Dr. Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, says that a growth mindset is the foundation of wanting a challenge, persevering through the challenge, and desiring long-term growth and success. One of my favorite training workshops to deliver to all schools, but especially schools that are dealing with high-poverty students, is my Growth Mindset workshop.
Brain Research Differentiated strategies are embedded throughout these topics. Brain-Smart Foods That Maximize Learning (Grades K–12) Calming the Raging Storms of Stress (Grades K–12) Daily Lesson Planning Made Easy! (Grades K–12) DARE to Engage! (Grades K–12) Deeper Learning: Seven Powerful Strategies for In-Depth and Longer-Lasting Learning (Grades 3–12) Strategies That Stick: Memory Tricks for Retention…Details
If more people showed and received empathy, or the “social glue,” toward one another, people might perceive their stressors and life differently. They could respond more positively to their daily stressors and to those of others. We can turn this negative cycle into a positive one.
Every student comes to a learning opportunity with a different schema or background knowledge. When students use these already-created, neural “superhighways,” learning is often more effective and efficient. When educators prepare, prime or pre-expose the brain before learning new information, they are helping students assimilate the information in smarter and easier ways.