Author: Mary Cay Ricci
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2016-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
All parents want their children to be successful in school, sports, and extracurricular activities. But it's not just about giving your kids praise or setting them on the right direction. Research shows that success is often dependent on mindset. Hard work, perseverance, and effort are all hallmarks of a growth mindset. That's where Mindsets for Parents: Strategies to Encourage Growth Mindsets in Kids comes in. Designed to provide parents with a roadmap for developing a growth mindset home environment, this book's conversational style and real-world examples make the popular mindsets topic approachable and engaging. It includes tools for informally assessing the mindsets of both parent and child, easy-to-understand brain research, and suggested strategies and resources for use with children of any age. This book gives parents and guardians powerful knowledge and methods to help themselves and their children learn to embrace life's challenges with a growth mindset and an eye toward increasing their effort and success!
Author: Mary Cay Ricci
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2018-08-01
Principals and district administrators will learn ways to develop, sustain, monitor, and lead schools and districts striving for growth mindset learning environments. The book will include guidance in the areas of: growth mindset hiring, feedback, systemic professional learning, and ways to evaluate present processes and protocols through a growth mindset lens. Guidance and suggestions for embedding growth mindset learning through curriculum, instruction, and grading will also be included. Anticipated barriers for implementation will be discussed, as well as suggestions for addressing these barriers. Attributes of growth mindset leaders will also be presented in this guidebook for leading in a growth mindset district!
Author: Mary Cay Ricci
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-09-01
With this book's easy-to-follow advice, tasks, and strategies, teachers can grow a love of learning in their students. When students believe that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. Inspired by the popular mindset idea that hard work and effort can lead to success, Mindsets in the Classroom provides educators with ideas for building a growth mindset school culture, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking about their abilities and potential. With the book's step-by-step guidance on adopting a differentiated, responsive instruction model, teachers can immediately use growth mindset culture in their classrooms. It also highlights the importance of critical thinking and teaching students to learn from failure. Includes a sample professional development plan and ideas for communicating the mindset concept to parents.
Author: James Forgan
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2019-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
The ADHD Empowerment Guide is different from other parenting ADHD books because it helps parents identify their child's strengths to develop a specific plan to unlock their child's potential. Parents will complete two easy-to-follow questionnaires to identify their child's natural abilities, as well as determine key characteristics in their child that research has shown to help children with ADHD succeed in life. These characteristics include emotional control, integrity, grit, resiliency, resourcefulness, organization, motivation, school fit, support systems, and productive use of technology. Using the practical strategies presented, strength-building activities, and the information learned from the questionnaires, parents will create a success plan that will unlock their child's potential and build a positive outlook on the journey of raising a child with ADHD. The authors, two professionals who have "been there and done that" with their own children with ADHD, illustrate their strategies and content by highlighting successful people with ADHD who excelled in various areas and share some of their success secrets to raising a successful child with ADHD.
Parent Involvement for Motivated Learners provides pre-service teachers and researchers with guidance on how to foster mindful, healthy school–family partnerships that empower students to become resilient, self-directed learners. Given the intense academic pressures on students to succeed – and on parents and teachers to help them do so – it is important to develop learners who can weather increased standards and demands. Committed to helping teachers reflect on how parent involvement relates to motivational concepts such as the growth mindset, self-regulated learning, and intrinsic motivation to learn, this book is an accessible synthesis of relevant research and theory surrounding student motivation and parent involvement.
‘I recommend this book to anyone wishing to help children learn. In it you will find some lovely ideas for improving the way we encourage, support and praise all young people.’ Professor Carol Dweck, author of Mindset, Stanford University, USA ‘James has developed a rare skill for blending arresting anecdotes, hard-edged research and practical advice into a truly compelling narrative.’ Professor Barry Hymer, author of the Gifted and Talented Pocket Book, Cumbria University, UK Over the last 20 years James Nottingham has studied how children learn. He has taught every age group in both primary and secondary schools, helped deaf teenagers deal with anger and isolation and even done philosophy with three-year-olds. In this inspiring, humorous, and practical book he shows what you can do to help children of all ages develop into confident, thoughtful and independent learners. Based around the acronym ASK, this book explores attitudes, skills and knowledge to learning – what is required and how to develop these skills more effectively. It shows how to encourage independent thinking and a spirit of inquiry in your children. Highlights include: the dangers of calling our children clever, bright and gifted; the best ways to teach wisdom; how to help children excel in exams; why curiosity did not kill the cat. With a foreword written by John Hattie, Encouraging Learning draws on research from some of the most respected experts on thinking and learning to identify the best ways to help children learn more effectively, efficiently and co-operatively. For everyone living or working with children – particularly teachers, parents, carers and youth workers - this book shows you some of the best ways to enhance children’s learning, including how to question, praise, and encourage more effectively.
