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A Mindset for Learning

A Mindset for Learning

Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth

  • Author: Kristine Mraz,Christine Hertz
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780325062884
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 192
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"This book is a gem: vivid, fun and thoughtful. It's like sitting next to a skillful, experienced, focused teacher in a real classroom. Kristi and Christine draw on their years of teaching and their dedication to educating children to help students become more empathic and act more thoughtfully and to prepare them with the essentials for success in an uncertain future." -Arthur Costa, author of Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind We know how to teach content and skills. But can we teach the habits of mind needed for academic success, a love of learning, and agency in the world? We can, and A Mindset for Learning shows us how. "We want our students to take on challenges with zeal," write Kristi Mraz and Christine Hertz, "to see themselves not as static test scores but as agents of change." Drawing on the work of Carol Dweck, Daniel Pink, Art Costa, and others, Kristi and Christine show us how to lead students to a growth mindset for school-and life-by focusing on five crucial, research-driven attitudes: optimism-putting aside fear and resistance to learn something new persistence-keeping at it, even when a task is hard flexibility-trying different ways to find a solution resilience-bouncing back from setbacks and learning from failure empathy-learning by putting oneself in another person's shoes. A Mindset for Learning pairs research-psychological, neurological, and pedagogical-with practical classroom help, including instructional language, charts and visuals, teaching tips, classroom vignettes, and more. "This book holds our dreams for all children," write Kristi and Christine, "that they grow to be brave in the face of risk, kind in the face of challenge, joyful and curious in all things." If you want that for your students, then help them discover A Mindset for Learning.

Kids First from Day One

Kids First from Day One

A Teacher's Guide to Today's Classroom

  • Author: Christine Hertz,Kristine Mraz
  • Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
  • ISBN: 9780325092508
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 184
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"This book is a place to start creating the classroom of your dreams from the very first minute of school, a classroom that is research based, child centered, and in step with the world today." - Christine Hertz and Kristine Mraz The classroom of your dreams starts with one big idea. From the first days of school to the last, Kids First from Day One shares teaching that puts your deepest teaching belief into action: that children are the most important people in the room. Christine Hertz and Kristi Mraz show how to take that single, heartfelt value and create a cohesive, highly effective approach to teaching that addresses today's connected, collaborative world. With infectious enthusiasm, hard-won experience, and a generous dose of humor, Kids First from Day One shows exactly how Christine and Kristi build and maintain a positive, cooperative, responsive classroom where students engage deeply with their learning and one another. Kids First from Day One strengthens and deepens the connections between your love of working with kids, your desire to impact their lives, and your teaching practice. It shares: plans for designing beautiful classroom spaces that burst with the fun of learning positive language and classroom routines that reduce disruptive behavior-without rewards and consequences suggestions for matching students' needs to high-impact teaching structures a treasury of the Christine and Kristi's favorite "teacher stuff" such as quick guides for challenging behavior, small-group planning grids, and parent letters links to videos that model the moves of Christine's and Kristi's own teaching. Just starting out and want to know what really works in classrooms? Curious about how to make your room hum with learning? Or always on the lookout for amazing teaching ideas? Read Kids First from Day One. You'll discover that the classroom of your dreams is well within your reach.

Purposeful Play

Purposeful Play

A Teacher's Guide to Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day

  • Author: Kristine Mraz,Alison Porcelli,Cheryl Tyler
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780325077888
  • Category: Education
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Sharing the Blue Crayon

Sharing the Blue Crayon

How to Integrate Social, Emotional, and Literacy Learning

  • Author: Mary Anne Buckley
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
  • ISBN: 1625310110
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 198
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Social and emotional learning is at the heart of good teaching, but as standards and testing requirements consume classroom time and divert teachers' focus, these critical skills often get sidelined. In "Sharing the Blue Crayon," Mary Anne Buckley shows teachers how to incorporate social and emotional learning into a busy day and then extend these skills to literacy lessons for young children. Through simple activities such as read-alouds, sing-alongs, murals, and performances, students learn how to get along in a group, empathize with others, develop self-control, and give and receive feedback, all while becoming confident readers and writers. As Buckley shares, "Every day we ask young children to respectfully converse, question, debate, and collaborate about literature, science, math problems, history, and more. That's sophisticated stuff and requires sophisticated skills. Social and emotional skills are essential to helping children communicate their knowledge and articulate their questions. We must teach students how to build respectful, caring classroom communities, where students are supported and fully engaged in the learning and everyone can reach their potential." In this fresh and original book, Buckley captures the humor, wonder, honesty, and worries of our youngest learners and helps teachers understand how to harness their creativity and guide their conversations toward richer expressions of knowledge. Teachers of special populations will especially appreciate Buckley's successful strategies for reaching English language learners and children from high-poverty homes who may not have strong foundations for academic discourse. As Buckley reminds us, "By understanding one another--orally and socially at first, then using those community-building exchanges to strengthen the skills of reading and writing--we experience the authentic pride and sweet joys of learning, understanding, and connecting to one another."

