From the authors of the bestselling The Growth Mindset Coach, this handy companion is a must-have if you want to empower students through purposeful praise and feedback. Here are the key strategies, helpful tips and go-to phrases for helping students transition thoughts, words and actions into the growth-mindset zone.
Designed for ease of use and packed with over a hundred specific examples, this book offers a “say this, not that” approach to communication that will help you model and cultivate growth mindset in the classroom. For example:
• You're so smart.
• You’re wrong.
• l like how you used different strategies to figure out these problems.
• That didn’t work out for you. How could you approach the problem differently?
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About the Author
Heather Hundley is an elementary educator with 12 years of teaching experience and coauthor of the bestselling book The Growth Mindset Coach and The Growth Mindset Playbook. She currently serves as a kindergarten teacher in Kansas. Heather has an elementary education degree from Washburn University and master's degrees in education and in school leadership from Baker University. She has served as a supervisor for pre-service teachers and as a guest lecturer with Washburn University. Heather was recently nominated for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Table of Contents
Section 1 Introduction 1
Overview of the Growth Mindset 2
Examining Your Mindset 8
Section 2 Self-Talk 33
Fixed vs. Growth Mindset Self-Talk 38
Self-Talk and Relationships 45
Optimizing Self-Talk and Managing Mindsets 54
Section 3 Teacher-to-Student Communication 72
Growth-Oriented Feedback 73
Building Relationships 80
The Classroom Environment 88
Managing Difficult Behaviors 106
Section 4 Peer-to-Peer Communication 128
Peer-to-Peer Communication among Teachers 129
Student-to-Student Communication 138
Section 5 School-to-Home Communication 143
Teaching Parents About Mindsets 144
Section 6 The Whole-School Mindset 168
Creating a Growth-Mindset Organization 169
About the Authors 188