Friday, October 16, 2015

Chat Planning: Join us Friday, October 16, 10AM (Central time) - GROWTH MINDSET

UPCOMING CHAT: Our first chat of the Fall 2015 semester!
Friday, October 16, 10AM-11AM (Norman time)
TOPIC: GROWTH MINDSET

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: STORIFY OF CHAT.

... and here is our #OpenTeachingOU Fall 2015 Chat Schedule.

Please feel free to comment with advance materials! One place to start is Laura's Growth Mindset blog, with memes and growth mindset resources: Growth Mindset Memes.

And please help us come up with some good questions! You can leave comments here or tweet (use #OpenTeachingOU hashtag).

Tentative questions: Please suggest other ideas in the comments section!

Q1. To get started: What were your summer highlights? How is the new semester going???
Q2. Have you had a personal experience of moving from fixed to growth mindset? What helped you make the move?
Q3. What are the best resources for learning about growth mindset approaches? What are best resources to share with students?
Q4. What growth mindset strategies do you use as you think about course design?
Q5. Have you made growth mindset an explicit part of your teaching? With what results?
Q6. How can we use growth mindset to promote open learning and teaching? co-learning? differentiated learning? other goals?




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7 comments:

  1. Hey Laura! One of the things I'm wondering is if the connection between Growth Mindset and Openness/Open Teaching is already implicit/explicit enough, or if we need to ask a leading question in that regard. I think it probably is self-evident but just wanted to throw it out there for you and Stacy to think about.

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    1. Ooooh, yes, absolutely: that is one of the huge advantages to me is that it is a natural platform for colearning together WITH students and students make their learning more "out loud" as you and Stacy talked about in the Connections course. I will jiggle questions now!!!

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  2. About future topics, I'm interested in anything/everything, but I would rank my top three choices probably as:

    Cultivating Creativity
    Teaching Writers
    Curating, Annotating, Sharing

    But I am totally ready to go with whatever is of most interest to others. In fact, I would probably learn even more that way, going in new directions I haven't even thought of. Yet (to borrow the Growth Mindset mantra). :-)

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    1. Okay, I've changed my mind already based on cool idea sparked by Eddie mentioning travel and learning:

      Now my top three would be:

      Cultivating Creativity
      Teaching Writers
      Learning as Journey: Real Trips, Mind Trips

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  3. Interesting topic. For me, college provided a spark of interest that drove my future career choices. I really enjoyed learning about European History and made a job choice that offered me travel opportunities. I got a job that allowed me to roam Europe for 4 years and it was a wonderful experience.

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    1. Oooooh, Eddie, that gives me a great idea: we should come up with a topic that is a natural fit for Study Abroad since that is one of the very cool things happening at OU, and it is a natural fit for open, sharing, etc. I know some students do fabulous blogs when they are on Study Abroad. It would be so cool to connect with them if we can. I'm thinking something on travel in general, learning as journey, literally and metaphorically! I'll add that to the list!

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    2. Eddie and Laura,

      I really like this topic because it gets to the hears of the flow we are wanting to discuss, i.e. moving from a "centripetal" to a "centrifugal" focus (growth mindset, expanding our range of experience etc.)

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