Thinking about how to kick off the new year?
At a workshop I attended this week, I was reminded of the power of growth mindset and explicitly teaching this concept to students. By empowering students with the knowledge of growth mindset and crafting experiences that demonstrate what it looks like in the classroom, we can better prepare students to engage with authentic mathematics.
Jo Boaler's website, youcubed, provides educators with an array of resources. Amongst Boaler's other powerful resources, I highly suggest kicking off the school year with her "Week of Inspirational Math." Additionally, the "Mathematical Mindset Teaching Guide" is an excellent grounding document for goal setting, professional conversations, and individual reflection.