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Growth Mindset

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Taylor Callory for Education Week
Curriculum The Myth Fueling Math Anxiety
One in 4 teachers feel anxious doing math. This is having a big impact on what happens in the classroom.
Sarah D. Sparks, January 7, 2020
6 min read
Student Well-Being Anxiety Can Make Kids Avoid Math. Here's How They Can Talk Through the Fear
New research suggests anxiety can make students avoid engaging in math, even when they could gain big rewards from doing so. But a separate study also offers a simple way teachers can help math-anxious students build confidence.
Sarah D. Sparks, December 19, 2019
4 min read
A student participates in an online survey about his beliefs about learning as part of an intervention designed to improve students’ academic mindsets.
A student participates in an online survey about his beliefs about learning as part of an intervention designed to improve students’ academic mindsets.
Photo and Video Source: University of Texas at Ausin; Project for Education Research That Scales
Student Achievement National Study Bolsters Case for Teaching 'Growth Mindset'
A national study of nearly 12,500 9th graders finds that two sessions of a 25-minute exercise on “growth mindset” can boost students’ grades and their willingness to take on challenging classes.
Sarah D. Sparks, August 7, 2019
8 min read
Teaching Opinion I Am a Badass and So Are You
If you're looking for a good read and to start shifting your consciousness around some of the sticky areas of your life, I strongly recommend this book. This way you can be the best badass version of yourself.
Starr Sackstein, August 1, 2019
2 min read
Teaching Opinion Five Minutes Until Show Time, and I'd Like to Throw Up
If you have a message to share that people need to hear, take a risk and share. Whether you're writing/blogging, speaking, or sharing with your colleagues, remember that our stories matter.
Starr Sackstein, July 25, 2019
2 min read
Student Well-Being Opinion The End Is Coming, But I'm Not Giving Up
Education Week is making some changes to its blogs, and this blog will no longer be publishing new content. Thank you for your time and feedback over the last five years.
Starr Sackstein, July 23, 2019
2 min read
Student Well-Being Want More Creativity? Help Children See Themselves Differently
Encouraging children to think about different facets of their own identities can help them think about other problems in novel ways, a new study suggests.
Sarah D. Sparks, July 10, 2019
3 min read
Student Well-Being Opinion 6 'Harry Potter' Quotes That Inspire Character Development
"Harry Potter" novels have the power to teach important social-emotional lessons to help young people develop into kinder human beings.
Starr Sackstein, July 8, 2019
4 min read
Student Well-Being Opinion #ThankaTeacher on Teacher Appreciation Week (and Every Day)
On this teacher appreciation week, who would you like to thank? Please share
Starr Sackstein, May 9, 2019
4 min read
Mathematics Report Roundup Social-Emotional Learning
Presenting math in a way that encourages a growth mindset can improve students' motivation, finds a new study in the journal Trends in Neuroscience and Education.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 9, 2019
1 min read
Teaching Opinion Going Down the Rabbit Hole for Deeper Learning
We must be the learning. Walk the walk that we talk or else how can we be taken seriously as a group of professionals.
Starr Sackstein, April 4, 2019
3 min read
Professional Development Opinion Fear, the Kryptonite to Learning
The older we get, the harder it is to make change. Think about the adage, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." It is ingrained in us that change becomes almost impossible as we age, but that is simply not true.
Starr Sackstein, March 26, 2019
3 min read
Teaching Opinion Let's Focus on What Learners CAN Do, and Plan From There
Learning isn't easy, and we all have our challenges. Rather than assume our learners can't, giving them boring learning opportunities or watered-down versions of the learning, provide rigorous, engaging experiences and watch to see how much all students will grow.
Starr Sackstein, March 15, 2019
3 min read
Teaching Opinion Teachers, See Learning as Students Do
Too often, we take risks ourselves, only letting some of the rope out for students to be more autonomous, but because we don't know what to do with ourselves while that is happening, we can sabotage perfectly good learning experiences.
Starr Sackstein, March 5, 2019
4 min read