In Other Words: Phrases for Growth Mindset: A Teacher's Guide to Empowering Students through Effective Praise and Feedback

In Other Words: Phrases for Growth Mindset: A Teacher's Guide to Empowering Students through Effective Praise and Feedback

by Annie Brock, Heather Hundley

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Overview

Learn how to effectively bring growth mindset into your community and classroom by choosing impactful language

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:

Fixed Mindset
• You're so smart.
• You’re wrong.

Growth Mindset
• 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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612437910
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Series: In Other Words
Edition description: Teachers G
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 104,268
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Annie Brock is a former high school English teacher, library media specialist, and coauthor of the bestselling book The Growth Mindset Coach an The Growth Mindset Playbook. She currently works as a freelance writer and educational technology consultant. Annie has a degree in journalism from Kansas State University, and earned her secondary English education credentials from Washburn University. She is also the author of Introduction to Google Classroom.

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

Affirmations 34

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

Notes 180

Index 182

About the Authors 188

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