A Mindset For Learning

Author: Kristine Mraz
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ISBN: 9780325062884
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"This book is a gem: vivid, fun and thoughtful. It's like sitting next to a skillful, experienced, focused teacher in a real classroom. Kristi and Christine draw on their years of teaching and their dedication to educating children to help students become more empathic and act more thoughtfully and to prepare them with the essentials for success in an uncertain future." -Arthur Costa, author of Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind We know how to teach content and skills. But can we teach the habits of mind needed for academic success, a love of learning, and agency in the world? We can, and A Mindset for Learning shows us how. "We want our students to take on challenges with zeal," write Kristi Mraz and Christine Hertz, "to see themselves not as static test scores but as agents of change." Drawing on the work of Carol Dweck, Daniel Pink, Art Costa, and others, Kristi and Christine show us how to lead students to a growth mindset for school-and life-by focusing on five crucial, research-driven attitudes: optimism-putting aside fear and resistance to learn something new persistence-keeping at it, even when a task is hard flexibility-trying different ways to find a solution resilience-bouncing back from setbacks and learning from failure empathy-learning by putting oneself in another person's shoes. A Mindset for Learning pairs research-psychological, neurological, and pedagogical-with practical classroom help, including instructional language, charts and visuals, teaching tips, classroom vignettes, and more. "This book holds our dreams for all children," write Kristi and Christine, "that they grow to be brave in the face of risk, kind in the face of challenge, joyful and curious in all things." If you want that for your students, then help them discover A Mindset for Learning.

Kids First From Day One

Author: Christine Hertz
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325092508
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"This book is a place to start creating the classroom of your dreams from the very first minute of school, a classroom that is research based, child centered, and in step with the world today." - Christine Hertz and Kristine Mraz The classroom of your dreams starts with one big idea. From the first days of school to the last, Kids First from Day One shares teaching that puts your deepest teaching belief into action: that children are the most important people in the room. Christine Hertz and Kristi Mraz show how to take that single, heartfelt value and create a cohesive, highly effective approach to teaching that addresses today's connected, collaborative world. With infectious enthusiasm, hard-won experience, and a generous dose of humor, Kids First from Day One shows exactly how Christine and Kristi build and maintain a positive, cooperative, responsive classroom where students engage deeply with their learning and one another. Kids First from Day One strengthens and deepens the connections between your love of working with kids, your desire to impact their lives, and your teaching practice. It shares: plans for designing beautiful classroom spaces that burst with the fun of learning positive language and classroom routines that reduce disruptive behavior-without rewards and consequences suggestions for matching students' needs to high-impact teaching structures a treasury of the Christine and Kristi's favorite "teacher stuff" such as quick guides for challenging behavior, small-group planning grids, and parent letters links to videos that model the moves of Christine's and Kristi's own teaching. Just starting out and want to know what really works in classrooms? Curious about how to make your room hum with learning? Or always on the lookout for amazing teaching ideas? Read Kids First from Day One. You'll discover that the classroom of your dreams is well within your reach.

Purposeful Play

Author: Kristine Mraz
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ISBN: 9780325077888
Size: 67.72 MB
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Sharing The Blue Crayon

Author: Mary Anne Buckley
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1625310110
Size: 56.64 MB
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Social and emotional learning is at the heart of good teaching, but as standards and testing requirements consume classroom time and divert teachers' focus, these critical skills often get sidelined. In "Sharing the Blue Crayon," Mary Anne Buckley shows teachers how to incorporate social and emotional learning into a busy day and then extend these skills to literacy lessons for young children. Through simple activities such as read-alouds, sing-alongs, murals, and performances, students learn how to get along in a group, empathize with others, develop self-control, and give and receive feedback, all while becoming confident readers and writers. As Buckley shares, "Every day we ask young children to respectfully converse, question, debate, and collaborate about literature, science, math problems, history, and more. That's sophisticated stuff and requires sophisticated skills. Social and emotional skills are essential to helping children communicate their knowledge and articulate their questions. We must teach students how to build respectful, caring classroom communities, where students are supported and fully engaged in the learning and everyone can reach their potential." In this fresh and original book, Buckley captures the humor, wonder, honesty, and worries of our youngest learners and helps teachers understand how to harness their creativity and guide their conversations toward richer expressions of knowledge. Teachers of special populations will especially appreciate Buckley's successful strategies for reaching English language learners and children from high-poverty homes who may not have strong foundations for academic discourse. As Buckley reminds us, "By understanding one another--orally and socially at first, then using those community-building exchanges to strengthen the skills of reading and writing--we experience the authentic pride and sweet joys of learning, understanding, and connecting to one another."

