Graduate Course: EDU 526 - Growth Mindset in Students and Classrooms (Online)

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  • Price: $800.00
  • Dates: February 18 - April 14, 2019
  • Professors: Krista Leh and Larry Newman
  • Location: Online

This course explores the components critical to fostering a Growth Mindset to counter the effects of poverty. Understanding the complex relationships between student high-risk behaviors, the many facets of poverty, and achieving positive social emotional growth is a critical component of teaching today. Students will begin this course with an examination of ways in which poverty influences social, emotional, and academic growth. Students will then analyze current research on Developmental Assets and Developmental Relationships and explore ways in which fostering a Growth Mindset, based on research by Carol Dweck, can be systematically integrated to classroom and school culture to counter the effects of poverty. Finally, students will assess their classroom and/or building’s integration of these supports to reduce at-risk behaviors and increase achievement, develop and implement a personalized plan to better support a student in need, then reflect on the short-term outcomes.