Colloquium: Dr. Rebecca Winarski

UW-Milwaukee Department of Mathematical Sciences presents

Dr. Rebecca Winarski;
Visiting Assistant Professor

Friday, April 1, 2016
2:00pm in EMS E495

*Refreshments will be served at 1:30pm in EMS E424A*

Growth Mindset in the Classroom: What I have learned from Project NExT

Student success depends on many factors, but one that is often overlooked is their psychological preparation. Students with a growth mindset, as defined by Dweck, are more engaged, demonstrate more persistence, and are more excited to take on challenges than those with a fixed mindset. In this talk I will discuss the fixed and growth mindsets and what we, as educators, can do to encourage it in the classroom. The material here is a piece of what I have learned through the MAA’s Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching).