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Change Behavior

  Common sense is a quality that is generally believed to help people succeed. While watching Dr. Cross’s video, it was interesting to hear how it can actually hurt someone who is trying to make a change. Dr. Cross highlighted three myths regarding changing behavior: education changes behavior, attitudes must change in order to change… Continue reading Change Behavior

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Creating Significant Learning Environments with Growth Mindset Learners

(image from mollyfletcher.com) Throughout the Creating Significant Environments graduate course, I have rediscovered the importance of doing just that - creating a significant learning environment. As teachers, we often hear that creating the right environment in your classroom will allow your students to feel welcome, comfortable, and safe. After reading about significant learning environments, I… Continue reading Creating Significant Learning Environments with Growth Mindset Learners

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Developing a Growth Mindset within my ePortfolio Innovation Plan

In a previous course, I had watched Carol Dweck explain the “power of yet” and the growth mindset. I was inspired then to incorporate this way of thinking into my personal life, as well as my professional life as a teacher. This is why I created a growth mindset plan to incorporate these ideas into… Continue reading Developing a Growth Mindset within my ePortfolio Innovation Plan

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Who actually “owns” the ePortfolio?

When implementing eportfolios into a classroom, it is easily assumed that each individual student owns their own portfolio, mainly because it has their name on it. Ownership is more than just a name though. Ownership is free of limitations or encumbrances. If teachers are encouraging students to take ownership over their work, is it possible… Continue reading Who actually “owns” the ePortfolio?