Welcome to Growth Mindset in the Classroom!Thank you for signing up for this course. Growth Mindset was an initiative the Central Bucks School District adopted in 2010. As educators, we all realize the importance of cultivating a growth mindset in our students. The goal of this course is to increase your comfort and confidence understanding Growth Mindset.Throughout this self-paced course, you will explore resources that will help make qualities such as grit, resiliency, and determination overt, concrete, and accessible to the students you work with each day.
Please note that this course is due by June 1st. If you have any questions throughout the course, please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to respond in a timely manner. To help keep you organized throughout the course, you may want to print out a Grit Online Course Checklist. You will not need to submit this, but it may help you keep track of everything. You will need to submit this document at the end of the course. Introduce, Sustain & Extend
The best professional resource that defines a Growth Mindset and its implications in life is the book Mindset by Dr. Carol Dweck. This is one of the most important books we can read as educators or parents. It is not a required text for this online course, but it is highly recommended!
Getting to know you
Welcome - Suzanne DaileyHi everyone,It's so nice to have you for this online course! When CB started talking about Growth Mindset by Carol Dweck, I was so intrigued as a teacher and as a mom. I think that the idea of a Growth Mindset, the ability to learn new things, accept and honor challenges, and grow is a game changer. I am so excited to share some great research-based information with you and show off some of the great things happening in our elementary classrooms to promote qualities of a Growth Mindset. It makes my heart happy to know that as educators, we have such an opportunity to show this to our students. We spend a lot of time teaching academics and an investment in teaching character is essential. I look forward to our conversations and learning from one another. Let's get our grit on!