Tag Archives: Kristine Mraz

How to (Re)Integrate Your Beliefs Into Your Curriculum

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This post was written by Kristi Mraz and originally published on the author's own blog, kinder confidential. Find more at kinderconfidential.wordpress.com


Now is the time of the year when the daydreams of August turn into the real work of teaching. What were your hopes and dreams before school started? Have they gotten buried under a heap of paperwork, assessments, and things not going the way you hoped? Let’s dust them off and bring them back! My co-author and all around favorite human, Christine Hertz, and I are working on a blog series about integrating your beliefs into your curriculum, with (hopefully) some handy tips along the way.

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PLC Series: March Round-Up

Welcome the PLC Series March Round Up! This month, we discussed how to tap into the power of visual memory with charts, mind maps, and sketchnotes.



We began our theme with the multi-modal practice of sketchnoting. Author Tanny McGregor honed her own skills and techniques so that she may share the possibilities of this note taking style with teachers. Click the image to visit the post and webinar clip.
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PLC Series: February Round-Up

This month, we shared conversation about the role and necessity of play in learning. Enjoy the month in review below!

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A Mindset for Learning

A Mindset for LearningAuthors Kristi Mraz and Christine Hertz want to change how we look at our classrooms. They say we need to think beyond the idea of "good in school" and ask; will our students be good in the world? Will these students have empathy, will they be resilient, can they face challenges with flexibility? These are just some of the traits Kristi and Christine explore in their book: A Mindset for Learning: Teaching the traits of Joyful, Independent Growth.

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The 5 Habits of Mind Children Need for Success

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A Mindset for Learning: Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth follows the work 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. Authors Christine Hertz and Kristi Mraz now offer the five habits of mind that children need for success:

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Your Weekly Link Round-Up for the week of July 31-Aug. 5

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These links are interviews with educators, posts from our authors' and friends' blogs, and any interesting, newsworthy item from the past seven days. Check back each week for a new round of finds!

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