Growth Mindset Explained

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Most teachers have heard about the growth mindset. It became a phenomenon in 2006 when Carol Dweck released her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Yet, not everyone is clear about what a growth mindset means and whether it is worth your time. This article will explain what the growth mindset is and isn’t. … Read more

Mindset by Carol Dweck: A Critical Review

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What is a Growth Mindset? In a nutshell, a growth mindset is a belief that intelligence and other abilities are malleable. Put another way, intelligence is like a muscle that can be increased with effort over time. Fixed Mindset The growth mindset is quite different to a fixed mindset, which is a belief that abilities … Read more

4 Menacing Misconceptions in Reading Instruction

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Being able to read is critical to success in later life, while illiteracy is often a pathway to unnecessary hurdles and issues in life. Therefore, teaching children to read is of paramount importance. Unfortunately, many dedicated teachers have been misled by menacing misconceptions about reading instruction. In this article, you will discover more about 4 … Read more

Distributed Practice & Massed Practice: What Works Best?

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As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. You should be giving your students time to practice doing the things you have taught them to do in class. But there are different types of practice, and they are not all equally effective. Two of these types are massed practice and distributed practice. Massed Practice Imagine you … Read more

Pedagogy: What It Is & Why Matters?

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Is pedagogy just a fancy word for teaching? Partly, but it is also much more. What Is Pedagogy? Pedagogy includes but goes beyond the notion of teaching. It encompasses everything a teacher does to help students learn. And, pedagogy is focused on helping children to learn. Andragogy is a similar concept, but it is focused … Read more

6 High-Impact Teaching Strategies

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As a teacher, would you like to have even more impact on your students’ learning than you do already? If so, then this article on high-impact teaching strategies is for you. Research shows that most of the teaching strategies that you use have a positive impact on students’ learning. Yet, some teaching strategies have a … Read more