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Mindset and Understanding How The Brain Does What it Does

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In A Mindset for Learning, authors Kristine Mraz and Christine Hertz show teachers how, through explicit instruction, they can their turn classroom thinking from that of a fixed mindset to one of a growth mindset, and how together students and teachers can create classrooms of risk and resilience. In the following excerpt, the authors talk about the power that our brain's established neural pathways have over our interpretation of information, and how we have the power to change. 

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Jo Boaler: The Mindset Revolution

Heinemann is proud to co-present a speaking event with Jo Boaler, author and professor of mathematics at Stanford.

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Join Jo on the evening of Thursday, April 2nd for the first event, The Mindset Revolution: How to Teach or Parent for a Growth Mindset and Drastically Increase Math Achievement for Students of All Ages.

From its flyer:

In recent years, scientific studies have demonstrated that student and teacher “mindsets” have a profound impact on learning. Students with a “growth mindset,” who believe that intelligence and “smartness” can be learned and that the brain can grow from exercise, learn more effectively. These students display a desire for challenge and show resilience in the face of failure. Such behaviors encourage greater math persistence, engagement, and achievement.

Math teachers play a critical role in the development of mindsets and this session will review the ways to teach for a grown mindset. Jo will share recent research on the brain and math learning that has profound implications for students’ achievements. The keynote will speak to a wider audience of K–12 teachers, parents, and educational leaders.

The Mindset Revolution: How to Teach or Parent for a Growth Mindset and Drastically Increase Math Achievement for Students of All Ages
Thursday, April 2nd
7:00pm–8:30pm with Q&A
Exeter High School Auditorium
1 Blue Hawk Drive, Exeter, NH 03833
Cost: This event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00.

How to Teach for a Growth Mindset and Drastically Increase Math Achievement for Students: Middle/High School Mathematics Teaching
Friday, April 3rd
8:30am–2:30pm
University of New Hampshire
Elliot Alumni Center
Cost: This event is for educators and is not open to the general public.

SIGN UP HERE:
www.surveymonkey.com/s/JoBoalerMathematicsMindsetRegistration
Send your questions to: pkennedy@sau21.org or (603) 926-8992 ext. 105

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Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford and the co-founder of youcubed, a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering K–12 mathematics resources for educators and parents. She is the coauthor with Cathy Humphreys of Connecting Mathematical Ideas: Middle School Video Cases to Support Teaching and Learning.

Further reading: "The Mathematics of Hope—Moving from Performance to Learning in Mathematics Classrooms."

More math resources from Heinemann at Heinemann.com/Math