Sunday, September 15, 2013

#MindsetBC Chapter 7

We will chat Tuesday, September 17 at 9 p.m. CST.  Chapter 7 is all about parents, teachers and coaches.  I wanted us to be able to spend sometime with this chapter.  The big question of this chapter is: where do mindsets come from? The answer, of course, has a lot to do with how we talk to kids.

Here are some possible questions for Tuesday night's chat:

  • Dweck tells us that we need to praise students for effort rather than intelligence in order to put them in a growth mindset. Do you find this easy or hard to do? Why?
  • As a teacher, how can talk to students about failure to help them develop a growth mindset?
  • What kind of policies/procedures can we put in place in our classes and schools to help students (and teachers) develop growth mindset?
  • What is growth minded discipline?
  • "The great teachers believe in the growth of the intellect and talent, and they are fascinated with the process of learning." How do we demonstrate this love of learning to our students?
  • What are your experiences with students who seem not to care?  How can we reach these students?
  • Coach Wooden is one of my favorite examples of excellent teaching.  How can we apply his theories to the classroom?
  • "Beware of success. It can knock you into a fixed mindset." How can we show our students how to be successful, enjoy their success but keep a growth mindset?
I'm looking forward to this chat and learning from each of you.  See you Tuesday!

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