November 23, 2015
One of the 5 belief sets Ron Ritchhart presents in chapter 2 of Creating Cultures of Thinking is Developing a Growth vs. Fixed Mindset. I recently came across an article on MindShift that connects to this belief and identifies some common misconceptions about Growth Mindset. Take a moment to read it. It is full of some excellent information. http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/11/16/growth-mindset-clearing-up-some-common-confusions/
Another great read from MindShift this week deals with the idea that we can learn from our mistakes. The article identifies four types of mistakes we can make and the impact each has on our ability to improve our understanding. The graphic highlights the four mistakes types addressed in this article. http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/11/23/why-understanding-these-four-types-of-mistakes-can-help-us-learn/
The final bit of information I have to share with you comes from the Making Thinking Visible facebook page. Ron posted a video of a group of drama students using the GSCE thinking routine to discover a creative ideogram (a symbol) that carries the conceptual weight of the play. The short video guides you through the steps students took to deepen their understanding of the text. https://vimeo.com/14569597
“A life spent making mistakes is not only most honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing” – George Bernard Shaw
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