Discovering that learning changes their brains helps students develop this growth mindset—the belief that they can improve their knowledge and skills through the use of learning strategies and with guidance and support from teachers, coaches, and mentors.
Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers share strategies and techniques for developing growth mindsets based on their BrainSMART® program for bridging the science of learning to the practice of teaching and elaborate on their seven principles for developing and sustaining growth mindsets:
* Understand the mindsets.
* Keep plasticity front of mind.
* Learn with practical optimism.
* Set growth goals.
* Get the feedback needed.
* Improve methods.
* Focus on progress, not perfection.
By maintaining a growth mindset about your students' learning potential and applying learning strategies and techniques like those shared in this book, you can guide your students to continually develop a growth mindset—and experience a positive, upward learning spiral of success!
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About the Author
Marcus Conyers, PhD, is a research supervisor for the PhD in Professional Practice: Psychological Perspectives at the Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology with Canterbury Christ Church University and the lead developer of the BrainSMART® and Innovating Minds® programs for improving cognitive performance and creative-thinking skills. Marcus earned his doctorate with a focus on innovative applications of mind, brain, and education science from the University of Westminster. He is the lead developer of the world's first doctoral minor in brain-based leadership and the first MS and EdS degree programs focused on applied mind, brain, and education science (BrainSMART Programs). Central to Marcus's work is the belief that developing growth mindsets is key to increasing the creative and critical thinking skills that drive higher levels of human performance. Founder and CEO of BrainSMART and the nonprofit Center for Innovative Education and Prevention, Conyers is an author of 20 books who has worked in 30 countries and shared his innovative frameworks with more than 100,000 people on five continents. In addition to the ministers of education in South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and Ontario, Canada, his audiences have included Navy Seals, Army Rangers, counterintelligence operatives, law enforcement officers, and business leaders globally. His passion is improving lives through innovative applications of the cognitive and implementation sciences, and he serves as the director of the nonprofit Center for Innovative Education and Prevention.
Table of Contents
1 Growth and Fixed Mindsets in Education 13
2 Growing Neural Networks 33
3 Supporting Positive Engagement and Energized Learning 59
4 Motivating Growth Mindsets Through Goals and Feedback 81
5 Teaching Strategies That Sustain Growth Mindsets 103
Growth Glossary 144
About the Authors 163