Mindsets in the Classroom : Building a Growth Mindset Learning Community
When students believe 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, this updated edition of 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, a 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 four most important components of a growth mindset learning environment are also presented. The book includes a sample professional development plan and ideas for communicating the mindset concept to parents. This updated edition also presents ways to build the concept of "grit" and includes application to Makerspaces, instructional coaching, grading, and more! With this book's easy-to-follow advice, tasks, and strategies, teachers can grow a love of learning in their students.
- Paperback | 184 pages
- 152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 363g
- 01 Oct 2013
- Prufrock Press
- Waco, TX, United States
Table of contents
CHAPTER 1 What Are Mindsets, and How Do They Affect the Classroom? CHAPTER 2 What Are Some Ways to Begin Building a Growth Mindset School Culture? CHAPTER 3 Why Is a Differentiated, Responsive Classroom Important to a Growth Mindset Culture? CHAPTER 4 Why Is Critical Thinking Important in a Growth Mindset Class Culture? CHAPTER 5 How Can Students Learn From Failure? CHAPTER 6 What Messages Should Parents Hear About Growth Mindset? CHAPTER 7 Can Gifted Education and a Growth Mindset Belief Coexist? CHAPTER 8 What Are Some Ways to Help Students Adopt a Growth Mindset? CHAPTER 9 What Are Some Ways School Staff Can Maintain a Growth Mindset School Culture? CHAPTER 10 Summary Resources References APPENDIX A Sample Training Plan for Staff Growth Mindset Professional Development APPENDIX B Parent Newsletter Blurbs About the Author
"Mindsets in the Classroom came along just when I needed it. If you are a parent, teacher, or administrator who would like to understand growth mindset more fully, or who wants to bring others along toward growing their own growth mindsets, this 150-page resource might be just what you're looking for." - MiddleWeb "Mindsets In The Classroom is filled with actionable ideas to improve school culture. As a teacher who works with gifted students, you'll find clear tasks to integrate into your classroom as well activities for staff meetings." - Byrdseed "[Ricci] increases the reader's knowledge by weaving concepts of intelligence and "brainpower" along the way, combining poignant messages to teachers, administrators, parents and students "... that they can change the way they think about success and intelligence in the classroom." - ETFO Voice
About Mary Cay Ricci
Mary Cay Ricci is an education consultant and speaker. She was previously the Coordinator of Gifted and Talented Education for Baltimore County Public Schools. She holds certification in gifted and talented education and administration and supervision from Johns Hopkins University, where she is currently a faculty associate in the Graduate School of Education.