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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Play Hard, Study Hard Science Tells Us

November 30, 2016

Researchers from University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine Brain Behavior Lab evaluated nearly 10,000 children ages 8 to 21. They began with fMRI scans and then moved to an online assessment to analyze brain development at every age. Their data is fascinating. And it gives powerful insight into what we should generally expect from children behaviorally, emotionally and cognitively at every age. And here’s why we should all care. A lot. Childhood is a period of rapid brain development. That much we’ve known. What is different about the research from the Brain Behavior Lab is that it might tell us what students should learn for the greatest possible long-term impact. From Dr. Robert Bjork we’ve known that students shouldn’t be coasting and they shouldn’t be stretched too far beyond their… Read More

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Where We Go from Here (35 Strategies to Develop a Growth Mindset)

November 15, 2016

by Mindprint Staff We get better. As parents and teachers, our path to better is often through the love and laughter of our children. On the other hand, children model the behavior of the grown-ups around them. Our children are watching. We need to mirror the mindset we want them to have, if they are to become the grown-ups that will make the world a better place. Educators know the power of growth mindset, or the fundamental importance of having a positive attitude and response to our successes as well as our disappointments. Now more than ever is the time for adults to model growth mindset. Yes, we are facing many big issues that might feel insurmountable. However, if we want the world to get better we can start small, or at least with the small… Read More

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