"We are living a public life on a global stage, the ones who can express themselves best, will be heard." -Laura Hill, Author The Great Story World Mix-Up, co-creator #whatisschool

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

#whatisschool July 16, 2015 Making Community Connections



Making Community Connections

#whatisschool Thursday July 16, 7PM EDT


Gwen Pescatore @gpescatore25
For the last few weeks #whatisschool has been talking about ways to infuse your lessons with technology and open your mind to new ideas, especially new teaching strategies.

This week #whatisschool looks at ways that you can tap into your community, inside school walls, outside where your students live and on a global scale!  

Joining us is classroom connection expert and personal friend @gpescatore25, a leader in parent in edu-conversations at  Community Facilitator Co-host of  () & Marketing Mgr  (Check Gwen out at www.parentschoolpartners.wordpress.com)



Questions #whatisschool 
Thursday July 16, 7PM EDT


1). How have you connected students with their community? 
2) How can students collaborate and learn from others in the scholastic community? 
3) What community resources can you use to enrich lessons, with information, services or technology?  
4) How can you tap into cultural and real world experiences for your students? 
5) How can parents facilitate bringing real world experience into the classroom and getting student driven ideas into the community?

The Growth Mindset, An Idea For Success #whatisschool Thursday October 15, 7PM EDT



The Growth Mindset, An Idea For Success
#whatisschool Thursday October 15, 7PM EDT



Every so often a groundbreaking idea comes along. This is one of them, Growth Mindset. 

This simple idea was discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck after decades of research on achievement and success.  Dweck determined that in a fixed mindset people believe their basic qualities, intelligence or talent are fixed traits and that these traits alone create success without effort.  She went on to describe that in a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. So how do we foster a growth mindset in students?


Join the AMAZING Mark Weston @shiftparadigm as he co-hosts #whatisschool with me  @candylandcaperThursday, October 15, at 7PM EDT when we will be exploring the ins and outs of implementing a Growth Mindset in the classroom.


Questions #whatisschool 
Thursday October 15, 7PM EDT

1) How can you foster a growth mindset in your classroom, school, or district? #whatisschool

2) What tools and strategies could be used to help students, teachers and administrators embrace a growth mindset? #whatisschool

3) How can you help students overcome pitfalls, failures and frustrations they may encounter while pushing their limits? #whatisschool

4) How can you teach in a growth mindset and still meet benchmarks and standards? #whatisschool

5) How can technology or alternative teaching methods and environments foster a growth mindset? #whatisschool

6) What would teachers and administrators need to change to make their school a growth mindset leaning center? #whatisschool



Read more about Growth Mindsets in my blog post Growing Your Brain By Changing Your Mindset





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