Growth Mindset: Let Your Dreams Be Your Limit

A fixed mindset can be very limiting to an individual and does not encourage life-long learning.  As the above image depicts, individuals with a fixed mindset believe that they only have so much potential and that they are born with a certain level of intelligence.  They do not stretch their limits and aim to challenge … Continue reading Growth Mindset: Let Your Dreams Be Your Limit

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Service Learning to Enhance Student Engagement

Service learning is a process of setting goals and applying classroom learning concepts to positively affect the community around us.  I use service learning to help motivate students and enhance student engagement.  Utilizing service learning helps promote self-directed and self-regulated learning and produces a sense of accomplishment by the students.  I use service learning as a term project where students will choose … Continue reading Service Learning to Enhance Student Engagement

Lesson Planning Components

Characteristics of Adult Learners As stated by Pappas (2013) in his article "8 Important Characteristics of Adult Learners", “adults are characterized by maturity, self-confidence, autonomy, solid decision-making, and are generally more practical, multi-tasking, purposeful, self-directed, experienced, and less open-minded and receptive to change.”   Pappas explores eight adult learner traits that educators need to be cognizant … Continue reading Lesson Planning Components