Book Review: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck

One of my favorite books of all times, Carol Dweck’s Mindset has changed my thinking in fundamental ways.  If you’re going to read anything before the start of your school year (either as teachers or parents), read this one!  Synopsis At first glance, Dweck’s Mindset appears to be a pop-culture self-help book.  Don’t be fooled. … Continue reading Book Review: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck

From the Compost Pile: Grading & Progress Reporting

One of the richest sources of potential growth as educators can come from our mistakes, struggles, regrets, less-than-satisfactory performance, and failures. According to Carol Dweck hard work can lead to success and failures and setbacks are opportunities for learning and growth.  From the Compost Pile posts chronicle some of these growth potentials from my own… Continue reading From the Compost Pile: Grading & Progress Reporting