Mindsets For Parents

Author: Mary Cay Ricci
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618215264
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All parents want their children to be successful in school, sports, and extracurricular activities. But it's not just about giving your kids praise or setting them on the right direction. Research shows that success is often dependent on mindset. Hard work, perseverance, and effort are all hallmarks of a growth mindset. That's where Mindsets for Parents: Strategies to Encourage Growth Mindsets in Kids comes in. Designed to provide parents with a roadmap for developing a growth mindset home environment, this book's conversational style and real-world examples make the popular mindsets topic approachable and engaging. It includes tools for informally assessing the mindsets of both parent and child, easy-to-understand brain research, and suggested strategies and resources for use with children of any age. This book gives parents and guardians powerful knowledge and methods to help themselves and their children learn to embrace life's challenges with a growth mindset and an eye toward increasing their effort and success!

Create A Growth Mindset School

Author: Mary Cay Ricci
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618217852
Size: 20.39 MB
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Principals and district administrators will learn ways to develop, sustain, monitor, and lead schools and districts striving for growth mindset learning environments. The book will include guidance in the areas of: growth mindset hiring, feedback, systemic professional learning, and ways to evaluate present processes and protocols through a growth mindset lens. Guidance and suggestions for embedding growth mindset learning through curriculum, instruction, and grading will also be included. Anticipated barriers for implementation will be discussed, as well as suggestions for addressing these barriers. Attributes of growth mindset leaders will also be presented in this guidebook for leading in a growth mindset district!

Mindsets In The Classroom

Author: Mary Cay Ricci
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618211374
Size: 54.21 MB
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With this book's easy-to-follow advice, tasks, and strategies, teachers can grow a love of learning in their students. When students believe that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. Inspired by the popular mindset idea that hard work and effort can lead to success, Mindsets in the Classroom provides educators with ideas for building a growth mindset school culture, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking about their abilities and potential. With the book's step-by-step guidance on adopting a differentiated, responsive instruction model, teachers can immediately use growth mindset culture in their classrooms. It also highlights the importance of critical thinking and teaching students to learn from failure. Includes a sample professional development plan and ideas for communicating the mindset concept to parents.

Money For Good Grades And Other Myths About Motivating Kids

Author: Barbara R. Blackburn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429769784
Size: 80.94 MB
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In this helpful resource, expert educator Barbara R. Blackburn guides parents through the top eight myths about motivation and reveals what really works for kids. Each chapter is filled with practical information and stories that help you understand how to handle a variety of situations related to your child’s success at school. Blackburn helps you get to the bottom of issues such as: • Is motivating with rewards effective? • What if your student doesn’t care about school? • How does your relationship with your student affect their motivation? • How can you set high expectations without too much pressure? • Is it okay for my kid to struggle, get stuck, and fail? • How does competition affect success in school? • What should you do when nothing seems to be working? Chapters also include specific classroom connections for each strategy, so you can begin proactively working with your child's teacher. With the accessible advice in this book, you’ll be able to reach your child more effectively so that he or she is more motivated from within, and more successful in school and beyond! Bonus: Guides for collaboration between parents and schools are available on our website at www.routledge.com/9781138368200 so that schools can use the book to work more effectively with parents through PTA and PTO organizations, family support groups, and more. You'll also find a guide for parents to use to facilitate book clubs or reading groups.

The Adhd Empowerment Guide

Author: James Forgan
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618219332
Size: 32.30 MB
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The ADHD Empowerment Guide is different from other parenting ADHD books because it helps parents identify their child's strengths to develop a specific plan to unlock their child's potential. Parents will complete two easy-to-follow questionnaires to identify their child's natural abilities, as well as determine key characteristics in their child that research has shown to help children with ADHD succeed in life. These characteristics include emotional control, integrity, grit, resiliency, resourcefulness, organization, motivation, school fit, support systems, and productive use of technology. Using the practical strategies presented, strength-building activities, and the information learned from the questionnaires, parents will create a success plan that will unlock their child's potential and build a positive outlook on the journey of raising a child with ADHD. The authors, two professionals who have "been there and done that" with their own children with ADHD, illustrate their strategies and content by highlighting successful people with ADHD who excelled in various areas and share some of their success secrets to raising a successful child with ADHD.

