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Friday, February 25 • 10:45am - 11:30am
Growth Mindset: What is it and how do we implement it in our classrooms?

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Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ocFotqmdt8MItx49GXZBXNrfGenQR7DhPcskJsCrL_M/edit?usp=sharing

A GROWTH MINDSET is the belief that with effort, time and guidance, anyone can improve and grow. A FIXED MINDSET is the opposite. You believe that there are skills and understandings that some people just won’t be able to improve, no matter how hard they try. The hope is that teachers believe ALL students can learn what they are being taught, given the proper instruction and support.

Now that that's out of the way, we'll dig into how we as educators can model growth mindset in our classrooms and around the school. We'll learn ways to teach students to have a growth mindset, so they believe that with effort and feedback, they're capable of learning what we are teaching them.

Finally, we'll look at several lessons and classroom routines that reinforce growth mindset beliefs. Most of these lessons can be used at most grade levels and others can be modified to work. Social-emotional learning is a huge component of growth mindset, so many of these lessons will not only build your students' self-esteem, but also help them work better together with their peers.

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Paul Solarz

Consultant, Curriculum Writer, Speaker, Retired 4th/5th Grade Teacher, Author, Learn Like a PIRATE
Prior to retiring last year, Paul Solarz taught fourth and fifth grade in Arlington Heights, Illinois since 1999. In 2014, Paul was named the Illinois Teacher of the Year by the Illinois Digital Educators Alliance. In 2015, he wrote the book, "Learn Like a PIRATE: Empower your students... Read More →

Friday February 25, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am MST
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