How Does Grit Team with a Growth Mindset to Cultivate Lifelong Learning?
Discover both instructional and classroom strategies that promote a growth mindset. Help transform students’ fixed mindsets, boost their confidence in their abilities, help them overcome setbacks in their education, and strengthen their persistence to learn.
Transform your students’ aptitude for learning
Students who put more effort into their coursework almost always see better results. More importantly, this effort equates to a growth mindset that nurtures lifelong learning
Other students exhibit a fixed mindset, concentrating on short-term measurements like grades, without developing their natural talents to the fullest.
With a combination of strategies, teachers can transform students’ fixed mindsets, boost their confidence in their abilities, help them overcome setbacks in their education, and strengthen their persistence to learn.
These strategies are explored in How Does Grit Team with a Growth Mindset to Cultivate Lifelong Learning?, the 20-Minute Mentor from Magna Publications, now available for purchase.
Dr. Lolita Paff, associate professor of business and economics at Penn State Berks, reveals easy-to-implement changes to your classroom methods that help students become more gritty, growth-minded learners.
In this insightful video, you’ll grasp the concepts of grit, tenacity, perseverance, and persistence, including Dr. Paff’s three-part strategy for teaching grit. You’ll discover both instructional and classroom strategies that promote a growth mindset. You’ll see how to get students to want to learn and how to draw students into the dynamics of the class and use their feedback to ignite their interest.
Teachers can have a profound influence on developing students’ growth mindsets and improving their academic performance. See how you can graduate students who will become lifelong learners in this indispensable video.
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Helping students persevere in their studies and think of learning as a long-term pursuit that lasts a lifetime requires a new teaching style. You’ll find actionable ideas that support these efforts in How Does Grit Team with a Growth Mindset to Cultivate Lifelong Learning?
After acquiring a clear understanding of key concepts from Dr. Paff, viewers who watch this video will be able to:
- Develop goal-directed options that show students how to work smart, not hard
- Show students how to see mistakes as opportunities, not failures
- Instill confidence in students and strengthen their persistence
- Align objectives and strategies in a consistent manner
- Identify tasks and assignments that are appropriate to the challenge
- Connect expectations to concrete outcomes
Gearing students’ mindsets for growth and infusing them with the driving forces of grit, tenacity, perseverance, and persistence can give them new-found confidence to work problems through, believe in themselves, and continue their quest for knowledge.
Benefits of Viewing
Directing students to make the leap from a mindset focused on short-term achievements to a growth mindset to make them lifelong learners is a challenging but ultimately rewarding task.
Igniting students’ interest in learning that goes beyond the classroom and the final grade lies behind this timely presentation.
After watching this video, you will:
- Be equipped with easy-to-implement ideas that can work in practically any classroom
- Identify students’ existing knowledge and what they still need to learn
- Discover how praise can help or hinder student achievement
- Focus on the effort and the legitimacy of a student’s attempts, not abilities
Teaching students how to learn is just as important as what you teach them. With the strategies and actionable ideas in this 20-minute presentation, you will see the transformational nature of grit and persistence to keep students learning long after they graduate.
Lolita Paff, Ph.D., is an associate professor of business & economics at Penn State Berks. She teaches accounting and economics courses in face-to-face, hybrid, flipped, and online formats. Recent scholarship focuses on class participation and discussion, online interaction, and engagement. She leads faculty development workshops on a variety of topics and is the chair the 2015 Teaching Professor Conference.
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