Guided practice in mathematics is fundamental to successes in math!
A growth mindset helps people to see prejudice for what it is – someone else’s view of them – and to confront it with their confidence and abilities intact.
Student should not always be made to feel that they have a special gift; they should be praised for doing what it takes to succeed.
“That’s a real good score. You must have worked really hard.”
“No matter what your ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.” #effort #growthmindset
When do you feel smart: When you’re flawless or when you’re learning??
GROWTH MINDSET is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts.
Human Capital refers to the paper qualifications of teachers.
Social Capital refers to how well teachers in a school work together.
Both are important yet, if you want to get deep change within reasonable time periods, you need strategies that are based on developing social capital.
What are your thoughts??
1. Deepen your moral imperative – moral imperative in education is raising the bar and closing the gap of learning for all students; continuously work on this through words and actions.
2. Focus on a small number of ambitious goals – the commitment to the moral imperative will dissipate if it does not have a clear and coherent focus.
3. Build and Extend a Guiding Coalition – get many leaders, both formal and informal
4. Toughen your resolve – the most difficult psychological problem for a leader is that you are working your guts off for the organization (school) and the good of others, but you are not being appreciated. Keep going even when receiving little or no praise.
5. Practice Impressive Empathy – “impressive empathy” is having empathy for someone who is in your way; its about bringing a positive stance to a difficult situation.
6. Push, Pull, and Nudge – learn to balance the three and distribute them differently depending on the situation; PUSH – involves people doing things; PULL – attract people to new things; NUDGE – make new things accessible without getting people to do anything (ie put fruit in the cafeteria instead of chips and students will go for it)
7. Think Bigger – what ever you are working on, try enlarging it by one notch.
“Preach always, and if necessary, use words.”