Teach Skills And Break Habits

Author: Dan St. Romain
Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues
ISBN: 9781937870492
Size: 30.27 MB
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Good behavior is a skill that can be taught - and developed through practice. It just requires a shift in our perspective. If you have fried behavior folders, clip systems, or other interventions based on punishments and rewards, you've probably discovered these one-size-fits-all approaches to behavior management all too often prove to be ineffective with the very students they were designed to help. Teach Skills and Build Habits explores the reasons why what we've been doing isn't working, and how to find a new path and process that will lead to better behavior in the classroom, as well as success for students beyond their school years. This book is for you if: You are an educator looking for help with student behaviors, You spend more time managing behaviors than teaching, Your current methods don't seem to be working, You are looking for practical behavior strategies that can be used in a variety of settings, You will be empowered to: Focus on behavior change as a process of continual improvement, Use behavior concerns as an opportunity to teach your students skills, Help your students build on their gifts, accept their challenges, and practice areas of concern, Build a foundation of good behavior in your students by establishing healthy relationships and creating a positive classroom climate Book jacket.

The Blended Learning Blueprint For Elementary Teachers

Author: Jayme Linton
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544318642
Size: 51.63 MB
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Designed to help K-5 teachers develop and carry out a plan for effective instruction in blended environments, this resource identifies key competencies and strategies for development, culminating in a personalized implementation plan. Readers will Take an in-depth look at the iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework. Develop a personalized blueprint for designing and facilitating blended learning in your classrooms. Tailor your plan when it comes to maximizing instructional time, personalizing learning, empowering students, pursuing professional learning, and more. Explore specific strategies and examples of blended learning in elementary classrooms, and reflect on your own plans.

Smarter Charts K 2

Author: Marjorie Martinelli
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325043425
Size: 44.39 MB
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"Your charts don't need to be perfect, just thoughtful. You don't even have to be able to draw. Just put the child before the chart." - Marjorie Martinelli and Kristine Mraz Listen to an interview with Marjorie and Kristi, the Chartchums, on Education Talk Radio. Commercially available charts leave you hanging? Want the secret to jump-off-the-wall charts that stick with kids? Trust Smarter Charts. Did you ever want to know: What do great charts look like? How many is too many? Where are the best places for them in my classroom? How long do I keep them? How do I know if they are working? Then you'll want to meet Marjorie Martinelli and Kristine Mraz, the Chartchums. They struggled with the same questions, and Smarter Charts shares not only the answers, but the best practices they've discovered as well. Amp up the power of your charts with tips on design and language, instructional use, and self-assessment. Even better, discover surprising strategies that deepen engagement, strengthen retention, and heighten independence-all by involving students in chart making. Packed with full-color sample charts from real classrooms, Smarter Charts shares simple, brain-based strategies proven to make your classroom an even more active, effective space for literacy instruction and classroom management.

Look At My Happy Rainbow

Author: Matthew Halpern
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500691219
Size: 74.90 MB
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What would a kindergartner write about me? Probably something like: Mr. Halpern is funny. He is handsome. He likes to laugh. I love Mr. Halpern. How can I top that? Who doesn't want to be funny, handsome, laugh all the time, and be loved by their students? What they don't know is I left a dreary cubicle job for the exciting, never boring life of a kindergarten teacher eight years ago and never looked back. I have seen and heard some crazy, hilarious, and even touching moments. Look at My Happy Rainbow is my account of the first few years working in a kindergarten classroom experiencing the day to day trials and tribulations and trying to see the world a little more through the eyes of a five-year-old. From the first time a child reached up to take my hand to learning the true value of zipping a coat, being a 'rooster in a world of hens' my unique perspective on teaching and children will (hopefully) warm your heart, make you laugh, and might even help you remember what it felt like to be in kindergarten. Warning: I have a very short attention span (this is why I'm so well suited to teach kindergarten). Some of the chapters are short. One is less than one page. I think this makes the book 'charming', but please know - this is not War and Peace. Warning Part Two: Some of these stories did come from my blog. I'd say (using my kindergarten math skills) about 60% is from the blog and 40% is new material. If you haven't read my blog (or haven't read it in some time) it will be all new to you!

The Growth Mindset Playbook

Author: Annie Brock
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ISBN: 9781612436876
Size: 56.98 MB
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An easy-to-implement collection of creative ideas and new strategies that inspire students with the power of growth mindset The psychology of mindset continues to be the hottest topic of discussion among educators everywhere. Studies show growth mindset results in higher engagement, better test scores, and all-around greater student success. In this follow-up to widely praisedThe Growth Mindset Coach, education professionals Annie Brock and Heather Hundley show how to take mindset to the next level with further resources, examples, and ideas. The all new book is packed with detailed lesson plans, hands-on activities, and discussion points for talking with parents and other educators. Featuring up-to-date information on brain science and current mindset studies, The Growth Mindset Playbook shares fascinating research, tips, and strategies that help educators fully understand and implement growth mindset instruction and best practices. They break down the research and studies into actionable steps for building a culture of mindset not only in the classroom, but at the school level as well.