2019: Teacher Mindsets

  • Title: TEACHER MINDSETS HOW EDUCATORS’ PERSPECTIVES SHAPE STUDENT SUCCESS
  • Author: CRAIG WACKER AND LYNN OLSON
  • Description: As the education sector increasingly focuses on students’ social and emotional skills, a growing body of research points to the importance of teachers to that dimension of student learning. Through the messages they send and the experiences they provide in classrooms, teachers shape students’ psychological experiences of schooling, their motivation to learn, and their achievement levels. FutureEd Senior Fellows Craig Wacker and Lynn Olson explore the critical role that teachers’ attitudes, beliefs, and practices play in fortifying students’ investment in learning in this new FutureEd report. They examine the new findings on “teacher mindsets” and profile schools at the forefront of efforts to shift adult perceptions and practices in ways that strengthen students’ view of themselves as learners and their motivation to learn. We’re grateful to the many researchers who contributed to the project. Greg Walton of Stanford generously provided us with valuable feedback on a draft of the report. And we are grateful to Amana Academy in Alpharetta, Georgia, part of the EL Education Network, Urban Assembly Media High School in New York, part of the Urban Assembly network, and Mission High School and MLK Jr. Middle School in the San Francisco Unified School District for inviting us into their classrooms. Phyllis Jordan, Molly Breen and Jackie Arthur of FutureEd’s editorial team did a great job producing the report. And the Barr Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and Lucas Education Research at the George Lucas Educational Foundation made the work possible. Thomas Toch Director, FutureEd
  • Format: Pdf
  • Pages: 30

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