Is Growth Mindset Working?

Oct 17, 2016

Janice Smith

Yesterday an article was published on LinkedIn by the CEO of an EdTech company called Sown to Grow; it was called ‘Why Growth Mindset Isn’t Working In Schools…Yet.’  First, shout out for the title.  When I think about growth mindset the first word that comes to mind is the word ‘yet’, and the importance of using […]

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Smelly Markers

Jan 25, 2016

Janice Smith

We couldn’t be more excited to announce the addition of another batch of videos from Henderson Collegiate this morning.  Head to the library to see some of the newest footage, and stay tuned for their high school footage that will be coming in the next week. In the meantime, today I’m excited to share a […]

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The Power of Yet

Aug 31, 2015

Janice Smith

Growth mindset, the belief in its importance and the explicit teaching of it to both teachers and students, is something we’ve heard a lot of people talking about in the last couple of years as we’ve visited schools.  In the age of ‘new math’, and an increase in rigor in the Common Core State Standards, […]

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Small Word, Big Impact

Mar 11, 2014

Janice Smith

The aversion to being ‘politically correct’ has always bugged me.  Word choice matters.  Simple as that.  And if spending an extra 30 seconds to carefully select those words can make a huge impact on someone else, it’s well worth it in my mind.  This doesn’t just extend to political conversation, but also plays a huge […]

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