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What it Means to Have a Growth Mindset

Posted by Jennifer Peterson on Oct 17, 2019 2:33:06 PM

If you’re an educator or have been near an educational institution over the last few years, you’ve most likely heard the phrase ‘Growth Mindset.’ It seems to be the new buzz word as of late. But what exactly does it mean? And why is it so important? And if you don’t have one, how do you get one?

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Topics: elementary, high school, learners, middle school, success skills, growth mindset

Why Boys and Girls Learn Better Together In Coed Elementary School

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Aug 9, 2017 2:53:51 PM

It's no secret — boys and girls learn and develop differently. They have different behaviors and respond to different learning styles. But that doesn't mean they should learn separately in their most impressionable years.

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Topics: elementary, elementary school, coeducation, lower school, learners, coed, project-based learning

Today’s Classrooms Must Teach to the 4 Types of Learners

Posted by Ann Higgins on Jan 24, 2017 12:00:00 AM

When I was in school, a well-planned, one-size-fits-all lesson was the way we learned. We sat at our tables quietly, listened to our teacher and raised our hand when we had a question. You could usually hear a pin drop, as noise was frowned upon. The teacher was the star of the show, and the students were the audience members. Today, the classroom is made up of an ensemble cast, featuring both the teacher and the students.

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Topics: education, classroom, learners

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