Growth mindset, grit, and self-regulation are all terms that teachers and parents have been hearing a lot lately. Drawing on research into the importance of growth mindsets and self-control, Keep Growing shows how teachers can provide opportunities for students to develop traits that will make them better able to face challenges and recover from setbacks. It supports the creation of a practice-based environment that helps teachers transform theory into teachable moments. This practical book provides strategies, activities, and assessment tools that will help children to change their mindsets and foster their desire to tackle difficult tasks, their ability to push through challenging work, and their application of what they have learned. It also offers suggestions for home–school communication that will help you build stronger partnerships and keep students and their learning growing, inside the classroom and out.
Author: Julia Stead
Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2019-07-05
In Learning without Fear: A practical toolkit for developing growth mindset in the early years and primary classroom, Julia Stead and Ruchi Sabharwal provide teachers of this age group with a colourful collection of strategies and resources designed to nurture young learners’ resilience and learning capabilities. Having a growth mindset can really empower young learners to take risks to extend and deepen their learning. There is, however, more to it than simply adding ‘yet’ to ‘I can’t do this’. In Learning without Fear Julia and Ruchi tackle this misconception head-on, combining bite-sized theory with the practical tools and techniques that will enable teachers to map out their pupils’ growth mindset journey from the early years up to their departure for the challenges of secondary school. Together they share tried-and-tested lesson ideas, questionnaires and examples of outstanding practice taken from their own very successful classrooms – all colourfully packaged into a complete toolkit that illustrates both the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of successfully embedding growth mindset in early years and primary settings. The book begins with a discussion of the benefits of instilling the traits and attitudes of a growth mindset early on in a learner’s life, and presents a selection of mini stories that serve as simple springboards into exploring the mindset of young learners. The full-colour illustrations that accompany the stories are also available as free downloads for teachers’ own use in the classroom. To help educators boost their pupils’ engagement and empower them to visualise a route to success, Julia and Ruchi advocate employing the analogy of a learning journey from Stuck Island to Got-It City. This involves navigating Challenge Ocean, and the authors make this voyage more achievable by providing a survival kit of learning techniques – designed to encourage pupils to take ownership in the face of struggle and to use metacognitive devices when tackling tricky tasks. The book’s comprehensive series of 39 lesson ideas – one for every week of the school year – are tagged with symbols to help teachers seek out activities suitable for their desired lesson focus, pupil groupings, time allocation and age range, and there is also a chapter dedicated to the ways in which the children’s progress can be assessed. Suitable for both newly qualified and experienced teachers of learners aged 3–11. Chapters include: Chapter 1 – Brain vs Mindset; Chapter 2 – Getting Started; Chapter 3 – Teaching Success; Chapter 4 – Learning Environments and Displays; Chapter 5 – Children’s Self-Regulation and Autonomy; Chapter 6 – Higher-Order Thinking; Chapter 7 – The Ability Myth; Chapter 8 – Feedback, Marking and Praise; Chapter 9 – Classroom Assessment; Chapter 10 – Lesson Ideas; Chapter 11 – Assessing the Impact of Your Endeavour; Chapter 12 – Looking Further Afield: Engaging Parents.
This book for parents describes how elementary-aged kids are learning mathematics today, why this new way of learning is beneficial, and what they can specifically do at home to support their child’s math education and engagement
This book is a guide to help teachers, parents, guidance counselors and other stakeholders understand the importance of intervention for gifted children and to become an advocate for those individuals who are developmentally advanced. The reader becomes engaged in the analogy of a three part airplane journey to the world of gifted education: ‘Embarking on a Journey;’ ‘Preparing for Departure’ and ‘Planning for Arrival.’ The author offers insightful case studies followed by strategies for both teachers and parents gained from personal experiences and research to identify and work with different types of children who present unique challenges due to their special needs of high potential. By presenting a historical overview in gifted education from a global perspective, Your Passport to Gifted Education provides current internationally-researched information to clarify what is meant by ‘giftedness’ according to various cultures. The book encourages the development of a growth mindset in the reader to seek to identify various characteristics of high ability in all children. Four international high ability identification models are introduced, including one relatively new to North America, the High Performance Learning Framework (HPL), currently used throughout China, Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. Dispelling the myth that gifted children do not need our help, the reader gains insight into the uniquely different types of gifted individuals. The book concludes by awarding the reader with a ‘Landing Card’ to serve as a bookmarker that underpins the best teaching practices in gifted education. A directory list of websites for international gifted organizations is also included to offer additional resources for those who want to continue their journey as advocates and learn how other countries support gifted children around the world.