Becoming a Growth Mindset School

Becoming a Growth Mindset School

The Power of Mindset to Transform Teaching, Leadership and Learning

  • Author: Chris Hildrew
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351716549
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 162
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Becoming a Growth Mindset School explores the theories which underpin a growth mindset ethos and lays out how to embed them into the culture of a school. It offers step-by-step guidance for school leaders to help build an approach to teaching and learning that will encourage children to embrace challenge, persist in the face of setback, and see effort as the path to mastery. The book isn’t about quick fixes or miracle cures, but an evidence-based transformation of the way we think and talk about teaching, leading, and learning. Drawing upon his own extensive experience and underpinned by the groundbreaking scholarship of Carol Dweck, Angela Duckworth, and others, Chris Hildrew navigates the difficulties, practicalities, and opportunities presented by implementing a growth mindset, such as: forming a growth mindset curriculum launching a growth mindset with staff marking, assessing, and giving feedback with a growth mindset growth mindset misconceptions and potential mistakes family involvement with a growth mindset. Innovatively and accessibly written, this thoroughly researched guide shows how a growth mindset ethos benefits the whole school community, from its students and teachers to parents and governors. Becoming A Growth Mindset School will be of invaluable use to all educational leaders and practitioners.

Smarter Charts, K-2

Smarter Charts, K-2

Optimizing an Instructional Staple to Create Independent Readers and Writers

  • Author: Marjorie Martinelli,Kristine Mraz
  • Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
  • ISBN: 9780325043425
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 100
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"Your charts don't need to be perfect, just thoughtful. You don't even have to be able to draw. Just put the child before the chart." - Marjorie Martinelli and Kristine Mraz Listen to an interview with Marjorie and Kristi, the Chartchums, on Education Talk Radio. Commercially available charts leave you hanging? Want the secret to jump-off-the-wall charts that stick with kids? Trust Smarter Charts. Did you ever want to know: What do great charts look like? How many is too many? Where are the best places for them in my classroom? How long do I keep them? How do I know if they are working? Then you'll want to meet Marjorie Martinelli and Kristine Mraz, the Chartchums. They struggled with the same questions, and Smarter Charts shares not only the answers, but the best practices they've discovered as well. Amp up the power of your charts with tips on design and language, instructional use, and self-assessment. Even better, discover surprising strategies that deepen engagement, strengthen retention, and heighten independence-all by involving students in chart making. Packed with full-color sample charts from real classrooms, Smarter Charts shares simple, brain-based strategies proven to make your classroom an even more active, effective space for literacy instruction and classroom management.

How to Develop Growth Mindsets in the Classroom

How to Develop Growth Mindsets in the Classroom

The Complete Guide

  • Author: Mike Gershon
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781534830318
  • Category:
  • Page: 152
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How can we help our students become more resilient, more determined and happier to embrace challenges? What can we do to change how they think about mistakes? And how can we help them appreciate that targeted effort is the number one path to mastery? In this timely and compelling book, bestselling author Mike Gershon presents you with everything you need to develop growth mindsets in your classroom. Calling on a wealth of teaching and training experience, Mike sets out the different areas of pedagogy you need to focus on, then gives you the practical strategies you can use to make change happen. With more than 200 exemplar questions and over sixty strategies, activities and techniques, this book is your go to guide for establishing, cultivating and sustaining growth mindsets in the students you teach. It's the starting point for your growth mindsets journey. Chapters Include: - Getting the Language Right - Changing how Students Perceive Mistakes - Targeting Student Effort - Giving Great Feedback - Thinking About Thinking - Creating a Challenge Culture - Engaging Parents with Growth Mindsets Mike is the author of over 80 books and guides covering different areas of classroom practice. His online resources have been viewed and downloaded more than 3.5 million times. You can find out more at www.mikegershon.com and www.gershongrowthmindsets.com

