Tag Archives: Resilience

Heinemann Fellow Tiana Silvas: Supporting Resilience and Agency in Writing Workshop

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As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation—either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.

―Martin Luther King Jr.

Teachers are on the front lines. We are advocates, mediators, magicians, actors, and even healers. Yes, healers. On any given day a teacher can witness a student trying to make sense of struggles in his life. As teachers, we carry students’ stories with us. Some of the stories make us cry, some just about break us, and some transform us.

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The 5 Habits of Mind Children Need for Success

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A Mindset for Learning: Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth follows the work Carol Dweck, Daniel Pink, Art Costa, and others, and it pairs research—psychological, neurological, and pedagogical—with practical classroom help, including instructional language, charts and visuals, teaching tips, and classroom vignettes. Authors Christine Hertz and Kristi Mraz now offer the five habits of mind that children need for success:

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Colleen Cruz: Writing Is Really Hard

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Veteran teacher and author Colleen Cruz has seen it all in the writing classroom—and she’s got something to admit: this is hard work. Real hard. In her new book The Unstoppable Writing Teacher she takes on the common concerns, struggles, and roadblocks that we all face in writing instruction and helps us engage in the process of problem solving each one.

In this video, Colleen Cruz offers a refreshing and honest truth: writing is hard. But there's something exciting about facing this challenge. How do teachers prepare students for it?

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TCRWP Twitter Chat: Reading With Grit And Power

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See below for a full transcript of the #TCRWP chat

By Anna Cockerille

Like most high-profile trends in education, the grit phenomenon has been hotly debated. Proponents, such as Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, believe that aspects of children’s characters are better predictors of success than IQ scores. They say that children who approach life with curiosity, resilience, and optimism will be better equipped to overcome challenges than those whose test scores top the class. 

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A Mindset for Learning: Human Being Practice

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So much of the work that Kristine Mraz and Christine Hertz put into their new book drew from trial-and-error. How much should you focus on persistence? On resilience? When is self-talk most effective?

A Mindset for Learning: Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth follows the work Carol Dweck, Daniel Pink, Art Costa, and others, and it pairs research—psychological, neurological, and pedagogical—with practical classroom help, including instructional language, charts and visuals, teaching tips, and classroom vignettes. Today, the book's coauthors describe the balance of their work with mindsets.

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A Mindset for Learning: The Research That Led Us Here

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What kind of person do I want to be?

A Mindset for Learning: Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth draws on the work of Carol Dweck, Daniel Pink, Art Costa, and others, and it pairs research—psychological, neurological, and pedagogical—with practical classroom help, including instructional language, charts and visuals, teaching tips, and classroom vignettes. Today, the book's coauthors—Kristi Mraz and Christine Hertz—describe in detail the work that inspired them.

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