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Why the Growth Mindset is the Only Way to Learn | Edudemic

Why the Growth Mindset is the Only Way to Learn | Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
“You’re too old to learn a foreign language.” “I couldn’t work on computers. I’m just not good with them.” “I’m not smart enough to run my own business.” Do you know what these statements have in common? They’re all examples of the fixed mindset- the belief that intelligence, ability, and success are static qualities that …
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Importance of a growth mindset to both student and teacher learners.

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Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning?

Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning? | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Every student has the capacity for rich, meaningful learning experiences. How can educators tap into the motivation that helps drive a love of learning in students? They key might be found in the "deeper learning" movement.
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Combining mindsets with other deeper learning mindsets. Excellent.

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Getting Specific About Student Success

Getting Specific About Student Success | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Getting ready for the new school year can feel like preparing for a race. Anticipation of that opening bell gets hearts beating faster for students, teachers, and parents alike.
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Benefits of project based learning and growth mindsets.

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Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes

Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
For the last ten years, we've worked one-on-one with students from elementary school through graduate school. No matter their age, no matter the material, when you ask what they're struggling with, s
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Getting students to see mistakes rationally and not emotionally.

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getting students to think about feedback differently through dialogue

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Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms

Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools.
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A good article on different teaching practices based on research. Woth a read.

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