I participated in the Whole-Child Cohort this school year. I read the articles ( https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-MeGmItW_YHyGait2CLdqf8QMi4moNb1SGP8g9qIw_Q ) and the book, Teaching with Poverty in Mind- What Being Poor Does to Kids' Minds and What Schools Can do About It, by Eric Jensen.
I learned that many children in poverty develop learned helplessness, and realized that many of my students demonstrate learned helplessness when faced with challenging academic tasks. I identified this as a learning barrier that I can do something about. I decided to research growth mindset instructional strategies to address this barrier to learning. I implemented growth mindset strategies from ClassDojo, Mindsetworks and other resources. Check out my Adobe Spark page to learn more about growth mindset and how it has been implemented into my classroom this year.
By: Kelly Anderson
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