Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Growth Mindset and Class Dojo

OMG!!!! Can I just say that Class Dojo is getting more and more amazing as the year progresses!!!!! First, they give us Class Story, then Dojo Translate, then the ability to upload videos to our class story and now......... drum roll please!!!!................

Growth Mindset!!!!

Today, marks the unveiling of the first of 5 movies on growth mindset! I love this for the classroom!

Click on Mojo below to see some  information on the class dojo website!

Here is a snippet of the press release Class Dojo has put together and released!

Today ClassDojo and Stanford University’s Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS) announced a partnership to help millions of students learn about ‘growth mindset’ in their classrooms. As part of this partnership, ClassDojo developed a five-part series of animated videos that will be available free to all teachers. It is the first in ClassDojo’s “Big Ideas” series, where ClassDojo will bring cutting-edge research into the classroom -- with characters that students know and love. The idea of growth mindset, researched and popularized by Professor Carol Dweck and colleagues at Stanford University, is the notion that intelligence and abilities can be developed over time. The opposite is a ‘fixed’ mindset, which is the belief that these abilities are innate and can’t change. Research has shown that when students possess a growth mindset, and see challenge as an opportunity to learn, they are more likely to persevere when faced with setbacks. “When children believe their abilities are tied to things they can’t change, the windows of opportunity surrounding them shut one by one,” said Dave Paunesku, executive director of Stanford PERTS. “ClassDojo’s reach and mission to help teachers, parents, and students transform education from the ground up made it the natural partner for us to share this concept with teachers at a massive scale.”

I know I am super excited about this and can not wait to share this with my kids and with the other teachers at my school!

Thank you Class Dojo for once again going above and beyond to provide educators with so many important tools they can use in the classroom!!!!

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