Saturday, 1 November 2014
Mindset Book Study
Chapter 6- ‘Relationships Mindsets in Love’, will not be one of the weekly discussion topic
Q1- What are you hoping to get out of this book study?
Q2- Share an experience where your students have demonstrated a fixed mindset.Q3- Share an experience where your students have demonstrated a growth mindset.
Q4- What practices do some schools/educators have that promote fixed mindset?
Q5- What practices have you seen in schools that promote a culture of growth mindset?
Q6- How can you begin to embed growth mindset in your practice right away?
Chapter 2. Inside the Mindsets
Q1- How can we help make students’ struggles into experiences that foster resilience?
Q2- Use growth mindset to discuss ways to nurture feelings of confidence & self worth in our students.
Q3- How do our assessment practices foster growth or fixed mindsets?
Q4- How can we use growth mindset to encourage students to take responsibility for problems and “failures”?
Q5- How can we nurture the concept of “yet” discussed in this chapter with our students?
Q6- With a fixed mindset, we are afraid to take risks & expose deficiencies, creating what Barber calls “non-learners”. How can we help staff & students to take risks in their learning?
Chapter 3. The Truth About Ability and Accomplishment
Q1- How do our “learning skills and work habits” correlate with fixed or growth mindsets?
Q2- A culture of fixed mindsets around math are something that many schools are trying to change. When have you seen students, teachers or parents reinforce a fixed mindset in math?
Q3- How have you seen schools work to combat a culture of fixed mindsets in the area of math?
Q4- When we use labels such as ADD, OCD, Gifted, LD, how are they helpful, harmful or neutral?
Q5- How can we use the information in this book to support practices of equity and gap closing in education?
Chapter 4. Sports: The Mindset of a Champion
Q1- How would a coach or educator with a growth mindset approach situations like losing a game or making cuts from a team?
Chapter 5. Business and Leadership-
Q1- How can you support a co-worker who has a fixed mindset?Q2- In what ways does your current workplace demonstrate a culture of growth or fixed mindset?
Q3- What unique qualities might you see in a school with leaders who have a growth mindset?
Q4- How can you use students who already demonstrate a growth mindset to support their peers?
Q1- What did your teachers/parents do that fostered a fixed or growth mindset in you?
Q2- What praise statements do you make when students do well that may reflect a fixed mindset?
What’s the hidden message? How could you change the statements to reflect a growth mindset.
Q3- We should all set high expectations, but sometimes the resulting messages make others afraid of disappointing you. How can we set high expectations while still inspiring learning?
Q4- Think of times you’ve been cautious about how you've spoken about failure because you were concerned about its effect on a child's self esteem. How could you have approached the situation to inspire growth mindset.
Q5- Have you used discipline to “teach your child a lesson”? What was the message you were hoping to convey? What was the message you did convey? How would you handle it now?
Q1- What implications did this study this have for my practice?
Q2- How can we work with families & community partners to foster growth mindset in students?
Q3- What can we do to foster a school wide culture of growth mindset in our staff/students
Q4- What are some challenges that you may face in trying to change a culture with a fixed mindset?
Q5- How may these challenges be remedied?