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When math teachers change mindset, student grades go up

When math teachers change mindset, student grades go up | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
When teachers reexamine how they were taught math and their perceptions of their ability, student test scores and attitudes about math dramatically improve, according to a new study.

The research, which appears in the journal Education Sciences, shows that fifth-grade teachers who took an online class designed to give them a different approach to mathematics teaching and learning, achieved significantly higher test results for their students compared with a control group of teachers in the same schools who did not take the class.

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Hackschooling Makes Me Happy ~ MAKE magazine

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by Goli Mohammadi


"When 13-year-old Tahoe native Logan LaPlante takes the stage for his TEDx talk at the University of Nevada, what follows are 11 minutes of eloquent, confident wisdom on his style of education, which he calls “hackschooling.” Here’s a sample:


'I’m not tied to one particular curriculum, and I’m not dedicated to one particular approach. I hack my education. I take advantages of opportunities in my community and through a network of my friends and family. I take advantage of opportunities to experience what I’m learning, and I’m not afraid to look for shortcuts or hacks to get a better, faster result. It’s like a remix or a mashup of learning. … And here’s the cool part: because it’s a mindset, not a system, hackschooling can be used by anyone, even traditional schools.'


"He touts the virtues of having the hacker mindset:


'A lot of people think of hackers as geeky computer nerds who live in their parents’ basement and spread computer viruses, but I don’t see it that way. Hackers are innovators. Hacker are people who challenge and change the systems to make them work differently, to make them work better. It’s just how they think, it’s a mindset.

I’m growing up in a world that needs more people with the hacker mindset, and not just for technology. Everything is up for being hacked, even skiing, even education. So whether it’s Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, or Shane McConkey, having the hacker mindset can change the world.'


"He emphasizes the importance of being happy:


'We don’t seem to make how to be healthy and happy a priority in our schools; it’s separate from schools, and for some kids it doesn’t exist at all, but what if we didn’t make it separate? What if we based our education on the practice of being happy and healthy because that’s what it is: a practice, and a simple practice at that. … Education is important, but why is being happy and healthy not considered education? I just don’t get it.''"


Check out Logan’s full TEDx talk, “Hackschooling Makes Me Happy,” 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h11u3vtcpaY

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Mark Laird MSc's curator insight, September 9, 2013 7:17 AM

This kid has hit the nail on the head.

wow! What an insite!

Debbie Ruston - The Success Educator's curator insight, September 9, 2013 1:24 PM

Excellent mesage from Logan on the importance of being creative, doing things diffferently, taking personal responsibility for education and realizng there is choice outside of traditional education....

Denise McManus's curator insight, September 10, 2013 5:04 AM

I love the idea of self schooling, being happy.....very confident new teen

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Intelligence and Other Stereotypes: The Power of Mindset | Scientific American

Intelligence and Other Stereotypes: The Power of Mindset |  Scientific American | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Maria Konnikova

 

"Just as our mindset can hold us back, it can move us forward. Our mindset can change, and with it, our self-perception and our subsequent ability to take on various tasks. Women who are given examples of females successful in scientific and technical fields don’t experience the negative performance effects on math tests. College students exposed to Dweck’s theories of intelligence—specifically, the incremental theory—have higher grades and identify more with the academic process at the end of the semester. In one study, minority students who wrote about the personal significance of a self-defining value (such as family relationships or musical interests) three to five times during the school year had a GPA that was 0.24 grade points higher over the course of two years than those who wrote about neutral topics—and low-achieving African Americans showed improvements of 0.41 points, on average. Moreover, the rate of remediation dropped from 18% to 5%."

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Changing Our Mindset (Visual)

Changing Our Mindset (Visual) | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Beth Dichter's insight:

This chart looks at the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset by looking at eight areas:

* Desire

* Evaluation of situations

* Dealing with setbacks

* Challenges

* Effort

* Criticism

* Success of others

* Result...

You may want to share this with students or other teachers at your school.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 30, 2013 5:50 PM

This chart looks at the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset by looking at eight areas:

* Desire

* Evaluation of situations

* Dealing with setbacks

* Challenges

* Effort

* Criticism

* Success of others

* Result...

You may want to share this with students or other teachers at your school.

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:55 AM

Mindset can we use DH to shift user mindsets?

Phil Turner's curator insight, December 1, 2013 5:50 PM

Learning experientially can be more or less painful ... depending on your mindset.  You can pick your mindset, and this checklist helps you reflect on what mode you are operating in.

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The Trouble With Bright Girls ~ Psychology Today

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by Heidi Grant Halvoson, Ph.D.


"Researchers have uncovered the reason for this difference in how difficulty is interpreted, and it is simply this: more often than not, bright girls believe that their abilities are innate and unchangeable, while bright boys believe that they can develop ability through effort and practice. 


"How do girls and boys develop these different views? Most likely, it has to do with the kinds of feedback we get from parents and teachers as young children. Girls, who develop self-control earlier and are better able to follow instructions, are often praised for their "goodness." When we do well in school, we are told that we are "so smart," "so clever, " or " such a good student." This kind of praise implies that traits like smartness, cleverness, and goodness are qualities you either have or you don't.


"Boys, on the other hand, are a handful. Just trying to get boys to sit still and pay attention is a real challenge for any parent or teacher. As a result, boys are given a lot more feedback that emphasizes effort (e.g., "If you would just pay attention you could learn this," "If you would just try a little harder you could get it right.") The net result: When learning something new is truly difficult, girls take it as sign that they aren't "good" and "smart", and boys take it as a sign to pay attention and try harder."

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AnnC's curator insight, September 7, 2013 1:33 PM

Socialization and messages play a part in how we think.

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Mindset Matters

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You can have either a fixed or growth mindset according to Carol Dweck, Which mindset do you have?

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ratzelster's curator insight, June 25, 2013 11:34 AM

We've all heard these terms.  I thought this diagram illustrates the main ideas and might be something you can save and use in future presentations.

Cynthia Alvarado's curator insight, July 12, 2013 8:25 PM

Mindset makes a difference!

Stephen Gwilliam's curator insight, July 23, 2013 8:49 AM

Carol Dweck: The Effect of Praise on Mindsets - http://youtu.be/TTXrV0_3UjY really interesting stuff!