A Growth Mindset Continuum

Education, like any other field, is big business.  Companies involved with education love to come up with focal points every year so they can sell more stuff.  It’s kind of ugly to think of profiting off education, but it’s reality.  The big buzzword this school year seems to be Socia-Economic influences on learning.    Another big focal point the last few years has been promoting a growth mindset.

While we see scholarly articles at nauseum on this topic, I came across this applicable continuum the other day and thought it worth sharing.  Teaching our students to overcome, have grit, and have a positive mindset is worthwhile and important.  Take a look at the continuum, and let me know your thoughts!

 

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Bringing Literature & Writing to Life

Having a challenging time bringing some life to your literature and writing classes this last month of the school year?

One of my favorite activities to use is a comic strip creator available through PC, Apple, or Android.

We just created our own comics last week in literature class.  The students created their own graphic novel written in the style of the popular thriller series, Goosebumps.  The students loved it, and it has caused some of them to delve into the series further.

Check out this handy graphic organizer, and start your students on their own comic today!

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Ben Franklin Said it Best

How many hands-on learning activities have you engaged your students in this week?  This is a great visual for all you history teachers out there!

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