Growth Mindset: Students, Parents, Teachers, Systems

I recently revisited Carol Dweck’s work with growth and fixed mindsets as I was preparing a presentation for parents at an international school in Portugal. My workshop was dealing with the value of students investing increased effort and perseverance in learning. I wanted to gain parents’ support for teachers’ practices that asked students to stretch […]

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Teaching How to Learn and Succeed

 Often in my presentations with teachers, instructional coaches and leaders, I focus on the belief that our real goal is teaching how to learn our content rather than teaching our content. Instrumental music teachers know they can’t teach you to play the instrument, they can teach you how to learn to play. If the young […]

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