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Realizing Potential with Mindset
Mindsets are beliefs about intelligence and how one learns. Those with a growth mindset believe their intelligence can change and are more likely to persist and seek help when struggling at a task. Those with a fixed mindset believe intelligence is static and are more likely to shut down and avoid challenges. Fostering a growth mindset in the classroom helps all students reach their potential and can be especially powerful for students who feel unwelcome in a discipline and think they cannot succeed.
- Identify behaviors associated with fixed and growth mindsets
- Articulate the benefits of a growth mindset for students
- Apply strategies to promote a growth mindset
This workshop provides a research-based overview of growth mindset, including key characteristics, benefits, and strategies to employ in the classroom, as well as activities geared toward helping teachers and students reflect on and foster a growth mindset.
The workshop will include hands-on activities, small and large group discussion, self-discovery, and guided inquiry.
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About the Instructor
Dr. Meagan Pollock is the Director of Professional Development for the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity. In this role, Meagan leads a national team of equity professionals that build educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity and workforce diversity.
Before turning her focus on the intersection of education and equity, Meagan worked as an engineer for Texas Instruments. Meagan was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and she holds a PhD in engineering education from Purdue University, a MS in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, and a BS in computer science from Texas Woman’s University. As an engineer turned educator, Meagan is focused on engineering equity into education and the workforce.
Meagan Pollock: (m) 512-739-0774, MPollock@napequity.org