Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

Stretch It, Shape It

Author: JoAnn Deak, Ph.D.

Publisher: Little Pickle Press

ISBN: 1619890194

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Did you know you can stretch and grow your own brain? Or that making mistakes is one of the best ways your brain learns? Just like how lifting weights helps your muscles get stronger, trying new things without giving up—like finding the courage to put your face in the water the first time you’re at a pool—strengthens your brain. Next time, your brain will remind you that you overcame that fear, and you will be braver! Your Fantastic Elastic Brain has sold over 250,000 copies and won six awards: The Mom’s Choice Gold Award; The Moonbeam Gold Award for Non-Fiction Picture Book; The Pewter Gold Ink Award for Distinguished Printing; The Parent’s Choice Silver Award for Interior Design, Children’s/Young Adult; The Nautilus Silver Award for Children’s Non-Fiction; The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Winner for Interior Design, Children’s/Young Adult. It was also honored as a Next Generation Indie Award Finalist for Children’s/Juvenile Nonfiction.
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Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

Stretch It, Shape it

Author: JoAnn M. Deak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982993804

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Introduces the anatomy and functions of the brain; describes how the the brain is able to stretch and grow; and explains how mistakes are an essential part of learning.
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Mindsets in the Classroom

Building a Growth Mindset Learning Community

Author: Mary Cay Ricci

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1618211374

Category: Education

Page: 200

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With this book's easy-to-follow advice, tasks, and strategies, teachers can grow a love of learning in their students. When students believe that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. Inspired by the popular mindset idea that hard work and effort can lead to success, Mindsets in the Classroom provides educators with ideas for building a growth mindset school culture, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking about their abilities and potential. With the book's step-by-step guidance on adopting a differentiated, responsive instruction model, teachers can immediately use growth mindset culture in their classrooms. It also highlights the importance of critical thinking and teaching students to learn from failure. Includes a sample professional development plan and ideas for communicating the mindset concept to parents.
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Writing the Playbook

A Practitioner’s Guide to Creating a Boy-Friendly School

Author: Kelley King

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452284687

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Your game plan for getting boys on the path to higher achievement As a school leader, Kelley King has walked the talk: she successfully led her own staff to close the achievement gap between boys and girls in reading and writing in just one year. In this book, readers get King’s step-by-step, research-based leadership plan for jump-starting boys’ achievement. King shares: Critical insight into the brain-based differences between boys and girls First-hand leadership and classroom experiences to provide educators with a blueprint for creating schools where boys (and girls!) thrive Ready-to-use activities and resources for leading a successful gap-closing initiative
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High Expectations Teaching

How We Persuade Students to Believe and Act on "Smart Is Something You Can Get"

Author: Jon Saphier

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506356818

Category: Education

Page: 248

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The myth of fixed intelligence debunked For all the productive conversation around “mindsets,” what’s missing are the details of how to convince our discouraged and underperforming students that “smart is something you can get.” Until now. With the publication of High-Expectations Teaching, Jon Saphier reveals once and for all evidence that the bell curve of ability is plain wrong—that ability is something that can be grown significantly if we can first help students to believe in themselves. In drill-down detail, Saphier provides an instructional playbook for increasing student confidence and agency in the daily flow of classroom life: Powerful strategies for attribution retraining, organized around 50 Ways to Get Students to Believe in Themselves Concrete examples, scripts, and classroom structures and routines for empowering student agency and choice Dozens of accompanying videos showing high-expectations strategies in action All children in all schools, regardless of income or social class, will benefit from the strategies in this book. But for children of poverty and children of color, our proficiency with these skills is essential . . . in many ways life saving. Jon Saphier challenges us all—educators, students, and parents—to get started today. About Jon Saphier The author of nine books, including The Skillful Teacher, Jon Saphier is founder and president of Research for Better Teaching, Inc. (RBT), a professional development organization dedicated since 1979 to improving classroom teaching and school leadership throughout the United States and internationally.
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Stressed Out!

Solutions to Help Your Child Manage and Overcome Stress

Author: James Forgan,Mary Anne Richey

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 161821621X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 180

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Stressed Out!: Solutions to Help Your Overscheduled Child Manage and Overcome Stress is an easy-to-read guide for parents to help their children understand stress, its effects on kids' day-to-day lives, and how to handle it. The book suggests stress management solutions that can be implemented by even the busiest parents and kids, focusing on a variety of common stressful situations that are grouped according to three categories-school, family, or environmental. Strategies include sample dialogues parents can use in conversation with their child and activities to help children gain insight and understanding into the nature of their stress, such as worksheets, role-play scenarios, or children's stories. Designed for maximum accessibility, parents and their children can immediately apply and reinforce the solutions. Inherent in each chapter is the underlying understanding that stress in children is very individual and solutions need to be individualized to fit the circumstances and personality of each child.
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