How Can I Encourage the Growth Mindset with Three Simple Tips?
Discover how to build a foundation for your students, helping them understand that there is such a thing as a growth mindset, and demonstrating for them what it is and how it works.
Here’s how to build students’ faith in their ability to learn
The student who says “I’m bad at languages” or “I don’t ‘get’ math” is approaching learning with a “fixed” mindset – believing that his or her competence is, and always will be, limited.
A student with a “growth” mindset, on the other hand, understands things differently. He or she believes that with diligence and smart work habits, improvement is not only possible, but inevitable.
The difference in mindset can make all the difference in performance.
An eye-opening 20-Minute Mentor program led by Stephanie Delaney, dean of extended learning at Seattle Central Community College, explains how you can make your students enthusiastic converts to a growth mindset.
In How Can I Encourage the Growth Mindset With Three Simple Tips?, Dr. Delaney outlines measures to introduce students to the concept of a growth mindset and convince them it’s a key to their academic success. She then presents a variety of tested strategies you can employ to encourage and develop such a mindset in your students.
You’ll learn ways to demonstrate to your students that success is not reserved for those who are “inherently smart,” but for those who work hard to achieve it.
Provide the spark that inspires students to achieve more. Order How Can I Encourage the Growth Mindset With Three Simple Tips? and show them where perseverance can take them!
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In How Can I Encourage the Growth Mindset With Three Simple Tips?, Stephanie Delany shares classroom-tested methods for building students’ “confidence in their competence.”
You’ll first discover how to build a foundation for your students, helping them understand that there is such a thing as a growth mindset, and demonstrating for them what it is and how it works.
Next, you’ll learn about ways to help students “work smarter” to progress along the growth curve. Dr. Delaney outlines methods including:
- Developing assignment instructions strategically
- Guiding students through especially challenging areas of the course
- Building scaffolding support to help students focus on the right areas of learning
- Giving examples of good and bad work
- Having your students “crowdsource” assignment guidelines to make them more effective
You’ll also learn feedback strategies that establish the link between good study habits and academic success, including multimedia feedback, rubrics and monitoring of students’ work time.
At the conclusion of the presentation, you’ll have the knowledge and tools to:
- Boost your students’ confidence in their ability to learn
- Support them with classroom techniques that promote a growth mindset
- Reinforce growth-oriented habits with effective feedback
A student’s conviction that he or she is simply “bad at” the subject you teach will almost certainly become a self-fulfilling prophecy. On the other hand, if you can provide students with the understanding that they can succeed – and give them the tools and the inspiration to do so – you’ll see them grow, develop, and learn.
Order How Can I Encourage the Growth Mindset With Three Simple Tips? and discover how to help your students move confidently forward!
Stephanie Delaney is the dean of academic programs at South Seattle College. She has been teaching online and hybrid courses and teaching faculty best practices in distance instruction for over 15 years and she is a Quality Matters master reviewer and trainer. Delaney earned her PhD in educational leadership in higher education/distance education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She also holds a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.
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