Research continues to show the benefits of social-emotional learning (SEL), especially with elementary-age students. But as SEL gains ground, educators need to think about best practices for adding it to their classroom. In “SEL and Academic Learning Catalyst: Growth Mindset,” presenters Dr. Desiree Margo, Principal at Redmond Early Learning Center, and Dr. Kendra Coates, Growing Early Mindsets (GEM) Author, and Professional Learning Specialist at Mindset Works, explain why a growth mindset is the strongest foundation for both SEL and academic learning. They caution, however, that both principles need to be integrated into the regular classroom and throughout school activities to achieve the best results.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Kendra Coates and colleagues share insights and examples from the field on how educators can access growth mindset as the foundation for ALL learning and integrate growth mindset, SEL, and academic learning.
Teaching to the middle—most teachers don’t want to do it. But when faced with a large class of learners with diverse proficiency, the middle is where many teachers find themselves. Knowing that he wasn’t challenging one-third of his class and teaching over the head of another, Peter Briggs, a music teacher at Lincoln High School (WA), wanted to find a way to manage and support growth for all skill levels. As he explained in the edWebinar, “Developing a Growth Mindset Using Digital Portfolios,” combining a change in his educational approach with the addition of differentiated assignments helped all students raise their performance.
In this edWebinar, learn how to encourage a growth mindset through communication with students and by promoting self-reflection in their digital portfolios.
In this edWebinar, learn a practical framework for creating a data-informed growth culture that guides instructional decision making and supports all students at the right level.
In this edWebimar, learn how adaptive digital literacy scaffolds support a growth mindset and the grit needed to accelerate informational text proficiency.
In this edWebinar, presenters Rachel Powell, Manager of Curriculum and Instruction PreK-5; and Sandra Velásquez, District Instructional Technology Coach, and Kelly Urlacher, Senior Curriculum Designer at DreamBox Learning, share strategies to help your district create a path to success for all learners,
. Dr. Smith and Dr. Fisher will discuss the importance of teachers’ maintaining a growth mindset about their students, and they also will provide tips and strategies for doing that.