Kristi Mraz and Christine Hertz want to re-frame what it means to be "good" in school, and they see the classroom as a microcosm of the world. Who is working through problems? Who is facing a challenge with flexibility?
In today's video, Kristi and Christine discuss that if we lose sight of our students as our future, problems arise. The authors ask, "What does it mean to be good in the world?" A Mindset for Learning seeks to help build empathy, resilience, and openness among students. Watch the video below.
A Mindset for Learning: Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth draws on the work of Carol Dweck, Daniel Pink, Art Costa, and others, and it pairs research—psychological, neurological, and pedagogical—with practical classroom help, including instructional language, charts and visuals, teaching tips, and classroom vignettes.
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To learn more about A Mindset for Learning, and to download a sample chapter, visit Heinemann.com.
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Kristine Mraz (left) teaches kindergarten in the New York City public schools. In addition to writing and teaching, she consults in schools across the country and as far away as Taiwan. Follow Kristi on Twitter @MrazKristine.
Christine Hertz (right) teaches third grade in Vermont. She has taught in a wide variety of classrooms, from preschool to fourth grade, and as an adjunct instructor of education courses. Follow Christine on Twitter @christine_hertz