In writing their new book, coauthors Kristi Mraz and Christine Hertz knew that there are students in their classrooms who don't have a lot of exposure to optimism or resilience. This creates a grouping of those who "do well" at school, and those who stay engaged in school.
In today's video, Kristi and Christine talk about what it means to deal with problems and to take learning away from an unsuccessful moment. Instead of feeling deficient, the student can instead learn how to be resilient.
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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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