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Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset' - Education Week

Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset' - Education Week | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck, who parsed the difference between a "fixed" and a "growth" mindset, clarifies her theories of intelligence.

Via Shary Lyssy Marshall
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Timely intervention from Carol Dweck about those educators who talk growth mindset language but whose approach is fixed mindset.  Growth mindset requires effort from the adults / educators trying to foster growth mindsets in learners. 

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How To Make Sure Your Kids Have Grit, 6 Secrets Backed By Research

How To Make Sure Your Kids Have Grit, 6 Secrets Backed By Research | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
Stanford professor Carol Dweck, creator of the "growth mindset" concept, explains how you can use it to make your kids more resilient and successful.

Via Shary Lyssy Marshall
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"A growth mindset is not something you declare, it’s a really difficult journey you take over a long period of time." Carol Dweck.


 


The concept of the growth mindset should be embedded now In mainstream thinking about learning.  This is a useful reminder that it is not simply about announcing that one has a growth mindset, or indeed that we are a growth mindset school.  It is what it says on the tin, a mindset, and needs time, persistence, nurturing etc.  

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Plot Generator

Plot Generator | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
“Automatically generate a story plot for film or paperback and using key words of your choice. Select from a variety of styles and either publish them online or destroy them forever.”
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Good fun this!!!!!!
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coro zapata's curator insight, March 20, 8:39 PM

Great way to stimulate imagination

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Great way to stimulate imagination

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Great way to stimulate imagination

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4 Ways to Promote Growth Mindset in Project-Based Learning

4 Ways to Promote Growth Mindset in Project-Based Learning | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
“By Bonnie Lathram -- Reflection and sustained inquiry are hallmarks of project-based learning. These ideas connect deeply to building a growth mindset.”
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How to fuse growth mindsets and project-based learning. Useful tips
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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, March 3, 3:01 PM

Nice tips!

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Nice tips!

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Shifting the Grading Mindset Starts With Our Words

Shifting the Grading Mindset Starts With Our Words | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
Think about the words you use in class. Which ones can have potentially negative connotations and how can they be adjusted for a growth mindset? Remember, words matter.
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the shift away from the reductionist approach of levels and grades will require educators to think differently about measuring progress and how they present this approach to pupils and parents. It will be about developing an ongoing dialogue between pupil, teacher and parents about how well pupils are clear about how they are learning. @Starr Sackstein presents a very coherent approach to achieving this.

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Why We Changed Our Model of the “8 Essential Elements of PBL” | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE

Why We Changed Our Model of the “8 Essential Elements of PBL” | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
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Project based learning is evolving and feels like it is the right model for the innovation age.  It behaves us as educators to ensure we are up to speed with this as it becomes clearer every day just how out of date the 20th (19th in many cases) century model of education has become.

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Innovation in the Classroom with Dr. Tony Wagner

Innovation in the Classroom with Dr. Tony Wagner | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
Dr. Tony Wagner, expert in residence at Harvard Innovation Lab and best selling author of 6 books on education, shares some practical tips for teachers with Scott and guests hosts Bill Selak and Jon Samuelson. Dr. Wagner tells how teachers must change the way they view education in order to help students ready themselves for the careers of tomorrow. Learn more about Dr. Wagner by visiting his website http://www.tonywagner.com Follow the Bedley Bros @BedleyBros, Scott @ScotTeach, Tim @TBed63, Bill @BillSelak, and Jon @JonSamuelson on Twitter.

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"...... teachers must change the way they view education in order to help students ready themselves for the careers of tomorrow."

Insightful podcast from @drtonywagner providing clear rationale for why project based learning is approach needed to ensure pupils are ready for the future global economy. 

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70 useful sentences for academic writing

70 useful sentences for academic writing | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
“This post contains a random collection of 70 sentence stems you can use in your academic writing.”
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50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom's Taxonomy -

50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom's Taxonomy - | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom’s Taxonomy by TeachThought Staff Bloom’s Taxonomy was a remarkable attempt to create a system of learning that focuses on how people learn and organize...

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Here you will find an enriched list of blog posts, apps, tools, videos and strategies to help educators become more proficient with the system Of Bloom's Taxonomy

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hghodbane's curator insight, November 22, 2015 7:57 AM

Everything you could ever need to know about Bloom's.

petra zuiderwijk's curator insight, November 27, 2015 5:33 AM

De (digitale) taxonomie in verschillende vormen.

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Praise-That-Makes-Learners-More-Reslient.pdf

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This is an excellent article about growth mindsets.  It highlights the need not just to help young people to develop a growth mindset attitude, but also on the need for teachers and educators who are giving the GM message themselves to have a growth mindset.  The example provided of the teacher whose fixed mindset effectively deciding that certain learners simply are not up to certain tasks is a telling one.  the message it gives to those they judge incapable of achieving beyond a certain level can be devastating, hugely damaging.


