Tag Archives: Growth

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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A Mindset for Learning: Tricked Into Gloom And Doom

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As classroom teachers, Kristi Mraz and Christine Hertz know when things aren't going their way. Maybe a lesson isn't coalescing as hoped, maybe they've run out of time. In these flustered moments, it's easy to lose positivity and trick yourself into a "gloom and doom scenario," as Christine Hertz describes in today's video.

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A Mindset for “Good In The World”

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Kristi Mraz and Christine Hertz want to re-frame what it means to be "good" in school, and they see the classroom as a microcosm of the world. Who is working through problems? Who is facing a challenge with flexibility?

In today's video, Kristi and Christine discuss that if we lose sight of our students as our future, problems arise. The authors ask, "What does it mean to be good in the world?" A Mindset for Learning seeks to help build empathy, resilience, and openness among students. Watch the video below.

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A Mindset for Learning: Resilience And Success

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In writing their new book, coauthors Kristi Mraz and Christine Hertz knew that there are students in their classrooms who don't have a lot of exposure to optimism or resilience. This creates a grouping of those who "do well" at school, and those who stay engaged in school.

In today's video, Kristi and Christine talk about what it means to deal with problems and to take learning away from an unsuccessful moment. Instead of feeling deficient, the student can instead learn how to be resilient.

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A Mindset for Learning: Twitter Chat Archive

mindset-cover-mrazhertzThursday night Heinemann authors Kristine Mraz and Christine Hertz co-hosted a Heinemann Twitter chat about their new book A Mindset for Learning. The chat covered a range of topics from the book. We started by looking at the differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, then tackled the “good enough” mentality with our classrooms. We also covered their “5 stances for engaged and energized learners,” and the importance of play. Read below for a full review of the chat and check back every week for video blogs from the authors.

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