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Rebecca Campbell shares about the power of mindset.
Guest: Dr. Rebecca Campbell
Recommended by Michelle Miller, from episode #026.
Associate Professor of Education and the Director and Department Chair for Academic Transition Programs at Northern Arizona University.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – Christopher Robin
Background on mindset
- Early introductions
- Dissertation work on a piece: epistemological beliefs – where knowledge comes from.
- “You either get it or you don't.”
Growth vs fixed mindset
Isn't about teaching differently, but about framing the conversation differently. – Rebecca Campbell
A better way of describing those things holding students back from academic achievement
How to help students achieve more of a growth mindset
- Normalize help-seeking behavior: supplemental instruction, tutoring, writing centers, office hours, peers
- Help seeking behavior is a big deal
The shift between high school and college is pretty big. – Rebecca Campbell
… students come and arrive with lots of incoming characteristics. None of these things have to be overcome, in order for them to be successful.
- How they engage in learning. How they leverage help-seeking behaviors. << That's what defines student success.
These processes can be guided, coached, mentored and taught. – Rebecca Campbell
When we make the processes explicit, we make effort explicit and we are saying everyone can grow if you engage in the right processes. – Rebecca Campbell
We can guide students about the process of learning.
- TED Talk | Brain Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice
- Rebecca will be using his book for the freshman reading group this year:
- Just Mercy, by Brian Stevenson
- Chronicle blog post about the freshmen reading groups
Be kind to students. Don't make assumptions. – Rebecca Campbell
More on performance barriers
Reframing the conversation
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