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Weekly Ideas to Help Grow Your Math Classroom


brain 1: Welcome to Your New Brain!
An examination into one of the central ideas in growth mindset: your brain is a muscle that changes as you learn and grow.
favoriteno 2: The Power of Mistakes
When we allow mistakes and errors in our math classrooms, we unlock their potential as springboards for learning.
dwecksmall 3: Now versus Yet
Carol Dweck shows how the addition of one word can be a powerful agent for change in our math classrooms.
smallJB 4: Losing the Answer Key
We all want to help. But when we rush in with an answer, what message are we sending to our students?
praisevidsmall 5: Praise with Substance
How and what we praise in our classrooms can help promote the key strengths of a growth mindset.
kwfsmall 6: Connecting the Dots
Make Symphony Math a real contributor to your math classroom.
mathdiscussion 7: Questions
Use questions to disrupt the problem/solution cycle and promote growth in your math classroom.
braincrossing 8: Why Models Matter
Use models to encourage mastery in your math classroom.
duckworth 9: GRIT
The ability to persevere is a critical trait of the growth mindset learner.
seasonsgreetingssmall 10: Thank You
You are the key to your students’ success, and we are here to help.
guidedpracticeweb 11: Digging Into Guided Practice Materials
A guide to using the skill-specific offine interventions available to your students.