Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Culture of Success and Student Achievement in Schools

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Prufrock Press, 2013 - Education - 170 pages
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When students believe they can that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. Inspired by the popular mindset idea that hard work and effort can lead to success, Mindsets in the Classroom provides educators with ideas for ways to build a growth mindset school culture, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking about their abilities and potential. The book includes a planning template, step-by-step description of a growth mindset culture, and "look-fors" for adopting a differentiated, responsive instruction model teachers can use immediately in their classrooms. It also highlights the importance of critical thinking and teaching students to learn from failure. The book includes a sample professional development plan and ideas for communicating the mindset concept to parents. With this book's easy-to-follow advice, tasks, and strategies, teachers can grow a love of learning in their students.

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User Review  - KWROLSEN - LibraryThing

As a special education teacher, I appreciate the information in this text. Not only does it give me great ideas and activities to do in the classroom, it helped me reflect on my own beliefs and ... Read full review

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User Review  - cyndiea - LibraryThing

I received a copy of this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers for a review. As a teacher, I found that this book was a great introduction to Growth Mindsets and I thought that it would be a good ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Mary Cay Ricci talks about mindset and how important it is to change your thinking in order to change your life to teachers, parents, and students across the country. She's worked for school districts in Maryland and has taught courses for Johns Hopkins University. She's also the New York Times' best-selling author of Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Culture of Success and Student Achievement in Schools and several other books.

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