Presented at the Township of Union Board of Education Staff Development Workshop, Union, NJ Union High School, September 5, 2018
How can we help our students become more resilient, engaged learners?
Decades of research has shown that when students have certain key beliefs or “mindsets,” they are more motivated to work hard, they put more effort into their schoolwork, and they show increased achievement in all subject areas. Having a growth mindset has been shown to reliably predict persistence and effort.
Growth Mindset: Students believe they can improve their abilities by working hard, learning new strategies, and seeking help when needed.
Growth Mindset Professional Development Workshop
To learn how to implement growth mindset practices with your students, this professional development workshop will explore:
Growth Mindset – What it is and Why it Matters
How to Teach a Growth Mindset
How Our Language Can Influence Students’ Mindsets
How to Engage Students in Challenging Work by Celebrating Mistakes