Title

Unleashing a Mindset of Achievement - What To Do When Kids Won't Try

Focused Area

Improving School Climate for Youth-At-Risk

Relevance to Focused Area

The session will facilitate educators in developing a specific action plan for nurturing a growth mindset and creating a positive school climate that generates resilient life-long learners.

Primary Strand

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance to Primary Strand

II. “HEART”: SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL SKILLS

Developing Noncognitive Factors to Improve Teacher & Student Performance:

Academic performance is a complex phenomenon, shaped by a wide variety of factors. While content knowledge and academic skills are key, noncognitive factors have a direct positive relationship to academic performance, behaviors, perseverance and social skills. This session will guide school leaders and teachers in identifying conditions that promote positive mindsets and provide the tools needed to develop critical noncognitive factors. Leave empowered to create a campus-wide culture that promotes positive behaviors, academic perseverance, and achievement!

Brief Program Description

Did you know that students’ perceptions of intelligence can have a profound influence on school performance? As students discover that intelligence is malleable, not fixed, they begin to view difficult challenges as opportunities to get smarter. With this mindset they become more resilient lifelong learners. In this session participants will:

  • Identify and discuss our academic mindsets shown to strongly influence academic performance

  • Develop tools to evaluate academic mindsets

  • Outline an action plan for developing positive academic mindsets in teachers & students

Summary

Discover a neuroscience, research-based plan for developing positive academic mindsets in teachers & students. Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to develop more resilient students. Leave with innovative ideas, engaging strategies and powerful personal narratives that explain the impact of attention, effort, and practice on brain structure. Deliver a life-changing message of hope! "Smart is something you get, not something you are. If you embrace new challenges, give your best effort and practice faithfully, you will grow in intelligence. We all have the potential to grow a better brain."

Evidence

Literature review June 2012- Teaching adolescents to become learners - The role of noncognitive factors in shaping performance.: University of Chicago CCSR - Farrington, Roderick, Allensworth, Nagaoka, Keyes. Johnson, and Beechum

Deweck, C: Mindesets - The Psychology of Success

Participating school districts: Aim to Grow Your Brain

Northeast ISD 2009; Harlandale ISD 2013; San Antonio ISD 2014

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

JOANNE BILLINGSLEY is a nationally-acclaimed presenter, author and award-winning teacher. She works as a consultant with administrators, teachers and students across the country implementing strategies that improved academic performance. Joanne’s work combines current neuroscience research with best practices in teaching. She has developed exciting, NEW learning strategies and tools for developing academic mindsets that have a lasting positive impact on school performance.

Start Date

11-6-2015 11:45 AM

End Date

11-6-2015 1:00 PM

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Nov 6th, 11:45 AM Nov 6th, 1:00 PM

Unleashing a Mindset of Achievement - What To Do When Kids Won't Try

Did you know that students’ perceptions of intelligence can have a profound influence on school performance? As students discover that intelligence is malleable, not fixed, they begin to view difficult challenges as opportunities to get smarter. With this mindset they become more resilient lifelong learners. In this session participants will:

  • Identify and discuss our academic mindsets shown to strongly influence academic performance

  • Develop tools to evaluate academic mindsets

  • Outline an action plan for developing positive academic mindsets in teachers & students