Hi everyone - welcome back!
Here in Australia our new school year is just beginning (well for teachers anyway), so what better way to kickstart the new year than with a new feature from one of my favourite classroom tech tools, ClassDojo!
Today CD are launching not only their new animated video series, but also their new partnership with PERTS (Stanford Uni's 'Project for Education Research That Scales').
So what's it all about?
Today ClassDojo is launching a video series and accompanying discussion guides that can help any and every classroom learn about Growth Mindset and how to start developing one. The series will be five episodes in length that follow Mojo (ClassDojo's much-loved green monster) and his friend Katie as they explore different aspects of Growth Mindset. The video series can be used in any K-12 classroom!
For those who might not be familiar with it, Growth Mindset, researched and popularised by Professor Carol Dweck of Stanford University, is the notion that intelligence and abilities can be developed over time. 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. Personally I think that even if you're not specifically using Growth Mindset in your classroom, there are still some great concepts that can and should be applied by teachers to encourage students to challenge themselves, work hard, and persevere.
How can you check it out?
Check out the first video below, or head to the ClassDojo website to access all the videos.
What a positive way to start off the year!
I'll be back at school today for our start of year PD days, so stay tuned in the coming weeks for a post all about the techie tools I'll be using or trying out in my classroom this year - I'm so excited to get started!
For all you Aussie teachers, I hope you've had a well-deserved, relaxing break and best of luck for a brilliant, successful, and rewarding 2016!
Welcome! I'm Meagan Caesar, a high school English and Humanities teacher in Queensland, Australia and I've designed this site for teachers interested in using more technology in their classrooms.
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