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September 3, 2016
This Week: Growth Mindset | Power of Play | Praise The Process
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Explore resources designed to help you model growth mindset and support your students in becoming resilient, independent learners.
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Watch as students plan their own learning through creation and rigorous play in this new video from NYCDOE.
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Watch as Chana Stewart gives process praise to help students develop the habits of mind necessary for growth mindset.
Notes from the Tch Laureates

The school year is underway. In many classrooms, the sound of review and revelry are nearly indistinguishable as learning lost over the summer mixes with icebreakers and community building activities. While most teachers are excited, still others have already counted down the days until summer 2017. The school year can be a grind — a sort of straight line from September to June.

However, I think the best shape to represent the span of a school year is a circle. Each week is a cycle from Monday morning warmups to Friday end of school day exit tickets. In between each weekly revolution exists a lot of emotion and a multitude of teacher decisions, not to mention graded papers. As we focus on having the best year possible, let’s learn how to shift our mindset to create cycles of student achievement through effective and consistent feedback, as well as through embracing a rest day to focus on our own wellness each week. These are our processes as educators, and by focusing on the processes within each year, we can truly appreciate the great privilege we have to touch the nation's future.

Joshua ParkerSean McComb

Teaching Channel Laureate

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How can we help students grow from peer feedback? Join the discussion.

Tchers’ Voice
Img LeftJoin Tch Laureate Marion Ivey in a new Twitter PLC dedicated to exploring activities, practices, and shifts that foster growth mindset in all individuals.

Img LeftWhere does self-care fall on your teacher to-do list? Join Crystal Morey on a #TchWellness journey to elevate education through teacher wellness.
Q&A: Answer These Questions
Q: What critical thinking strategies or activities can I use in my classroom to foster growth mindset?
Q: How can I motivate students who have a fixed mindset or those focused on failure rather than growth?
Q: What strategies can I use to guide teachers in developing a growth mindset in themselves and in their students?
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