I created this recently for a group of teachers, and wanted to pass it along to you.
It’s a mini goal-setting booklet to help strategize how you will
spark growth mindsets into your classroom this school year.
There are three points of focus that are backed by research
to help motivate students to become more self-regulating,
persistent and conscientious when it comes to their academic
and out-of-school behaviors:
1) Celebrating Mistakes
2) Praising Process
3) Cultivating Purpose (specifically: “self-transcendent purpose”
The workbook has links to downloadable activities,
a summary of how these three pillars improve student performance, and
space for self-reflection and goal-setting.
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Based on cutting-edge research from Harvard & Stanford University, my own research
and my personal experience with direct counseling to young people,
I feel very strongly about point #3:
‘Self-transcendent’ purpose is about a recognition of a contribution
you are making to something or someone other than just yourself.
I think this sense of purpose is one of the most powerful,
transformative catalysts that can change a young person’s trajectory.
It is becoming an important focal point in my own work,
and reflects this uplifting and fun-to-watch TED talk by Simon Sinek,
The Golden Circle: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
If there are any of you out there who would like to explore this concept further with me, please email me!
Let me know if you have any suggestions for tweaks I can make to the goal-setting workbook make it more useful to you!