The article nicely emphasises the power of the GM research carried out by professor Dweck.  This is a message that  this here to stay

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The_Science_of_Learning.pdf

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"Basically a group of American independent school heads, ably supported by Daniel Willingham and Annie Murphy Paul have summarised pretty much everything a busy teacher ought to know about how children learn, remember, solve problems, transfer to new contexts. It also covers motivation and quickly torpedos the most common misconceptions with laudable brevity" @learningspy

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If Grades don't Advance Learning, Why Do We Give Them?

If Grades don't Advance Learning, Why Do We Give Them? | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
“Warning: I'm more than a little grouchy today. It's probably because I spent close to four hours hunched over a stack of student work in the back of a dirty McDonalds grading papers yesterday.”
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If Grades don't Advance Learning, Why Do We Give Them? The evidence against it grades is stacking up.
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Alison Wiebenga's curator insight, September 19, 2015 5:26 PM

Grading has always seemed to be a futile process.  I believe students learn what we teach them.  We have taught them the "value" of grades and then cringe when they won't perform without one.  In an ideal classroom I would do away with grades.  It makes me want to cry every spring when my students ask me what they have to get in order to pass.  Do I lie and tell them they still have a change when there is no mathematical possibility that they can increase their average enough to get a 60 knowing full well that if they knew the truth they would quit and not learn anything for the rest of the year?  I don't know what the solution is, but there has to be a better way.

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Stop Applauding: Feedback Components for Fostering Growth Mindsets - Corwin Connect

Stop Applauding: Feedback Components for Fostering Growth Mindsets - Corwin Connect | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
Adults can help students develop a growth mindset by using these three methods of feedback instead of meaningless accolades.

Via Mel Riddile, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Grades, gold stars, merits etc. are no substitute for that short burst of focused, undivided attention one gives to each student in turn. It says, "I know where you are with your learning because I have followed how you have been learning very closely. Now what do you think you need to do next?" Priceless. 

@DrDebbieSilver suggess::

1. Give students undivided, focused attention

2. Talk less, listen more

3. Maintain the concept of, "a work in progress" ( you're not there just yet)


@alfiekohn writes about this in Punished by Rewards

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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or
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It's not getting high grades or getting a better job that is the prime motivator for learners from low SES, it's about having a higher goal, to be able to make a contribution to society. 

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Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues - Raised Good

Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues - Raised Good | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
SIMPLIFYING CHILDHOOD MAY PROTECT AGAINST MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
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Insightful article on the pressing need to simplify parenting. The pressure to conform to the demands of a fast-paced, technology driven society means that we are getting it wrong with our children. Our job as parents, educators, coaches etc is to see the child as a child, not a mini adult.  

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Standards, Grades And Tests Are Wildly Outdated, Argues 'End Of Average'

Standards, Grades And Tests Are Wildly Outdated, Argues 'End Of Average' | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
“ A Harvard faculty member argues in his new book that averages tell us nothing useful about individuals. That has big implications for schools.”
Via Parent Cortical Mass, Dean J. Fusto
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Really interesting interview about the challenges of moving away from a system of assessment which is based around average test scores, levels, grades etc.


He talks about, "rethinking the architecture of school systems. In most states, people have put on the books goals about meeting every kid where they're at. Even the "Every Student Succeeds" [ESSA, the new federal law] approach is based on the assumption that we're meeting each kid where they're at, to give them what they need to be successful."


 


The shift away from levelling and grading is inexorable.  Does anybody in education really believe we should return to such a reductionist, morale sapping approach to assessing learners?


 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 7, 11:33 PM
This has been the case for some time. We adopted "gradeless report cards" about 15 years ago. We used that term as the powers to be could not get their heads around the term narrative report cards. The ideas was that we could share with students and parents in a more qualitative and helpful way how students were doing.

What was intriguing was after all the groundwork we did in our little corner of the universe how little credit we were given. Instead, it was given to others who just copied what we did.
Geoffrey Grant's curator insight, March 7, 11:59 PM
This has been the case for some time. We adopted "gradeless report cards" about 15 years ago. We used that term as the powers to be could not get their heads around the term narrative report cards. The ideas was that we could share with students and parents in a more qualitative and helpful way how students were doing.

What was intriguing was after all the groundwork we did in our little corner of the universe how little credit we were given. Instead, it was given to others who just copied what we did.
Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, March 8, 9:49 AM
This has been the case for some time. We adopted "gradeless report cards" about 15 years ago. We used that term as the powers to be could not get their heads around the term narrative report cards. The ideas was that we could share with students and parents in a more qualitative and helpful way how students were doing.

