A Mindset for Learning: Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth book is a wonderful, light-hearted, user-friendly resource that belongs in the hands of every teacher. It has many different ways to implement throughout the school day. Great, practical information such as a booklist is included.
The book presents habits of mind that are developmentally appropriate! It can function as a guide to bring joy back into your classroom!
This is a wonderful resource that will change your thinking about instruction.
- It is a light-hearted,
- user-friendly resource
- Great practical information included
- It includes a book list
- It belongs in the hands of every teacher.
- It makes a great gift to share with student teachers.
- Super lessons on teaching kids, or adults, how to become life-long learners.
- The authors give actual classroom examples.
- They also give real-world connections.
You will be amazed at the different ways you can implement the recommendations found in this book throughout the school day.
After a few days of discussing the Habits of Mind, you will be amazed at the impact it has on the children thinking. You will make very happy parents with self-talking children in a positive way at home!
The book is a great tool for teachers to instill empathy, resiliance, optimism, and flexibility in themselves and their students!
What are the 5 crucial, research-driven attitudes?
- optimism-putting aside fear and resistance to learn something new
- persistence-keeping at it, even when a task is hard
- flexibility-trying different ways to find a solution
- resilience-bouncing back from setbacks and learning from failure
- empathy-learning by putting oneself in another person’s shoes.
A Mindset for Learning: Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth is a must read for classroom management. The book enables you to consider student’s mindset and not just their behaviors.
This gem presents real lessons on how to become life-long learners. The authors give actual classroom examples. They also give real-world connections.
I recommend it for every teacher. It will help teachers strive to instill empathy, resiliance, optimisim, persistance, and flexibility in themselves and their students!
“This book is a gem: vivid, fun and thoughtful. It’s like sitting next to a skillful, experienced, focused teacher in a real classroom. Kristi and Christine draw on their years of teaching and their dedication to educating children to help students become more empathic and act more thoughtfully and to prepare them with the essentials for success in an uncertain future.”-Arthur Costa, author of Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind
We know how to teach content and skills. But can we teach the habits of mind needed for academic success, a love of learning, and agency in the world? We can, and A Mindset for Learning shows us how.
“We want our students to take on challenges with zeal, to see themselves not as static test scores but as agents of change.”Kristi Mraz and Christine Hertz,
Drawing on the work of Carol Dweck, Daniel Pink, Art Costa, and others, Kristi and Christine show us how to lead students to a growth mindset for school-and life-by focusing on five crucial, research-driven attitudes:
A Mindset for Learning pairs research-psychological, neurological, and pedagogical-with practical classroom help, including instructional language, charts and visuals, teaching tips, classroom vignettes, and more.
“This book holds our dreams for all children,” write Kristi and Christine, “that they grow to be brave in the face of risk, kind in the face of challenge, joyful and curious in all things.” If you want that for your students, then help them discover A Mindset for Learning.Heinemann