Presentation on theme: "BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 2015 ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE STAFF AT CENTERVILLE WE WELCOME YOU AND THANK YOU FOR COMING."— Presentation transcript:
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 2015 ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE STAFF AT CENTERVILLE WE WELCOME YOU AND THANK YOU FOR COMING
WHO AM I? MY CAREER WITH FUSD IN A NUTSHELL Began as a History teacher at Hopkins in 2000 Landed at Centerville in 2001 as a Spanish teacher for 5 years Counselor at Centerville for 4 years Assistant Principal at Hopkins for 4 years Principal of Parkmont Elementary School last year Principal of Centerville JHS
MY CONTACT INFORMATION Kade Petersen email@example.com 510-797-2072 ext. 68152
AN OVERVIEW OF BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT Period 17:15-7:25 Period 27:29-7:39 Period 37:43-7:53 Period 47:57-8:07 Period 58:11-8:21 Period 68:25-8:35 This is an opportunity to meet your student’s teachers and to participate in discussions concerning grades, course requirements, standards of behavior and so on. There will not be time for an extended conference with your child’s teacher. Please allow our teachers to leave at 8:35 pm so that they are rested and ready to teach again tomorrow.
BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INTRODUCTIONS Dianne JonesPTSA President Counselors Molly Griffin (8 th grade) Beth Pecoraro (7 th grade) Beca Glaze (Transition) : Mondays and Tuesdays Ray RaskopAssistant Principal
THE RESEARCH World-renowned Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck, introduced the concept of mindset after decades of research on achievement and success. This is a simple concept that when understood has a huge impact on how people of all ages respond to failure and difficulty.
WHAT IS A GROWTH MINDSET? In a growth mindset, students believe that their most basic abilities, talents, and intelligence can be improved upon and increased through consistent effort and perseverance through challenging tasks. In other words, the key to success in any endeavor is hard work because it pushes our malleable brain to grow and develop to meet the challenge.
WHAT IS A FIXED MINDSET? A fixed mindset is the belief that traits like intelligence are “fixed” or “static” and determined at birth. This leads to a corollary belief that talent alone leads to success and that it should be effortless. These beliefs tend to cause people to give up early when they meet with failure in a particular subject or sport or any other aspect of their lives.
AFTER SETBACK (QUOTES FROM STUDENTS) Fixed Mindset: “I’d spend less time on this subject from now on.” “I would try not to take this subject ever again.” “I would try to cheat on the next test.” Growth Mindset: “I would work harder in this class from now on.” “I would spend more time studying for the tests.” Blackwell, Trzesniewski and Dweck, 2007
THE POWER OF PRAISE Research reveals that one of the most important things we can do with children to promote a growth mindset is to praise them for the effort and persistence they demonstrate to accomplish a task—especially a task that forces them to stretch and grow through dedicated work and practice and which may initially lead to failure and set- backs.
MESSAGES ABOUT WHAT WE VALUE Intelligence Praise: “Wow, that’s a really good score. You must be smart at this.” Effort (Process) Praise: “Wow, that’s a really good score. You must have tried really hard.”