What was intriguing was after all the groundwork we did in our little corner of the universe how little credit we were given. Instead, it was given to others who just copied what we did.
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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or
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....having that bigger sense of purpose, that personal mission of making a positive difference in the broader world, might help students to find meaning in difficult or mundane schoolwork.  Can we activate the purposeful-learning mindset in our learners? Research suggests carefully designed interventions can help us to do this. Interesting article

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Plain Old Good Teaching

Plain Old Good Teaching | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
Cut through the jungle of jargan to discover what good teaching involves. More is needed to be great, but you can't be great without these essentials.
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Plain old teaching strategies that work. Sometimes in discussing how learning happens we lose sight of the absolute basics. The first of this list is an excellent example. Too often some teachers still do not get this.  If learners are not clear about the learning intention it is often because the teacher is not clear what he or she wants them to learn, and so the lesson drifts in a vague direction with no real sense of what outcomes are expected.  this is a good checklist to remind us all whet the basics are.

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Resources for Teaching Growth Mindset

Resources for Teaching Growth Mindset | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
“Find information about growth mindset, discover how learning mindsets can affect student performance, and explore strategies that support student confidence.”
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The great thing about the knowledge / innovation age is just how much people are willing to pass on their findings and resources for. One has to be discerning of course but once one has sifted through and located high quality, well thought out sources of material it becomes possible to develop exciting, cutting edge programmes which are at least inching towards the meeting the needs of learners today. Here's an example: resources for teaching a growth mindset. Great stuff.
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A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning | TeachThought

A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning | TeachThought | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
“ A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning”
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Useful starting point for project based learning approaches
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 22, 7:11 AM

This is an excellent PBL criterion resource to review for any interactive collaborative learning environment.

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Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions

Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck's work has made growth mindset a hotly discussed topic in education. It has also spawned misunderstandings about growth mindset and what it means in
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It is inevitable that the concept of growth mindsets should be subject to some scrutiny and it has its detractors for differing reasons.  See @alfiekohn http://www.salon.com/2015/08/16/the_education_fad_thats_hurting_our_kids_what_you_need_to_know_about_growth_mindset_theory_and_the_harmful_lessons_it_imparts/

And it will continue to do so as long as people cherry pick the bits from it that are easy to implement.  Professor Dweck herself has argued in a recent article that "(p)erhaps the most common misconception is simply equating the growth mindset with effort."  This article clears up a number of other misconceptions about growth mindsets.  It in itself requires thought, effort and reflectiveness on the part of those trying to develop the concept in schools.

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Two Schools: Which one builds a better bully? - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education.

Two Schools: Which one builds a better bully? - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education. | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
"Education-as-we-know-it is about building hierarchies -
among athletes . . . "
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Excellent article on what sort of school environment promotes bullying.  The schools which do not overvalue elite performers are more likely to be safer for all. As a practitioner in alternative provision in the UK I am lucky to operate in an educational environment where everyone is valued, where all achievement is celebrated and where no-one is praised, lauded, celebrated at the expense of others. 

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Are You An Empowering Leader? 

Are You An Empowering Leader?  | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
There was a time when leaders thought their role was to exert power over others. No longer. Today's best leaders recognize their leadership is most effective when they empower others to step up and lead.

Via Anne Leong, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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So, how can you empower others? In Discover Your True North, the author profiles five things great leaders do. 

1. Treat Others as Equals
2. Listen Actively
3. Learn From People 
4. Share Life Stories 
5. Align Around the Mission

Leadership today means being in tune with those around you and developing their skills, attributes and providing opportunities for them to become leaders in their own right.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, October 7, 2015 7:41 PM

Some useful advice on being an empowering leader,

donhornsby's curator insight, October 8, 2015 9:12 AM

(From the article): With leadership comes responsibility. As Clayton Christensen wrote, "No other occupation offers as many ways to help others learn and grow, take responsibility and be recognized for achievement."


It's time to lead authentically. You can do so by focusing on empowering others.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 12, 2015 2:16 AM

Une phrase clé : trouver son vrai nord (dans la vie) pour être un bon animateur d'équipe.

 

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Watch out for your own fixed mindset, Carol Dweck tells teachers

Watch out for your own fixed mindset, Carol Dweck tells teachers | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it
“Carol Dweck, the respected academic behind the “growth mindset” theory that has taken education by storm, has warned teachers to be aware of their own “fixed mindset” ideas. Writing for US publication Education Week, Professor Dweck said every teacher had a “fixed mindset” in some circumstances and a “growth mindset” in others, and that greater awareness of this could help teachers improve their practice.”
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It stands to reason that in order to foster a growth mindset in learners educators need to have growth mindsets themselves
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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, September 26, 2015 10:17 AM

Reflective practice for teachers can provide improved practice for our students. Check out this excellent article for your own reflection.

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Difference between 'projects' and 'project-based learning'

Difference between 'projects' and 'project-based learning' | Learning in the 21st century | Scoop.it

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Project-based learning is real, in the moment learning, which, because it demands a reflective approach all through a learning process leads to deep understanding.

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Kim Blackmore's curator insight, October 1, 2015 10:15 PM

They sound the same but are very different learning activities.