What are the goals of Early Years education? A lot of people ask this question and receive answers ranging from keeping children safe; introducing them to the values of society; encouraging a love of language; giving them experience of socialising, harmonising and behaving appropriately. This book shares the best strategies to help children grow into even more curious, resilient, happy, articulate and thoughtful learners. Challenging Early Learning takes James Nottingham's tried and tested and acclaimed 'learning to learn' methodology and applies it to teaching three- to seven-year-olds. Each chapter includes: Colourful and stimulating learning activities that will help children learn how to learn. Practical 'Now Try This' sections that encourage readers to think about current practice and explore new ideas. A Review section that focuses on building a broad tool kit of teaching strategies. Covering a range of key topics such as feedback, dialogue, growth mindset and the Learning Pit, this book is aimed at all pedagogues, teachers, parents and leaders wanting to challenge the way in which we learn and make learning more challenging.
Developed for students in child and family science courses, An Introduction to Effective Parenting Education: Exploring Context, Content, and Strategies provides foundational information and orients readers to professional parent education, both formal and informal. Geared specifically to those who may one day provide parenting education, the text is organized into three sections that discuss the context of parenthood in the United States, the content generally included in parenting programs, and the specific strategies parent educators use to teach adults. Readers learn about the sociology of parenthood, including demographic trends regarding parenthood, the effect of parenting on both parents and children, and the research that has produced a scientific consensus regarding effective parenting. They also review the best practices of those parenting strategies in depth. Strategies include attachment relationship formation; communication approaches such as active listening, I-messages, and win-win problem-solving; process-centered feedback to nurture a growth mindset; natural and logical consequences; and applied behavior analysis. Finally, readers explore the profession of family life education, including best practices for teaching as well as a review of widely used parenting programs. Focused on content that is practically applicable, and dedicated to compassionate, evidence-based parenting education, An Introduction to Effective Parenting Education encourages students to think deeply about all aspects of parenting. It is well-suited to courses in child and family science, human development and family studies, or parent-child relations. Kathleen Dyer earned her Ph.D. in human development and family studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She is an associate professor in the Department of Child, Family, and Consumer Studies at California State University, Fresno where she also serves as the department chair. Dr. Dyer has been certified as a Family Life Educator by the National Council on Family Relations since 2006. She regularly provides parenting education in a church setting as well as with a court-ordered divorce-related parenting program. Her professional writing has appeared in numerous journals including Infant and Child Development, the British Medical Journal, Family Science Review, Sleep, and the Journal of Adult Development.
Author: Aditi Wardhan Singh
Publisher: Raising World Children LLC
Release Date: 2019-01-19
This book provides you with a simple framework within which you can positively raise your little ones in a constantly evolving multicultural world. Parenting our children with a strong, culturally aware mindset enables us to be optimistic about their future.To that end the book focuses on building mindset with practical tips to impart Handling Big Emotions, Raising Readers, Self Moderation, Dealing with Bullying, Navigating Friendships, Balancing Technology, Building a Global Outlook through Multilingualism, Racial Equality and much more. You can go through the chapter headings to find out exactly what all is covered. What you find in this book -The confidence to be intuitive as a parent.Introspection towards mindful living.Timeless strategies to impart a positive mindset.A global approach to nurturing your multicultural family.How to be culturally sensitive and rooted within self.
Embrace challenge and celebrate Eureka! Challenge makes learning more interesting. That’s one of the reasons to encourage your students to dive into the learning pit—a state of cognitive conflict that forces students to think more deeply, critically, and strategically until they discover their “eureka” moment. Nottingham, an internationally known author and consultant, will show you how to promote challenge, dialogue, and a growth mindset through: Practical strategies that guide students through the four stages of the Learning Challenge Engaging lesson plan ideas and classroom activities Inspiring examples from Learning Challenges across the world