Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset

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Examples of a false growth mindset include praising effort over progress, affirming students’ potential without enabling them, and blaming their mindset instead of refocusing it.

This article by Carol Dweck shows how many educators are blaming the mindset of students when they likely need to be refocused.

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/recognizing-overcoming-false-growth-mindset-carol-dweck

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Teacher professional learning pedagogy needs to change too

1q38d69k2iqb8xo-e7lrpzgWe have long discussed the efficacy of teacher PD and this article echoes the idea that we need to start modernizing our approach.

From the article:

“For too long now education conferences and professional learning events have prolonged a traditional “sage on the stage” approach. It is lazy and it needs to change.”

Read the article.

View story at Medium.com

Literacy should not be optional in our schools

Prison-library-006This article from David Florig.  executive director of the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children,  discusses the fact that prisons are required to have libraries, but schools are not required to do so. 

Florig points out that early literacy education is key to helping students graduate successfully.

An interesting parallel. One you should definitely share with your administrators.

The need for Media Literacy in the curriculum

Sometimes I have to stop and do a facepalm.

Have we not been saying these things for years?

From the article:

“While students express confidence that media messages have clear primary meanings and sources that can be easily identified, media literacy demands nuanced thinking about message creators as well as their goals and values.”

Click below to read more.

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http://thebluereview.org/-media-literacy/

Then place a copy in your administrator’s mailbox.