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.
We 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
This 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.
This may not be a new resource, but that does not make it any less important.
The Live Binder for school librarians and the Common Core State Standards is a valuable resource for school librarians who are seeking guidance with implementation in the library-classroom.
Visit this link for a wealth of information.
It takes a couple of seconds to get the ball rolling on this video, but once it does, this is an invaluable screencast about library advocacy.
“…What defines a librarian is not what we do, but why we do it.”
While he does mention his new book, the focus here is on being a great librarian.
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.”
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Then place a copy in your administrator’s mailbox.