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!
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This practical, easy-to-read book explores the basics of parenting gifted children, truly giving parents the "introductory course" they need to better understand and help their gifted child. Topics include myths about gifted children, characteristics of the gifted, the hows and whys of advocacy, social and emotional issues and needs, strategies for partnering with your child's school, and more. Parenting Gifted Children 101 explores ways for you to help your child at home and maximize your child's educational experience with strategies that are based on research, but easy to implement. Each chapter--from parenting twice-exceptional students to navigating the possible challenges that school may hold for your child--contains resources for further reading and insights from more than 50 parents and educators of gifted children.
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.
Create the right conditions for a growth mindset to flourish in your school and your students Mindset doesn’t matter when things are easy; it is only when faced with challenges that working from a growth mindset influences learning. But what is a ‘growth mindset’? Why are mindset interventions not working in schools (yet)? What can be done to change this? Challenging Mindset answers key questions about Carol Dweck’s theory of Mindset and shares proven strategies for putting mindset theory into practice. A nuanced understanding of mindset is critical for fostering a growth mindset in yourself, your classroom, and your students.
There are three critical characteristics to know about poverty and education: The devastating effects of poverty are accelerating. Poverty affects both you and your students in multiple adverse ways. You have the power to reverse the academic impact poverty has on your students, and this comprehensive resource will show you how. In this revised and updated edition, two of Eric Jensen's top-selling books (Poor Students, Rich Teaching and Poor Students, Richer Teaching) have been merged into one must-read resource. Dr. Eric Jensen clearly defines seven mindsets essential for reaching economically disadvantaged students and shares corresponding strategies for ensuring college and career readiness for all learners, regardless of socioeconomic status. Motivate students to learn in the face of poverty using mindsets in the classroom: Understand the urgency of poverty in the United States and how poverty affects education, student engagement, and academic achievement. Learn how creating a positive school culture and a growth mindset for students can be beneficial in overcoming adversity. Gain seven high-impact mindsets that bring change: the relational mindset, achievement mindset, rich classroom climate mindset, engagement mindset, positivity mindset, enrichment mindset, and graduation mindset. Build effective teacher-student relationships, and help students see achievement as a reachable target. Create a welcoming classroom climate where all students love to learn and are engaged for success. Contents: Part One: Why the Relational Mindset? Chapter 1: Personalize the Learning Chapter 2: Connect Everyone for Success Chapter 3: Show Empathy Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Relational Mindset Part Two: Why the Achievement Mindset? Chapter 4: Set Gutsy Goals Chapter 5: Give Fabulous Feedback Chapter 6: Persist With Grit Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Achievement Mindset Part Three: Why the Positivity Mindset? Chapter 7: Boost Optimism and Hope Chapter 8: Build Positive Attitudes Chapter 9: Change the Emotional Set Point Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Positivity Mindset Part Four: Why the Rich Classroom Climate Mindset? Chapter 10: Engage Voice and Vision Chapter 11: Set Safe Classroom Norms Chapter 12: Foster Academic Optimism Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Rich Classroom Climate Mindset Part Five: Why the Enrichment Mindset? Chapter 13: Manage the Cognitive Load Chapter 14: Develop Better Thinking Skills Chapter 15: Enhance Study Skills and Vocabulary Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Enrichment Mindset Part Six: Why the Engagement Mindset? Chapter 16: Engage for Maintenance and Stress Chapter 17: Engage for Setup and Buy-In Chapter 18: Engage to Build Community Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Engagement Mindset Part Seven: Why the Graduation Mindset? Chapter 19: Support Alternative Solutions Chapter 20: Prepare for College and Careers Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Graduation Mindset
To succeed in school, students need more than subject area knowledge—they must learn how to learn. Self-regulation, an executive functioning skill, describes the ways that students focus attention on achieving success. Self-regulated learners find personal value in learning, develop effective study habits, welcome challenges, seek help, and use failure as a learning tool. This user-friendly guide makes the process of developing self-regulation as easy as ABC: Affect (how you feel), Behavior (what you do), and Cognition (how you think). Teaching students to balance these three elements builds motivation, resilience, and college and career readiness. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book.
The myth of fixed intelligence debunked For all the productive conversation around “mindsets,” what’s missing are the details of how to convince our discouraged and underperforming students that “smart is something you can get.” Until now. With the publication of High-Expectations Teaching, Jon Saphier reveals once and for all evidence that the bell curve of ability is plain wrong—that ability is something that can be grown significantly if we can first help students to believe in themselves. In drill-down detail, Saphier provides an instructional playbook for increasing student confidence and agency in the daily flow of classroom life: Powerful strategies for attribution retraining, organized around 50 Ways to Get Students to Believe in Themselves Concrete examples, scripts, and classroom structures and routines for empowering student agency and choice Dozens of accompanying videos showing high-expectations strategies in action All children in all schools, regardless of income or social class, will benefit from the strategies in this book. But for children of poverty and children of color, our proficiency with these skills is essential . . . in many ways life saving. Jon Saphier challenges us all—educators, students, and parents—to get started today. About Jon Saphier The author of nine books, including The Skillful Teacher, Jon Saphier is founder and president of Research for Better Teaching, Inc. (RBT), a professional development organization dedicated since 1979 to improving classroom teaching and school leadership throughout the United States and internationally.
