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Wednesday, July 26 • 10:20am - 11:25am
Bates/Richardson - Growth Mindset in the Elementary Classroom - How to Transform the Thinking of Your Students and Yourself

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Are you excited about implementing growth mindset principles with your students but are unsure where to begin? Let us help. Over the past two years, we developed and implemented science and literature-based curriculum to help change the thinking of our students and ourselves. Our classrooms have become places where mistakes are celebrated as learning opportunities, and teachers are laser-focussed on consistent, targeted feedback.

In this session, we will show you how to:

Teach your students that their brains are complex organs that grow through practicing, making mistakes, and trying new things.
Create an atmosphere where growth mindsets are celebrated in the classroom and beyond.
Utilize technology such as digital portfolios, class blogs, and Twitter to make your students’ growth mindset visible.

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Christine Bates

First Grade Classroom Teacher, Edith C. Baker School, Brookline, MA
Christine Bates has been teaching first grade in Brookline, Massachusetts for seven years and loves working with this fun age group. The students she works with are from around the world and bring a global perspective to her classroom. Christine began integrating technology into her... Read More →
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Laura Richardson

First Grade Classroom Teacher, Edith C. Baker School, Brookline, MA
Laura Richardson has been a classroom teacher in Brookline, Massachusetts for fourteen years and absolutely loves it. She infuses technology across all subject areas by developing and teaching coding & robotics curriculum, using individual student blogs, and connecting with other... Read More →

Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Berkeley Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session
  • BLC Strand Crafting Vision and Managing Change
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level Beginner