While we cannot predict with certainty the challenges our students will face as they grow into adults, we can be confident that they will face an array of complex and unpredictable problems as they mature. In order to help our children meet these challenges, one of the most important “gifts” we can give them is the belief that they can learn anything, and that in the face of failure and setbacks they can demonstrate a “growth mindset”. Young people (and adults!) who develop this kind of mindset demonstrate the ability to learn from mistakes, increase their efforts appropriately as difficulty increases, and seek out different and better strategies when their initial approaches are not successful.
Education professionals from across Greater Boston are invited to join Dr. John D’Auria who will share four decades of research that have led to important insights into how we can help nurture this mindset not only in our children but also in the adults who work with them. In era of high accountability and constant learning, a growth mindset is an essential resource. This workshop will illuminate how the actions of leaders can influence the mindset of educators and students alike.
John D’Auria, Ed.D, moved from directing the Canton Public Schools as Superintendent to becoming President of Teachers21. In a career that has spanned four decades as a math teacher, guidance counselor, principal and superintendent, Dr. D’Auria has worked with hundreds of school leaders around sharpening the academic focus of school teams, developing a vibrant school culture, and managing conflict in the workplace. Dr. D’Auria’s research focuses on the ways in which the assumptions that people hold about intelligence significantly influence their learning. His most recent book, School Systems That Learn, was co-authored with Dr. Paul Ash (Corwin Press, 2012). Dr. D’Auria is also the author of Ten Lessons in Leadership and Learning (2010), a helpful resource to new and experienced leaders, as well as “The DNA of Leadership”—a curriculum for aspiring school leaders.+ More... - Less...
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