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How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture - Mind/Shift

How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture - Mind/Shift | Teaching  ELA | Scoop.it
Adilene Rodriguez admits she has always struggled with academics. Especially in middle school she hated getting up early, found her classes boring and didn’t really see where it was all going. When she started her freshman year at Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, California, just south of Oakland, she was a shy student who rarely spoke up in class and had little confidence in herself as a scholar.

Rodriguez is now a senior and her approach to school has changed dramatically over her high school career. She attributes her shift to her freshman science teacher, Jim Clark, who taught the class about growth mindset from the very beginning and backed up the discussion with action.

“He would tell me, ‘You need to push yourself, that’s how you’re going to grow. Be confident. You’re not always going to be successful on your first tries, but you can get there,’ ” Rodriguez said

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J A Jones's curator insight, February 10, 10:24 AM

Carol Dweck"s book Mindset is a great resource for teachers who want to learn more about this topic.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 15, 10:29 PM
"She also tries hard to model a growth mindset to her students by being open about her own struggles as a parent and a teacher. “They’re not used to teachers apologizing,” Rodgers said. “But I tell them I’m going to make mistakes all the time. And I think showing that helps them realize they can actually make mistakes.” When teachers and administrators say they want kids to have a growth mindset, the school environment has to back up that rhetoric. At Arroyo, the emphasis on growth mindset came alongside a shift to standards-based grading. Kids can see that mistakes along the way aren’t negatively affecting them and keep working to master the concepts. “When you believe it; they believe,” Rodgers said. “If I didn’t believe this, they wouldn’t buy what I’m selling.”"
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5 Reasons to Read for Reluctant Readers

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Teachers may offer up a killer classroom library and carve out class time for silent reading, but these two things do not guarantee prolific reading, or even moderate reading from your students. One of my goals when I was teaching high school was this: to have students fall in love with reading while they were in my classroom (or at least like it a little more).

So how do you motivate secondary students in a deeper, lifelong reader way? It's not just about helping a student find that right book, as teachers often see as the ultimate mission, but it's about giving reasons for reading -- and really good ones. Because let's face it, there's plenty of stuff we all have to read that we may not be crazy about, but we know it's good for us. The following motivators are inspired by educator Kelly Gallagher's book, Reading Reasons: Motivational Mini-Lessons for Middle and High School.

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Naps can boost memory, study shows

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A team of sleep researchers at the University of California, Riverside, led by psychology professor Sara C. Mednick, has found that the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for control of bodily functions not consciously directed (such as breathing, heartbeat, and digestive processes) plays a role in promoting memory consolidation – the process of converting information from short-term to long-term memory – during sleep.

The groundbreaking study, "Autonomic Activity During Sleep Predicts Memory Consolidation in Humans," appears in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Mednick and her team demonstrated, for the first time, that increases in autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity during sleep is correlated with memory improvement.

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5 Brain Facts That Influence How People Learn - Dashe & Thomson

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"If you want to create powerful learning experiences, it’s very helpful to get an understanding of how the brain works. While technology changes at an incredible rate, the brain evolves slowly. The following “brain facts” will help provide a more thorough understanding of the mysterious muscle that is the brain."


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Teen division: 'Tommy's Special Christmas' - Fayetteville Observer

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Teen division: 'Tommy's Special Christmas'
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Kellyce said she wrote "Tommy's Special Christmas" as an assignment in her AP language and composition class.
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Mr. Ray's Class Blog: AP Language and Composition Current ...

AP Language and Composition Current Events Blog for Week of October 7. Read the following article: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/10/06/204431/police-openly-beat-muslim-brotherhood.html. Answer the following ...
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Mr. Ray's Class Blog: AP Language and Composition Current ...

Read through the following article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2437206/Police-tackle-burglars-muggers-using-Minority-Report-style-technology-tackle-future-crime.html. Now, list three benefits and three ...
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BEST SITE: AP English Language and Composition Essay Rubric

A website of innovative ideas to synthesize ideas and transform education. Building Education Skills for Today: Synthesizing Ideas to Transform Education

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Dan Miller's curator insight, September 19, 2013 2:22 PM

A nice breakdown of the AP Eng Lang Rubric

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Pust - AP LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION: AGENDA 10/7

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Begin to explore the Learning Objectives for Rhetorical Analysis Essays using 2001 Mary Oliver "Owls" prompt. Start with R1, R2, R3: R1: Turn the prompt into a series of questions you can answer, e.g.: What techniques does ...
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If You're Not Proud, You're Not Done | #LEARNing2LEARN #PracTICE 

If You're Not Proud, You're Not Done | #LEARNing2LEARN #PracTICE  | Teaching  ELA | Scoop.it
If you don’t put your heart into your activities, if you hand in incomplete work as finished, if you don’t do your best every time you start something, then you’re doing yourself a tremendous disservice. The truth is, if you’re not proud of what you do, you’re not done. This doesn’t mean that you have to win the race, secure every promotion, or be named Parent of the Year, but at least you’ll know, in your heart, that you’ve done your best.

What Makes People Proud?

There are many things that make us proud — getting a promotion, making a difference in someone’s life, buying a dream house, being recognized as the best in a particular line of work, knowing that you’re raising your kids to be well-adjusted human beings, being viewed as a wonderful role model, or overcoming a serious challenge in life — to name just a few. These accomplishments are especially meaningful when they’re the result of hard work, perseverance, and knowing that you’ve done your best.

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Channelling meaningful education. Use for Connections 1010.
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Engaging Students vs. Empowering Students | Grow. Lead. Serve.

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I truly believe in the work of George Couros and "The Innovator's Mindset." For example, I am now reading "The Innovator's Mindset" for the second time and interestingly enough different points have now stood out to me. An element that George mentions is the difference between "engaging" students and "empowering" students. Through the differentiation that George made between the two concepts, I started reflecting on intangible and tangible results that I experienced in the classroom.

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35 Interesting Ways to use Google Docs in the Classroom

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Watch this collaborative slideshow created by Tom Barrett for ideas on using Google Docs in the Classroom


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The Five People Who Determine Your Success

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The five people who determine your success might not be your best friends -- but they will inspire greatness.

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ThurstonTalk Partners with River Ridge High School for a Powerful Writing ... - ThurstonTalk

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ThurstonTalk Partners with River Ridge High School for a Powerful Writing ...
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In the case of my Advanced Placement Language and Composition class, it involved teaming up with ThurstonTalk.
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NFD_rhetorical_analysis_essay.directions_.pdf


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Dan Miller's curator insight, August 21, 2013 9:03 AM

Narrative of Fredrick Douglas assignment for AP.

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Rhetorical+Devices.pdf


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Dan Miller's curator insight, August 21, 2013 8:56 AM

Extensive list of rhetorical devices for AP English Language.

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Stevens-AP Language and Composition: Weekly Agenda 9.30-10.4

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller MONDAY and TUESDAY Seating Chart More Fallacies -practice glossary entries. Fallacy Cartoons ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Intercalary Essays: Reflection/Portfolios HW Research Project due MONDAY, ...
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AP Language and Composition - WordPress.com

AP Language and Composition - WordPress.com | Teaching  ELA | Scoop.it
AP Language Students: you can use this site to download handouts from class and view other kinds of enrichment materials on the blogroll. More to come!
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