This research-based resource details the difficult but necessary work that K-12 teachers must undertake to positively impact students living in poverty. A companion to Poor Students, Rich Teaching, this book outlines three new mindsets that enhance teaching and strengthen students' learning: the positivity mindset, enrichment mindset, and graduation mindset. The author includes implementation strategies and lesson-planning tools. Benefits Understand the urgency of addressing US poverty and how it affects students. Learn three powerful mindsets to strengthen an attitude of academic optimism. Positively influence students' emotional states to impact achievement. Build students' cognitive capacity to support learning in spite of the challenges they face. Communicate the importance of autonomy and choice to engage all students for success. Contents Preface Introduction The New Normal Part One: Why the Positivity Mindset? Secrets of the Positivity Mindset Boost Optimism and Hope Build Positive Attitudes Foster Choice, Control, and Relevancy Change the Emotional Set Point Lock in the Positivity Mindset Part Two: Why the Enrichment Mindset? Secrets of the Enrichment Mindset Manage the Cognitive Load Develop Better Thinking Skills Enhance Study Skills and Vocabulary Build Better Memory Lock in the Enrichment Mindset Part Three: Why the Graduation Mindset? Secrets of the Graduation Mindset Support Alternative Solutions Prepare for College and Careers Lock in the Graduation Mindset Appendix A: Rich Lesson Planning Appendix B: Running Your Own Brain References and Resources Index
When the first volume of The Dog Trainer's Resource was published in 2007, it became a resounding success among professional dog trainers and behaviorists. It also introduced a new generation of dog trainers to the profession and started them on the road to success with information from experts in the field. This new volume, The Dog Trainer's Resource 2, contains more cutting edge information collected from dog training's most influential magazine, The APDT Chronicle of the Dog, published by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Subjects covered in this book range from puppy training and socialization to working with veterinarians and how to run the business end of the leash. A special emphasis in this volume is on behavior problems including how to diagnose problem behaviors, training, and management strategies. It includes detailed case studies that give the reader insights from experts. Both new and seasoned dog trainers will benefit from the 73 articles written by 43 authors.
Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education is a highly practical and theoretically sound resource that will help you build a positive learning environment, teach valuable life skills, and inspire in students a desire to live active, healthy lives. It reinforces the many ways in which physical education and sport are the ideal setting to build college and career readiness skills. Teachers will learn how to help students develop a growth mindset and recognize that obstacles, challenges, and failures provide the greatest learning opportunities. The book is written with both American and Canadian national standards in mind: You can help your students achieve Standards 3, 4, and 5 of SHAPE America’s National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education and PHE Canada’s goals for physical education (“enable individuals to make healthy, active choices that are both beneficial to and respectful of their whole self, others, and their environment”). It will also aid you in achieving Standard Six of the objectives set by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). This text provides • 35 new large-group warm-up activities; • 20 character-building activities; • 11 team-building challenges; • assessment, reflection, and goal-setting strategies; and • a web resource with ready-to-use printable and editable activity materials (such as focus words and definitions, reflection scenarios, station and team challenge cards, and more). The activities, which are ready-made for use in your curriculum, include a motivational strategy and resource tool using the acronym GROWTH that will help your students learn and adopt the growth mindset traits necessary to set and reach goals. The book addresses many hot-button topics, such as emotional intelligence, community building, teamwork, physical fitness, and goal setting—all in a concise, practical, and highly effective way. As such, you will be helping your students meet Common Core and College and Career Readiness objectives. And students with goal-setting skills and a growth mindset will be well prepared to meet the challenging standards that are promoted by the Every Student Succeeds Act. In addition, Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education is the perfect antidote to bullying: Through the materials and activities, the students learn to be respectful competitors and supportive teammates. The text contains six chapters: • Chapter 1 explores the connection between emotional intelligence and a growth mindset. It reinforces the many ways in which physical education and sport are the ideal settings to build college and career readiness skills. • Chapter 2 describes the impact community building has on motivation and learning. It also contains fun community-building activities as well as guidance on how to develop a positive learning environment. • Chapter 3 outlines strategies for building character and offers reflection scenarios, focus words, inspirational sayings, and recommended video clips. • Chapter 4 supplies more than 20 fun, engaging, and motivational character-building activities and games. • Chapter 5 provides outdoor collaborative team-building challenges. • Chapter 6 delves into various aspects of developing a growth mindset through concepts such as assessment, reflection, and goal setting. Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education is a powerful and valuable resource because it develops the whole student. It helps students meet important national standards while also preparing them for success in life. This book will help you develop resilient citizens who choose to live active, healthy lifestyles; understand the importance of collaboration and teamwork; and are intrisically motivated to succeed in all areas of their lives.