Increase student engagement and create passionate learners. The path that leads a student to drop out of school is typically long, with engagement fading each year until the student stops attending. Clearly, increasing student engagement is the key to halting this sequence. But lack of consensus on the definition of “engagement” makes this difficult. What schools need is a common engagement literacy - a simple yet nuanced understanding of how to maximize engagement. This book offers the first comprehensive system for defining engagement and optimizing it in any student cohort. Inside, you’ll learn: • How to improve teacher feedback methods for maximum engagement • The power of mindset (for both educators and students). • Key vocabulary terms for furthering the engagement process. With this book, you can block the path to dropping out and create a community of passionate learners.
Chapter 3: The Power of Mindset
The Power of Mindset
Kay, a high school girl, ran cross-country, competing in the mile and two-mile events during track season. She exhibited a lot of talent and placed in the top five in major meets. After her junior year, her coach told her he liked watching her run on what he called “pure guts.” While she did not have some ...