Welcome to one place to find the latest in staff development opportunities as well as information from our instructional leadership cohorts: Learning Coaches, Instructional Coaches and Action Research. We will also post important learning from conferences that Learning Services attend in hopes of sharing out with you. If you have a staff development opportunity you would like to add to the blog, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Growth Mindset in Mathematics
Thanks to Pam Rannelli for sharing this very emotional Education Week blog post on the importance of building student confidence and growth mindset in Mathematics. As you watch, think through the lens of reading and writing. What if a student said to you "I'm no good at reading?" I've heard on more than one occasion parents dismissing their child's struggles with mathematics as "That's okay, I was never good at math either". If we heard the same phrase in regards to reading and writing, would our response be the same? As one young lady in the video puts it, "if I think I can't be good at Math, I won't be". With Math I Can is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the development of "Growth Mindset" in Mathematics. They provide resources to help your students develop the mindset that is crucial to eliminating the dangerous stigma that Mathematics has.
Please take a moment to watch this powerful video, then visit With Math I Can to take the pledge and find resources to help your students build confidence in Mathematics.
Pass these resources with your colleagues and parent community!