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Students that have an intrinsic drive to learn often retain information and are able to apply their learning in practical situations. When students develop a growth mindset, they become much more goal oriented, which is a valuable skill to learn at a young age. When students take responsibility for their own learning and understand the pivotal role that they play, a growth mind set begins to set in. How do we as educators promote a growth mindset? I have provided a list of activities that can be used to inspire students to become more responsible for their own learning in order to nurture a growth mindset.
1.) Students communicate how they feel about their learning …
- Students reflect on their own learning through journaling activities
- Students become more aware of how metacognition plays a role in learning
- Students review their latest assignment/test and reflect on their performance
- Students complete a plus/delta chart on their weekly performance
- Students complete a behavioral chart at the end of the week/month
- Student have an individual conference with the teacher to talk about areas of academic growth
- Celebrate success! (Not just academic)
- Look at specific areas of concern for continuous improvement
What do you do to encourage student responsibility in the classroom?