Posts by Mary Rudd


Thinking, PLease Wait

How to Make Growth Mindset Work

If establishing a growth mindset journey for students is worthy of our professional development allocations, is it not then implicit that we recognize its role in adult learning as well? As Senge points out, “people with a high level of personal mastery are acutely aware of their ignorance, their incompetence, their growth areas. And they are deeply self-confident. Read More →

Engaging students requires leadership that hears their voices.

Student Engagement Starts with Leadership

If education is truly meant to prepare students for life, shouldn’t school-life mirror real life as much as possible? How many times in our adult lives do we have to complete thinking activities in isolation (worksheets) or bubble multiple choice tests? Not nearly as many times as we have to collaborate with others on a project, problem-solve an issue by researching it and thinking through solutions (authentic literacy), testing ideas and models and redoing them. Read More →

To change results in student learning, we must change the culture for the adults, too.

Whole Leaders, Whole Teachers

We are talking about a learning culture that is less about control and manipulation leading to the “correct” answers and more about tapping into the social-emotional needs of students as they learn how the content applies to their life in their communities. Read More →

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