Popular Trends in Education?

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  1. Divya Rana

    Divya Rana New Member

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    What are the popular trends in education, which is the best suited for the students to good growth and worthy for their career?
     
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    In Elementary education:

    1. Having a Growth Mindset instead of a Fixed Mindset
    2. Differentiation...Finding successful ways to deal with the fact that there is usually a 3-5 year difference between the reading level or math level of the highest achieving student and lowest achieving student in a classroom.
    3. STEM
    4. Technology used in the classroom with 1:1 devices
    5. Lots more depending on the school, district, or state.
     
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    The secondary education list looks very similar to the elementary one.
    • Growth Mindset
    • Teaching in a 1:1 District
    • Trauma Informed Teaching
    • Closing Instructional Gaps Due to Covid Losses
    • Closing Instructional Gaps Due to Disabilities and Socio-Economic Levels
     
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    We've gone to a co-teaching model this year in order to push small group instruction. We've got trauma-informed teaching training scheduled for after winter break. RTI is being talked about, but not really implemented.
    At the secondary and post-secondary, UDL (universal design for learning) is a trend getting pushed.
     
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    Nov 29, 2022 at 2:19 PM

    PBIS...I hate it. Take out the P and the I and call it what it is!
     
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    Growth mindset might be on the way out. There is little support for it in the research literature.

    A recent meta look at the studies showed most supportive investigations were flawed and biased. "When examining the highest-quality evidence, the effect was nonsignificant. We conclude that apparent effects of growth mindset interventions on academic achievement are likely attributable to inadequate study design, reporting flaws, and bias."

    My own goal is to help student embrace high expectations for themselves.
     
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    Nov 30, 2022 at 6:51 PM

    Anecdotally, I’ve seen growth mindset be a powerful motivator for students to reach for higher expectations of themselves. My class this year has a lot of learned helplessness, probably partly from COVID schooling. 3rd grade has had very little normal school experience, and everything feels so hard to them. Encouraging them to have a growth mindset, to be ok with the discomfort of new and hard things, to keep trying so things get easier and their “brains get stronger” … it’s an immediate change in their attitude toward tasks. I remind them that it’s ok if something is hard right now, because we’re still learning and it’s new, and they’re so much more determined to keep trying and recognize when something clicks and makes sense.
     
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    Nov 30, 2022 at 8:37 PM

    I really don't see a downside to Growth mindset. I haven't heard anyone dislike it except for the poorly done PDs that teachers are often required to attend on the subject. I don't know of anything that has more hindered people that I know from succeeding than their Fixed Mindset. Often they believe they stink at something forever and there is nothing they can do to improve. These are the saddest stories I have ever seen in my life.

    I am sure that like many things in education, growth mindset has probably been so poorly taught and implemented that its effects could be minimal. This shouldn't lead to Growth Mindset going the way out, but instead its lousy methods should be replaced with far better ways of teaching it. Despite being a fierce advocate for Growth Mindset, I nearly fell asleep in the horrible PowerPoint slide show PD on Growth Mindset that I attended with my colleagues. I am sure few of us got anything out of it.
     
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    Dec 1, 2022 at 10:59 AM

    So true. Many students have come to feel failure as their comfort place. They need to see there's more choices.
     
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