The most effective professional development is often initiated and determined by the teacher themselves. For many, this is achieved through engaging with the ever growing online community such as Twitter, blogs, TeachMeets etc. However, for others the book (whether digital or old fashioned paper) is still their primary source of furthering their learning and practice.
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Categories: Reading, Teaching and Learning
Tags: AfL, Barry Hymer, Carol Dweck, curriculum, Graham Nuthall, Guy Claxton, Hywel Roberts, inspiring, John Hattie, Ken Robinson, Learning Power, Mark Creary, Matthew Syed, mindset, P4C, Paul Tough, Richard Gerver, Ron Berger, Shirley Clarke, Susan Cain, teaching and learning, Will Ryan
I first stumbled across the theories of Mindset and Professor Carol Dweck when working as part of an Active Research group of Shirley Clarke’s in 2008. It made such sense that the way we talk to children and when and how we praise them will affect their motivation and understanding of the impact of practice and effort when learning new skills. As a result, I went on to read Carol Dweck’s book Mindset: How You Can Fulfill Your Potential, which only confirmed my beliefs and determined my current and future practice when working with children.
Check out our new Mindset page on our Teaching and Learning blog to reflect on your own mindset and practice as a teacher or even parent.