As many educators know who have studied the growth mindset, teaching motivation and metacognitive principles is challenging. While he started as a journalism teacher, now Chris works with students to try to help them understand motivation and success principles. He will share with us what works (and doesn’t) and also will tackle misconceptions and misapplications of the word “grit.” You can’t just tell students to “have grit” but there are things you can say instead.
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- Mindset Survey [Chris mentioned in the show]
- Carol Dweck – TED Talk “The Power of Believing You Can Improve” [mentioned]
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck [mentioned]
- Teaching Tip Sheet from the American Psychological Association on Self Efficacy
- VIA Strength Assessments Survey [mentioned in show]
- Motivating Kids with Nontraditional Memory Techniques [related podcast episode]
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Chris Holmes – Bio as submitted
Chris Holmes is a teacher, researcher, and writer who studies student motivation. His 18-year teaching career includes working with students on the verge of dropping out, students with learning disabilities, and students who are gifted.
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