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  1. Simple Twists of Fate

  2. “Fortune and misfortune are two buckets in the same well” -German Proverb Simple twist of fate #1

  3. Simple twist of fate #2 Meeting Jan Osborn

  4. Fixed Vs. Growth Mindset

  5. Praise students strategies, effort, and progress, not their intelligence. Discourage labels such as smart. Don’t offer excuses. Fixed mindset students are most concerned about looking good and looking smart. Growth mindset students are more focused on the learning. Molding a Mindset

  6. Experiment: Test taking Group A Received 16 sessions on test taking and preparation Group B Received 8 sessions on test taking and preparation and 8 sessions on mindset growth. Mindset Instruction

  7. Special needs students • Must encourage and foster a growth mind set • Don’t offer excuses • The “not yet “ alternative • The role of the mentor Mindset Implications for SPEd

  8. Tweaking the Environment

  9. What if we added 10 minutes of independent reading time each day? • Provided the structured time • Provided the appropriate resources • Provided the motivation Tweaking the Environment

  10. Power of Practice SOURCE: Steven A. Stahl, Marilyn Jager Adams

  11. How does Project MOREtweak the environment? • 30 minutes, four days a week • A mentor to coach, guide, praise and encourage - - building a growth mindset. • A book to take home

  12. Continue the good work!!!! Continue building growth mindsets! Continue tweaking the environment!