brain-growth

Growth Mindset Group 2016

Next week, Mr. Napoles, our school counselor, and I will embark on a new journey with seven students.  We will over the course of seven 30 minute sessions over 7 weeks teach students what a Growth Mindset is and how to engage in activities that grow our brains.  We chose this group after identifying 14 students that all scored at the same reading level, then randomly chose half to participate.  This will allow us to compare the reading achievement of the two groups after seven weeks.  We posit that by only teaching about Growth Mindset and how the brain grows, we will positively affect reading achievement.  Essentially, we intend to help children learn to read better without doing any reading.  This is an experiment we engaged in last year and we had tremendous results.  Our intention this year is to build a series of lessons that are easy to follow so that our small experiment can turn into a school-wide phenomenon.

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