Everybody Present

Everybody Present

Mindfulness in Education

  • Author: Nikolaj Flor Rotne,Didde Flor Rotne
  • Publisher: Parallax Press
  • ISBN: 1937006433
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 192
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Everybody Present illustrates the transformative effects of mindfulness on educators, students, and their classrooms. Using concrete examples, Didde and Nikolaj Flor Rotne present a mode of classroom engagement that reduces stress to make room for thoughtful learning. A working manual addressed to everyone in the educational universe, Everybody Present presents real-world applications grounded in solid research. Stories, exercises, and case studies demonstrate the effectiveness of mindful practices across all areas of education. By exploring the challenges of teaching, Everybody Present will help all educators transform feelings of inadequacy into experiences of abundance. Everybody Present seeks to create a new kind of culture in our schools: one that counters stress and facilitates learning. It reframes the student-teacher relationship, showing teachers how to supplant antagonism and foster strong relationships by planting seeds of mindfulness in their students and encouraging them to embark on a mindfulness practice of their own. Everybody Present is intended to contribute to the creation of a culture throughout the educational system writ large, working against stress and victim mentality to set in motion a revolution of silence, allowing each individual the experience of inter-being, inner calm, and joy.

A Quick Guide to Boosting English Acquisition in Choice Time, K-2

A Quick Guide to Boosting English Acquisition in Choice Time, K-2

  • Author: Alison Porcelli,Cheryl Tyler,Lucy Calkins
  • Publisher: Firsthand
  • ISBN: 9780325026152
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 84
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In A Quick Guide to Boosting English Acquisition in Choice Time Alison and Cheryl explain how choice-time workshops can be structured to help English language learners imagine, create, and explore language through play. They outline two units of study for choice-time workshops, the first using open-ended materials, the other using literature to inspire play. A Quick Guide to Boosting English Acquisition in Choice Time is part of the Workshop Help Desk series. About the Workshop Help Desk series The Workshop Help Desk series is designed for teachers who believe in workshop teaching and who have already rolled up their sleeves enough to have encountered the predictable challenges. If you've struggled to get around quickly enough to help all your writers, if you've wondered how to tweak your teaching to make it more effective and lasting, if you've needed to adapt your teaching for English learners, if you've struggled to teach grammar or nonfiction writing or test prep...if you've faced these and other specific, pressing challenges, then this series is for you. Provided in a compact 5" x 7" format, the Workshop Help Desk series offers pocket-sized professional development. For a comprehensive overview of the Units of Study for Teaching Writing series, including sample minilessons, sample videos, curricular calendars, overview presentations, frequently asked questions, and information on the companion principal's guide and the Workshop Help Desk series visit unitsofstudy.com.

Learning Words Inside and Out

Learning Words Inside and Out

  • Author: Nancy Frey,Douglas Fisher
  • Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
  • ISBN: 9780325026121
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 183
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Nancy Frey and Doug Fisher have given all elementary teachers a real gift with this guide to teaching and learning subject-area vocabulary.... What they have created is an inviting and persuasive guide for elementary teachers to follow in restructuring their subject-area instruction to include meaningful attention to vocabulary. -Donna Ogle Author of Reading Comprehension: Strategies for Independent Learners During nonfiction read-aloud, the unfamiliar word manufacture comes up. Your unit on the solar system includes difficult new terms. In math time, kids need to know what an addend is. Learning Words Inside & Out helps you use moments like these to make word learning a part of all your lessons and to connect students to new vocabulary. Learning Words Inside & Out shows you how to embed powerful vocabulary instruction into your teaching. Throughout your teaching day, you'll give students the multiple encounters they need to know a word's meaning forever. With Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher's strategies, you'll: Make it intentional-Select words for instruction that are worth precious classroom time Make it transparent-Give students word-solving strategies by modeling your thinking during read-aloud Make it useable-Provide oral and written practice through authentic peer activities Make it personal-Help words stick through well-designed independent activities Make it a priority-Create a schoolwide focus on word learning. Frey and Fisher also call out specific ways to support English learners and struggling readers. Their numerous examples of classroom language model many types of effective teacher-student interaction. Best of all, an accompanying study guide will help you get the most from Frey and Fisher's strategies-a helpful resource for individuals or teacher study groups. Help your students develop a passion for words and give them the subject-area vocabulary they need for success. Read Learning Words Inside ;& Out and connect kids with words by making word learning part of everything you do.

