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Emphasizing Growth, Not Grades, in Parent-Teacher Conferences

You can involve students and their parents or guardians in conferences by focusing on growth and goal-setting. By Lory Walker Peroff and first posted on Eduplanet. Conferences are a special time to connect with parents and guardians. However, too often, parents and students are more concerned about grades than about the learning that takes place […]

Leading Growth Mindsets: Setting Up for Success

  By James Anderson This collection of articles is intended for your school’s Growth Mindset leadership team. I outline key research you need to be familiar with, as well as many of the pitfalls you’ll want to avoid, as you adopt Growth Mindsets as part of your whole-school initiative. Importantly, I outline how to prevent […]

Habits of Mind: What You Need to Know Before You Start

  By James Anderson In this collection of articles, I outline some of the key ideas related to the Habits of Mind. This is not a manual for introducing the Habits of Mind to your school. Rather, it is an overview of the key understandings you’ll want to have before you embark on your Habits […]

Setting the Record Straight on Growth Mindset: Part 2

  By James Anderson Last week, I spoke about the first of two crucial points that must be understood about the Growth Mindset that allow us to respond thoughtfully to current criticisms. That is, the Growth Mindset is not growth – it is simply the understanding that growth is possible. The second point we need to understand […]

Setting the Record Straight on Growth Mindset

  By James Anderson Several recent studies have unfairly thrown doubt on the importance of the Growth Mindset. To respond accurately to this criticism, two crucial points must be understood: The Growth Mindset is not growth. The Growth Mindset existed before Carol Dweck. Over the next two weeks, I’ll unpack these points and explain why […]

Succeeding with Habits of Mind Blog

  James Anderson first became interested in how to teach students to become better thinkers as a classroom teacher in the late ’90s. Later, as a school leader, he spearheaded a national research project focused on infusing Art Costa and Bena Kallick’s Habits of Mind into schools and classrooms. The key finding of this project […]

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