Presentation on theme: "Introduction to the Growth Mindset. Jobs Most of the jobs that our students will be doing throughout their lives don’t exist yet. What they need to thrive:"— Presentation transcript:
Jobs Most of the jobs that our students will be doing throughout their lives don’t exist yet. What they need to thrive: – Critical thinking – Problem solving – Collaboration – Adaptability – Initiative – Analysis – Curiosity – Imagination – Persistence How do we nurture these skills in our classrooms?
Talk Partners Each person gets a chance Listen to each other, don’t just wait on your turn to talk Don’t ignore your talk partner, it’s rude Give feedback to your talk partner
Talk Partners Come to a consensus on short definitions of the following: Growth Mindset; Fixed Mindset Please write these down.
Fixed vs. Growth Mindset With your talk partner and then with your table, fill out the blank chart. No more than 6 words per category and the fewer words the better! – How do people of these differing mindsets deal with CHALLENGES? – How do they react when an OBSTACLE is placed in front of them? – What is their view on EFFORT? – How do they deal with CRITISISM? – How do they feel about the SUCCESS OF OTHERS?
Change the Culture Of your classroom! – Student Mindset Can’t be afraid to take chances with their thinking Can’t be afraid to help others Take responsibility for their own learning – Ask questions – Teacher Mindset Give up some control Allow yourself to take chances
Keys to a Growth Mindset Classroom Classroom organization and procedure (this is NOT a free-for-all!) Expectations Collaboration Choice Formative Assessment
Many say “Failure is not an option”, but it is the outcome much of the time. How do you deal with it?
Formative Assessment and Failure Students must generate the questions—only then does it have meaning to them – Whose questions are you more interested in, yours or someone else’s Praise effort instead of talent FAILURE is not the problem, it’s how they deal with failure that stops or enhances learning. Don’t let them give up! MORE experimentation and discovery In the minds of students, when you put a grade on it, it’s over.