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SEL and Academic Learning Catalyst: Growth Mindset

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

SEL and Academic Learning Catalyst: Growth Mindset

Presented by Dr. Desiree Margo, Principal, Redmond Early Learning Center; and Dr. Kendra Coates, Growing Early Mindsets (GEM) Author, and Professional Learning Specialist, Mindset Works

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Over the years, as educators around the world have worked to translate growth mindset into practice, various definitions and understandings have emerged. For some, growth mindset is part of the larger field of social and emotional learning (SEL), included within the SEL competency of self-awareness. While others view growth mindset and SEL as separate constructs. Both have been viewed as supplementary approaches that can feel like “one more thing” taking teachers’ time away from core academic learning.

Growth mindset is the foundation for ALL learning and is the catalyst to cultivating growth mindset- and SEL-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors, improving academic outcomes, and nurturing the whole learner. In this edWebinar, Dr. Desiree Margo and Dr. Kendra Coates 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.

This recorded presentation will be of interest to preK-5 teachers, librarians, school counselors, special education teachers, school and district leaders, and instructional coaches.

About the Presenters

Dr. Desiree Margo has been actively engaged in education for 34 years, including 20 years teaching at various levels prior to going into school administration. She has served as the assistant director of student services, as well as principal of an elementary school and now at The Redmond Early Learning Center! Desiree has been leading efforts to instill a growth mindset foundation fueling development of social and emotional learning (SEL) in order to nurture the whole child and improve academic/behavioral outcomes for hundreds of students within a new early learning school model at The Redmond Early Learning Center since 2016. She received both her master’s and doctorate degrees in educational leadership and is passionate about providing opportunities for ALL students. Her personal vision is Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day!

Dr. Kendra Coates is a steadfast believer in accessing and celebrating our unlimited potential (UP). She is a learner, educator, mom, author, consultant, and coach. She is the author of Growing Early Mindsets™ (GEM™), a new literacy-based teaching and learning framework from Mindset Works, the global leader in developing growth mindsets. Kendra has over 20 years of preK-12 teaching and leadership experience. She currently serves as Regional Director of P-3rd Education in Oregon. She holds an M.A.T. in special education, an M.S. in curriculum and instruction, and a D.Ed. in educational methodology, policy, and leadership, as well as educational licenses in literacy, preK–12 special education, early childhood and elementary education, and school administration. She consults and leads schools, districts, and organizations in growth mindset, SEL, design thinking, P-3rd education, and family engagement.

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Mindset Works was co-founded by one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation, Stanford University professor Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. and K-12 mindset expert Lisa S. Blackwell, Ph.D. The company translates psychological research into practical products and services to help students and educators increase their motivation and achievement.


Tuesday, April 30, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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