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A Mindset for Learning: Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth
"This book is a gem: vivid, fun and thoughtful. It's like sitting next to a skillful, experienced, focused teacher in a real classroom. Kristi and Christine draw on their years of teaching and their dedication to educating children to help students become more empathic and act more thoughtfully and to prepare them with the essentials for success in an uncertain future."
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 27th 2015 by Heinemann
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Such a relief to read a professional book that focused on learners and growing their capacities, rather than on lessons and growing a teacher's repertoire. We are full on into goal setting and preparing for student led conferences - I am so excited to give these ideas a try with my class. I think they'll be more connected and invested in their goals - as much as 8 and 9 year-olds can be. Thank you for your book!
I think this book is a good resource as far as how to implement a growth mindset, and the five stances (empathy, optimism, resilience, persistence, flexibility). Good book recommendations to teach the stances broken down by grade clusters. I'm excited to see if my school library has any of the books. I look forward to incorporating several of the ideas mentioned. It seems the suggestions are easily implemented during Community Circle (TRIBES), on L pages (reflection) in journals, sticky notes fo ...more
Good reminders throughout about what is important when making connections with kids and how to help them navigate through their days. Have used this primarily through my advisory time but also have enjoyed connecting via Twitter with the authors. Very accessible and enthusiastic about "talking" kids and how to make school more valuable for all. Will continue to use as a resource for sure.
Great book for thinking about creating engaged and motivated learners. Practical ideas supported by research and classroom experience. I'm almost excited for summer to end so I can use some of this learning with my own students.
A practical resource for all educators! Mraz and Hertz give helpful 'Teaching Tips' for guiding children to independence. Love these authors! Reading this book felt more like having a conversation with good friends who are passionate about teaching.