#UTedChat Questions for 12/02 – Growth vs Fixed Mindsets in Education

Growth mindset guru Carol Dweck says teachers and parents often use her research incorrectly.  Focus on the strategies and results, not effort alone.  Read more in the Article.

Q1 What does fostering a #growthmindset mean to you as a teacher?

Q2 Do you have any experiences fostering #growthmindsets? How did you do it, and what was the effect?

Q3 How can we frame feedback to promote a #growthmindset?

Q4 Have u caught yourself in a fixed #mindset during a school day? How do you manage fixed mindset thoughts?

Q5 Some grading & assessment practices trigger a fixed mindset. What are #growthmindset hacks 4 assessment?

Q6 What is an action you will take to further develop a #growthmindset in yourself and/or in students?

Tonight’s #UTedChat will be moderated by Mary Touchet (@MaryTouchet).

Mary Touchet currently teaches Secondary Math at Academy for Math, Engineering & Science (AMES) in Salt Lake City.  She has lived in a few different places, including, California, Brazil, Texas and different counties in Utah (Salt Lake, Davis, Tooele, Provo and Sevier). 

Mary earned a bachelor’s degree in Math Education and then completed a master’s in Math Education, all while raising 3 beautiful children with her husband.  She has learned to use change to help her become a better teacher by using the best-researched methods in learning and teaching.  Mary’s research interests include how math teachers use problem-solving tasks in the classroom to promote mathematical discussions, teaching students how to think about how they are using the Standards of Mathematical Practice in their studies, and helping others to learn to how to foster a mathematical growth mindset.  

Mary is also the Twitter representative for Utah Council Teachers of Mathematics (UCTM) and moderates a monthly Math Education Twitter Chat on the 3rd Thursday of every month, #UTmathChat. 

When she’s not teaching or learning math, Mary enjoys activities with her family, playing and singing music, reading, puzzles, anything techy and playing sports (especially softball and basketball).  She is a life-long learner and enjoys trying new things to challenge herself.

If you aren’t already following Mary on Twitter, be sure to do so before the chat so you can better keep up and because she’s amazing!

See you at 9 pm!


Cody Plumhof

Cody is the web developer, Communications Coordinator and media production center director for the Washington County School District. He has served on the UCET Board since 2012 as the WCSD representative and web developer for the organization.

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