Feedback
• Maximizing Student Responsiveness to Feedback
• Teaching Kids to Give and Receive Quality Peer Feedback
• The Power of Critique and Redrafting
• How to Give Effective Feedback