Our conversation: Considering the Impact of “Mindset”

Over the past few weeks, Twitter has been buzzing with ideas around the impact of “mindset” on student learning.  As #fallSIM* makes its way across Ontario, we see an amazing array of resources being posted on Twitter. Screen Shot 2014-10-03 at 12.37.15 PM

This page contains an array of resources around teaching the growth mindset, including videos from Ontario educators outlining how they are doing this in their schools.

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Konrad Glogowski shared this extensive compilation of resources for teachers.

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David Sornberger from #TLDSBLearns shared this video on Twitter: http://video.wsd.k12.ca.us/videos/345/professor-carol-dweck-‘teaching-a-growth-mindset’-at-young-minds-2 

We have so much to think about when it comes to the importance of a growth mindset.  How do we ensure our hiring practices are putting teachers with a growth mindset in front of students?  If we know that challenging tasks impact the growth of brain cells, what are the rights of gifted children to appropriate levels of instruction and challenge?

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Let’s continue the conversation.

On Tuesday, October 7, join the the Growth Mindset “open mic” chat (8:00 p.m. EDT start time)  by clicking  [here]  anytime after 7:30 p.m.  EDT. Note:  If you are joining for the first time , please allow a few moments for the necessary plugins to download. We look forward to your participation in this professional learning opportunity.


*#LNSSIM and #FallSIM refer to “System Implementation and Monitoring”, hosted by the Ontario Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat (LNS) http://sim.abel.yorku.ca/


3 thoughts on “Our conversation: Considering the Impact of “Mindset””

  1. Been thinking about Hattie’s statement “Schools don’t exist to help students reach their potential. The purpose of schools is to help
    students exceed their potential.”
    We talk a lot about helping students reach their potential. For me, the ultimate growth mindset is the idea that a student’s potential is not static. If a student’s potential today is the same as it was yesterday, we have failed them.

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