With Math I Can Video - this is a must see!
''With Math I Can…'' was born from the sobering realization that more and more kids and adults believe that they aren’t good at math. It is a mentality that is all too common and accepted in our society. It's a mentality that can have a profound and lasting negative impact on an individual. Our mission is to change that mentality and provide support tools to help teachers, educators, and parents deliver the message ''With Math I Can…''
Growth mindset was pioneered by Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. She and her colleagues were the first to identify a link between growth mindset and achievement. They found that students who believed that their ability and intelligence could grow and change, otherwise known as growth mindset, outperformed those who thought that their ability and intelligence were fixed. Additionally, students who were taught that they could grow their intelligence actually did better over time. Dweck's research showed that an increased focus on the process of learning, rather than the outcome, helped increase a student's growth mindset and ability.
See Dr. Dwech explain growth mindset in her TedTalks video podcast, December 17, 2014:
Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, was one of the first to apply growth mindset to math achievement. She found that more children have a fixed mindset regarding math than any other subject. Boaler believes that teachers are the key to empowering students through more visual problems that can be solved in multiple ways and unified classrooms versus grouping students by ability. Simple teaching techniques like these encourage students to keep trying without the fear of failure.
See Dr. Boaler discuss math learning in her TedxStanford video podcast, May 22, 2016