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By Ricci, Mary Cay
Inspired by the popular mindset idea that hard work and effort can lead to success, this quick reference guide provides educators with an easy-to-read overview of ideas for ways to build a growth mindset school culture, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking abo...ut their abilities and potential. The guide describes components of a growth mindset learning environment, including equitable access to advanced learning, growth mindset praise and feedback, deliberate cultivation of psychosocial skills, and more. The guide also provides information about how to frame mistakes and failure as an important part of learning. With its concise format, this guide is perfect for educators new to a growth mindset school culture or those looking for an at-a-glance review of major components.Read more
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Principals and district administrators will learn ways to develop, sustain, monitor, and lead schools and districts striving for growth mindset learning environments. The book will include guidance in the areas of: growth mindset hiring, feedback, systemic professional learning, ...and ways to evaluate present processes and protocols through a growth mindset lens. Guidance and suggestions for embedding growth mindset learning through curriculum, instruction, and grading will also be included. Anticipated barriers for implementation will be discussed, as well as suggestions for addressing these barriers. Attributes of growth mindset leaders will also be presented in this guidebook for leading in a growth mindset district!Read more
By Adams, Cheryll M., Ph.D; Cotabish, Alicia; Ricci, Mary Cay
Using the Next Generation Science Standards With Gifted and Advanced Learners provides teachers and administrators examples and strategies to implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with gifted and advanced learners at all stages of development in K12 schools. The ...book describes-and demonstrates with specific examples from the NGSS-what effective differentiated activities in science look like for high-ability learners. It shares how educators can provide rigor within the new standards to allow students to demonstrate higher level thinking, reasoning, problem solving, passion, and inventiveness in science. By doing so, students will develop the skills, habits of mind, and attitudes toward learning needed to reach high levels of competency and creative production in science fields.Read more
Companion to: Mindsets in the classroom.
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