Growth mindset and the teacher. Carol Dweck is a great proponent of the Growth Mindset and has a very simple way in which Parents and Teachers can cultivate growth mindset in Students with just one word 'yet'. If students say that I am not good at Math or Chess, Carol Dweck suggests you to use one powerful work 'Yet' as a responsive to all such negative mindsets and overcome the same
Documentation: Transforming Our Perspective by Melissa Rivard. This short documentary--created as an introduction to the Documentation Studio at Wheelock College--is a conversation with several leaders of Reggio Children and the municipal infant-toddler and preschools in Reggio Emilia, Italy about the practice of documentation and its role in teaching and learning.
This graphic represents the forward momentum that can be achieved through reflective practice. It is a cycle but one that is always making progress rather than just spinning around and around. Reflecting can metaphorically get your wheels to stop spinning in the mud and get that truck moving again! A particularly New Brunswick metaphor for all of those educators who love going muddin' :)
The process of noticing and recording children’s learning is an essential practice of effective early childhood educators. Noticing meaningful learning encounters and then collecting this information in a number of ways enables us as educators to fulfil the promise we make to children and their families—that ‘we will extend and enrich children’s learning’. Being attuned to children means that we will be alert to their learning and record it.