Instructional Coaching

Instructional Coaching

A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction

  • Author: Jim Knight
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 1452293341
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 256
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An innovative professional development strategy that facilitates change, improves instruction, and transforms school culture! Instructional coaching is a research-based, job-embedded approach to instructional intervention that provides the assistance and encouragement necessary to implement school improvement programs. Experienced trainer and researcher Jim Knight describes the "nuts and bolts" of instructional coaching and explains the essential skills that instructional coaches need, including getting teachers on board, providing model lessons, and engaging in reflective conversations. Each user-friendly chapter includes: First-person stories from successful coaches Sidebars highlighting important information A "Going Deeper" section of suggested resources Ready-to-use forms, worksheets, checklists, logs, and reports

Ready-to-Use Self Esteem Activities for Young Children

Ready-to-Use Self Esteem Activities for Young Children

  • Author: Jean R. Feldman, Ph.D
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
  • ISBN: 9780876288863
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 304
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This remarkable resource provides over 220 illustrated activities to help young children feel good about themselves ... develop friendships ... celebrate diversity ... and accept changes! For easy use, all activities include a specific purpose, materials and step-by-step directions and are organized into six sections: Wonderful Me ... Friends, Friends, Friends ... Feelings & Emotions ... Same & Different ... Changes ... Parent Pack.

Smarter Charts for Math, Science, and Social Studies

Smarter Charts for Math, Science, and Social Studies

Making Learning Visible in the Content Areas

  • Author: Kristi Mraz,Marjorie Martinelli
  • Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
  • ISBN: 9780325056623
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 128
  • View: 3485
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Problems with the charts in your math kit? Want to discover the science of content-area charts? Wish you could make pre-fab social studies charts history? Then you're ready for Smarter Charts for Math, Science, and Social Studies! In the original Smarter Charts, Marjorie Martinelli and Kristi Mraz helped you turn classroom literacy charts into teaching powerhouses. Now they show how to turn up the instructional energy on content-area charts, too. "No matter what area of the curriculum, clear visuals, simple language, and constant reflection on charts are key to helping children gain independence and agency." You don't have to be a graphic designer or a subject-matter expert. In Smarter Charts for Math, Science, and Social Studies, Marjorie and Kristi share how they learned to make truly effective content-area charts with students. You'll turn complex ideas into kid-friendly visuals, help children internalize content processes, and even increase your instructional time. "The more we charted, the less repeating we did and the more teaching was possible." With dozens of examples from the content areas, including full-color photographs, the Chartchums reveal step by step how to create charts that show Routines, Genres and Concepts, Processes, Repertoires of Strategies, and Exemplars. Then their "Charts in Action" sections show how each type of chart builds engagement and improves independence as it gradually releases responsibility to learners. Don't be content with content-area charts made by someone else for generic students. Turn to Marjorie and Kristi for charts that make learning visible for the students in front of you, no matter what the subject. Check out these videos from the authors! Kristi Mraz and Marjorie Martinelli Show Us the Tools for Smarter Charts Chart tips from the ChartChums: Part 1 Drawing People Chart tips from the ChartChums: Part 2 Icons

Teach Skills and Break Habits

Teach Skills and Break Habits

Growth Mindsets for Better Behavior in the Classroom

  • Author: Dan St. Romain
  • Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues
  • ISBN: 9781937870492
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 176
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Good behavior is a skill that can be taught - and developed through practice. It just requires a shift in our perspective. If you have fried behavior folders, clip systems, or other interventions based on punishments and rewards, you've probably discovered these one-size-fits-all approaches to behavior management all too often prove to be ineffective with the very students they were designed to help. Teach Skills and Build Habits explores the reasons why what we've been doing isn't working, and how to find a new path and process that will lead to better behavior in the classroom, as well as success for students beyond their school years. This book is for you if: You are an educator looking for help with student behaviors, You spend more time managing behaviors than teaching, Your current methods don't seem to be working, You are looking for practical behavior strategies that can be used in a variety of settings, You will be empowered to: Focus on behavior change as a process of continual improvement, Use behavior concerns as an opportunity to teach your students skills, Help your students build on their gifts, accept their challenges, and practice areas of concern, Build a foundation of good behavior in your students by establishing healthy relationships and creating a positive classroom climate Book jacket.

Look at My Happy Rainbow

Look at My Happy Rainbow

My Journey as a Male Kindergarten Teacher

  • Author: Matthew Halpern
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781500691219
  • Category:
  • Page: 128
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What would a kindergartner write about me? Probably something like: Mr. Halpern is funny. He is handsome. He likes to laugh. I love Mr. Halpern. How can I top that? Who doesn't want to be funny, handsome, laugh all the time, and be loved by their students? What they don't know is I left a dreary cubicle job for the exciting, never boring life of a kindergarten teacher eight years ago and never looked back. I have seen and heard some crazy, hilarious, and even touching moments. Look at My Happy Rainbow is my account of the first few years working in a kindergarten classroom experiencing the day to day trials and tribulations and trying to see the world a little more through the eyes of a five-year-old. From the first time a child reached up to take my hand to learning the true value of zipping a coat, being a 'rooster in a world of hens' my unique perspective on teaching and children will (hopefully) warm your heart, make you laugh, and might even help you remember what it felt like to be in kindergarten. Warning: I have a very short attention span (this is why I'm so well suited to teach kindergarten). Some of the chapters are short. One is less than one page. I think this makes the book 'charming', but please know - this is not War and Peace. Warning Part Two: Some of these stories did come from my blog. I'd say (using my kindergarten math skills) about 60% is from the blog and 40% is new material. If you haven't read my blog (or haven't read it in some time) it will be all new to you!

