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The Creativity Mindset

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I absolutely love all of the emphasis on mindsets these days. There are growth mindsets (which I discuss in The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop) and maker mindsets (which I discuss...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 20, 2015 9:05 PM

Philosophers such as Gadamer have written about Bildung which incorporates these characteristics as projects of self-renewal.

 

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, March 21, 2015 11:26 AM
Thanks, Beth Dichter. I find the mindsets very understandable and appealing, much like the science habits of mind.
SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, April 6, 2015 11:48 AM

We must stop educating students out of their creativity and foster an environment that celebrates the creative genius of the students entrusted to our care.

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How Educators Can Assist Learners in Developing a Growth Mindset

How Educators Can Assist Learners in Developing a Growth Mindset | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
I have written, described, and presented about the growth mindset in education settings, see The Educator and the Growth Mindset The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop Growth Mindset:...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 28, 2014 5:23 PM

How can you, as an educator, help students develop a growth mindset? This infographic from Jackie Gerstein provides provides a  look at:

* "the common beliefs of an educator who promotes a growth mindset"

* "common beliefs of an educator who promotes a growth mindset"

She also discusses the need for a teacher to become a coach when we look at mindset, providing a link for additional information that you may find helpful, as well as links to some of here previous writings on mindset.

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Hope and Optimism: The Other 21st Century Skills

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Due to the interest of my post The Other 21st Skills, I decided to individually discuss each of the skills or dispositions I proposed that are in addition to the seven survival skills as identified...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 6, 2014 8:36 PM

Jackie Gerstein returns with a post on Hope and Optimism, another 21st century skill. Why hope and optimism? There are important skills/characteristics in this area:

* Positive View About the Future

* Can Do Attitude

* Personal Agency

* Engage in Positive Self Talk

* Belief in Ability to Solve Problems

* Belief in One’s Ability to Impact Positively on One’s Situation.

* Maintaining Perspective

* Sense of Efficacy

She then provides information and links to articles that have researched how hope and optimism impact students' lives in many areas, research based guidelines on how to build skills of hope in students, and more. This post provides much food for thought.

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Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 9, 2013 7:55 PM

We live in age with many distractions. What happens to students when they are constantly being interrupted by one digital device or another? What impact might this have on their ability to cultivate "skills of attention...if students don’t learn how to concentrate and shut out distractions, research shows they’ll have a much harder time succeeding in almost every area."

What should we do to help students learn to focus? Should learning to focus become a part of the curriculum? Learn more about this topic by clicking through to the post.

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Brain-Based Learning Techniques to Try in Your Classroom

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"Brain-based learning isn’t a new concept, but it’s enjoying renewed attention thanks to the teacher accountability movement begun by President George W. Bush and continued by President Barack Obama. In a nutshell, teachers who use brain-based techniques don their “neuroscientist” hats and focus on creating experiences that cater to the inner workings of their students’ brains. The result: better learning experiences and better retention."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 31, 2014 9:58 PM

This post shares three techniques you may want to incorporate into your classroom. Each has a short description as well as a section on why it is effective and how to implement the technique.

* Incorporate frequent brain breaks

* Make time for social and emotional learning

* Teach smaller chunks

As new research is published on the brain the impact it may have on the classroom is significant. If we know that providing short brain breaks (and movement breaks) may allow students to come back refreshed and ready to learn then we need to consider how we can provide these opportunities.

Sally DeCost's curator insight, November 1, 2014 12:17 PM

Excellent article on Brain Based Learning. It includes many of the concepts emphasized by Whole Brain Teaching.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 2, 2014 11:49 AM

Thx Beth Dichter

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The Branches of the Other 21st Century Skills

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Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase).  I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony...

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venkatesh v's curator insight, February 3, 2014 7:24 AM

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Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, February 3, 2014 12:00 PM

Y si los profesionales de la política lo pensaran mejor, también empezarían según aquel viejo dicho sapiencial: "sólo sé que no sé nada" -- y por tanto .... A APRENDER

Estos consejos para los que aprenden, lo necesitan para sobrevivir, en  el  ámbito de lo económco, valen tambien para los profesionales (?) de la política

Gary Harwell's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:14 PM

Makes good Sense with the overall picture of where we are and where we are going.

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Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 9, 2013 7:55 PM

We live in age with many distractions. What happens to students when they are constantly being interrupted by one digital device or another? What impact might this have on their ability to cultivate "skills of attention...if students don’t learn how to concentrate and shut out distractions, research shows they’ll have a much harder time succeeding in almost every area."

What should we do to help students learn to focus? Should learning to focus become a part of the curriculum? Learn more about this topic by clicking through to the post.