Keynote: Teaching Kids to Stretch by Dan Haesler
Too many students believe they don’t need to learn, or that they can’t learn. Professor Carol Dweck contends that this is due to students developing a Fixed Mindset with regard to their capabilities. Dweck argues that learning is stunted and many social issues can arise by having a Fixed Mindset. She says in order to students to flourish, they need a Growth Mindset – a disposition that embraces challenge, seeks out feedback and values effort as the pathway to mastery. Could a Growth Mindset be the key to unlocking our students potential, and how can teachers and schools cultivate a culture of Growth in their classrooms and schools?
In addition to this, research suggests that the teacher’s mindset has a significant impact on the students in their care. How can we address our mindset in order to challenge expectations and improve our ability to recognise potential and learning in every one of our students?
In particular we'll consider the theory behind mindset, as well as strategies for feedback and assessment.
Dan Haesler is an international keynote speaker, educator, writer & consultant. Originally from Manchester, Dan now lives in Sydney, Australia where he works with schools across the country around issues of engagement and wellbeing. He is passionate about equity in education and engaging our hardest-to-reach kids. He has consulted to Federal and State Government education projects, regularly features in the media, and writes a regular column for the Australian Teacher Magazine.
In recent years Dan has developed a reputation as one of the Asia Pacific’s most dynamic educational thinkers and speakers. He has presented alongside the likes of Sir Ken Robinson, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
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