Choice Time

Choice Time

How to Deepen Learning Through Inquiry and Play, Prek-2

  • Author: Renee Dinnerstein,Kathy Collins
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780325077659
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 176
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"In her inspirational, well-researched book, Renee describes the kinds of learning opportunities that all parents want for their own children. Her accessible writing style makes it easy to envision the environment, teaching, and community she describes with such clarity you'll want to get started on her ideas tomorrow." -Jennifer Serravallo "How refreshing it is in a test-driven climate to read a book stressing the nurturing of imagination and empathy that comes from inquiry, play and children making choices." -Deborah Meier "The bottom line is when children are at play, they're not just playing--they're learning machines, and play is the engine that drives them." -Renee Dinnerstein How do you define play and choice time in early childhood classrooms? According to Renee Dinnerstein,"During choice time, children choose to play in a variety of centers that have been carefully designed and equipped to scaffold children's natural instinct for play." In Choice Time, Renee gives you everything you need to set up choice-time centers that promote inquiry-based, guided play in your classroom. Renee summarizes the research, describing the different kinds of play and why they are important. Then she dives into the nitty gritty, providing: blueprints for six proven choice-time centers, with variations a guide to arranging your classroom space to maximize play's value and support the child's growing independence scheduling suggestions for different grade levels ideas to connect centers to the curriculum, giving children greater agency in designing and planning centers. Renee reveals what can happen when you embrace a culture of inquiry, providing opportunities for children to be explorative and creative in their thinking. She believes that, "A child's engagement is the most powerful asset we have for teaching and learning." Give your students choice time, and watch them engage in joyful, important, playful, age-appropriate work that will empower them to become lifelong learners.

Woodworking

Woodworking

  • Author: Nancy MacDonald
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1285700503
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 896
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A comprehensive guide for aspiring carpenters, cabinetmakers, or woodworking hobbyists, WOODWORKING , 2nd Edition introduces the basics of woodworking tools and materials while also exploring the art of creating finished pieces and establishing a career in the woodworking industry. Featuring a full color design, each procedure is fully explained in a clear, step-by-step manner, from the beginner woodworking tasks to the more complex processes involved in cabinetry, joinery, finish carpentry and more. With a strong emphasis on safety and solid craftsmanship, WOODWORKING, 2nd Edition encourages the development of effective practices and skills that are sure to lead to success! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Teaching Talk

Teaching Talk

A Practical Guide to Fostering Student Thinking and Conversation

  • Author: Kara Pranikoff
  • Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
  • ISBN: 9780325086767
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 168
  • View: 9915
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Talk is part of every classroom, regardless of grade, content area, or school location. So how can teachers harness the energy of talk to spark discussion, strengthen student dialogue, and deepen comprehension? Teaching Talk is a practical resource that will help you focus your lens on classroom talk, making the most of the student voices and ideas that are already part of your classroom, and increasing the potential for learning. Kara Pranikoff offers suggestions and strategies that can be used immediately, starting with a comprehensive list of questions to help teachers assess and reflect on student talk. Each chapter addresses an element of classroom talk along with concrete examples to help you: collect and analyze artifacts of talk provide opportunities for students to share their ideas create conversations orchestrated by students and grounded in their ideas strengthen both talking and listening in conversation reflect on progress, set goals and refine instruction. Conversation is the currency of most ideas in the world. With Teaching Talk as your guide, you'll help students develop the skills they need to be inquisitive, independent, and critical thinkers in all aspects of their lives.

The Growth Mindset Playbook

The Growth Mindset Playbook

  • Author: Annie Brock,Heather Hundley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781612436876
  • Category: Academic achievement
  • Page: 224
  • View: 9446
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In this follow-up to "The Growth Mindset Coach, " education professionals Brock and Hundley show how to take mindset to the next level with further resources, examples, and ideas. The all-new book is packed with detailed lesson plans, hands-on activities, and discussion points for talking with parents and other educators.