Encouraging Learning

Author: James Nottingham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136763112
Size: 51.71 MB
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‘I recommend this book to anyone wishing to help children learn. In it you will find some lovely ideas for improving the way we encourage, support and praise all young people.’ Professor Carol Dweck, author of Mindset, Stanford University, USA ‘James has developed a rare skill for blending arresting anecdotes, hard-edged research and practical advice into a truly compelling narrative.’ Professor Barry Hymer, author of the Gifted and Talented Pocket Book, Cumbria University, UK Over the last 20 years James Nottingham has studied how children learn. He has taught every age group in both primary and secondary schools, helped deaf teenagers deal with anger and isolation and even done philosophy with three-year-olds. In this inspiring, humorous, and practical book he shows what you can do to help children of all ages develop into confident, thoughtful and independent learners. Based around the acronym ASK, this book explores attitudes, skills and knowledge to learning – what is required and how to develop these skills more effectively. It shows how to encourage independent thinking and a spirit of inquiry in your children. Highlights include: the dangers of calling our children clever, bright and gifted; the best ways to teach wisdom; how to help children excel in exams; why curiosity did not kill the cat. With a foreword written by John Hattie, Encouraging Learning draws on research from some of the most respected experts on thinking and learning to identify the best ways to help children learn more effectively, efficiently and co-operatively. For everyone living or working with children – particularly teachers, parents, carers and youth workers - this book shows you some of the best ways to enhance children’s learning, including how to question, praise, and encourage more effectively.

Keep Growing

Author: Joey Mandel
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 1551389215
Size: 80.40 MB
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Growth mindset, grit, and self-regulation are all terms that teachers and parents have been hearing a lot lately. Drawing on research into the importance of growth mindsets and self-control, Keep Growing shows how teachers can provide opportunities for students to develop traits that will make them better able to face challenges and recover from setbacks. It supports the creation of a practice-based environment that helps teachers transform theory into teachable moments. This practical book provides strategies, activities, and assessment tools that will help children to change their mindsets and foster their desire to tackle difficult tasks, their ability to push through challenging work, and their application of what they have learned. It also offers suggestions for home–school communication that will help you build stronger partnerships and keep students and their learning growing, inside the classroom and out.

Learning Without Fear

Author: Julia Stead
Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785834371
Size: 41.60 MB
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In Learning without Fear: A practical toolkit for developing growth mindset in the early years and primary classroom, Julia Stead and Ruchi Sabharwal provide teachers of this age group with a colourful collection of strategies and resources designed to nurture young learners’ resilience and learning capabilities. Having a growth mindset can really empower young learners to take risks to extend and deepen their learning. There is, however, more to it than simply adding ‘yet’ to ‘I can’t do this’. In Learning without Fear Julia and Ruchi tackle this misconception head-on, combining bite-sized theory with the practical tools and techniques that will enable teachers to map out their pupils’ growth mindset journey from the early years up to their departure for the challenges of secondary school. Together they share tried-and-tested lesson ideas, questionnaires and examples of outstanding practice taken from their own very successful classrooms – all colourfully packaged into a complete toolkit that illustrates both the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of successfully embedding growth mindset in early years and primary settings. The book begins with a discussion of the benefits of instilling the traits and attitudes of a growth mindset early on in a learner’s life, and presents a selection of mini stories that serve as simple springboards into exploring the mindset of young learners. The full-colour illustrations that accompany the stories are also available as free downloads for teachers’ own use in the classroom. To help educators boost their pupils’ engagement and empower them to visualise a route to success, Julia and Ruchi advocate employing the analogy of a learning journey from Stuck Island to Got-It City. This involves navigating Challenge Ocean, and the authors make this voyage more achievable by providing a survival kit of learning techniques – designed to encourage pupils to take ownership in the face of struggle and to use metacognitive devices when tackling tricky tasks. The book’s comprehensive series of 39 lesson ideas – one for every week of the school year – are tagged with symbols to help teachers seek out activities suitable for their desired lesson focus, pupil groupings, time allocation and age range, and there is also a chapter dedicated to the ways in which the children’s progress can be assessed. Suitable for both newly qualified and experienced teachers of learners aged 3–11. Chapters include: Chapter 1 – Brain vs Mindset; Chapter 2 – Getting Started; Chapter 3 – Teaching Success; Chapter 4 – Learning Environments and Displays; Chapter 5 – Children’s Self-Regulation and Autonomy; Chapter 6 – Higher-Order Thinking; Chapter 7 – The Ability Myth; Chapter 8 – Feedback, Marking and Praise; Chapter 9 – Classroom Assessment; Chapter 10 – Lesson Ideas; Chapter 11 – Assessing the Impact of Your Endeavour; Chapter 12 – Looking Further Afield: Engaging Parents.

Expansive Education

Author: Lucas, Bill
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335247555
Size: 63.32 MB
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This book offers a powerful manifesto for schools to articulate a different vision of education that looks beyond exam success.

Adding Parents To The Equation

Author: Hilary Kreisberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475833598
Size: 66.39 MB
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This book for parents describes how elementary-aged kids are learning mathematics today, why this new way of learning is beneficial, and what they can specifically do at home to support their child’s math education and engagement