Using TED Talks to Help Students Develop a Growth Mindset

Hi everyone! In today's post, I am going to be talking about one of my favourite things to watch/listen to: TED Talks! I love TED talks as a means of acquiring new information and ideas, hearing new perspectives, and inspiring change in my own life, even in small ways. Recently however, I have discovered that … Continue reading Using TED Talks to Help Students Develop a Growth Mindset

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How else can I incoroporate the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model?

Aside from the GRR model itself, there are a number of related techniques that you can use in the classroom, as you assume the role of the More Knowledeable Other. They include: Scaffolding: This is a crucial componet in helping students develop more responsibility for their learning. It involves starting off with simple tasks, modelling … Continue reading How else can I incoroporate the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model?

Mindset and Resilience: Some Strategies to try with Students

As I've mentioned in a previous post, Resiliency Theory and Carol Dweck's work on Mindset has really resonated with me as a future educator. I believe wholeheartedly that resiliency is one of the key ingredients in overcoming any risk factor, and teachers can play a significant role in helping children to develop this trait over … Continue reading Mindset and Resilience: Some Strategies to try with Students

Using Self-Regulated Learning Theory in the Classroom

In my opinion, one of the most helpful components of my At-Risk concentration courses were our discussions of theory-related teaching strategies. While I do find educational theory to be incredibly interesting (and I can see the merits in many of them), I personally find it more useful to not discuss a variety of theoretical perspectives, … Continue reading Using Self-Regulated Learning Theory in the Classroom