growth mindset

Positive Post Friday: 10/7/16

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another Positive Post Friday! I didn’t post one last week because things got hectic at work and my parents visited that weekend so I was kept very busy.

Fridays mark the end of the work week. Fridays mark the start of the weekend. Fridays should end the week on a positive note. Therefore, I’m going to share 5 positive things that happened this week:

  1. Thursday was the first of Fluco Game Designers, the new club that I started at the middle school. I had 66 kids signed up before I capped club off. I had 55 kids show up yesterday and despite a few issues with pickup at the end, we had a great time! I had 2 great parent volunteers to help me out and we got a lot accomplished on Gamestar Mechanic. Ready for next week’s meeting!
  2. Social media is starting to really take off in our district. I have worked this week to gather the rest of the accounts that staff members run for clubs, activities, and the schools in general. I have a good list, so now it’s time to plan my next steps, which will include meeting with each person who manages an account.
  3. #IMMOOC has been a great activity for me, and I have loved participating with everyone on both Facebook and Twitter. I don’t always get my readings done in time, but I do try post each week. I have had some great revelations this week, and I’m so glad the book has given me so many opportunities to reflect!
  4. Today I had training on Classflow, and even got to try a Promethean board for the first time. The main part of the training was on Classflow, but we did take time to look and explore a Promethean board. I have further training on it on the 18th, so I hope to learn a lot more.
  5. #wvedchat had another successful chat group this week, this time on growth mindset. I decided we needed to do something fun with the group, and so took the idea of doing a meme challenge from #IMMOOC and applied it to our chat. I decided to do a book giveaway as well. We have had some wonderful responses, and I cannot wait to sit down and judge them all.

Your turn: Share your Positive Post Friday.

Until next Friday! Have a great weekend!

Twitter Transcript: #wvedchat on Growth Mindset

Last night was another successful #wvedchat, and led by Rebecca Recco (@beccarecco). She wanted to focus on growth mindset, something she greatly enjoys and loves learning about.

Shortly before the session began, I had the idea to host a Meme Challenge. It’s something we’ve been doing with #IMMOOC, and I wanted to see what our crew could come up with. Their meme had to focus on growth mindset. The rules are thus: 

Any person from #wvedchat is welcome to participate. All entries (one can submit as many memes as they want) are due by 11:59 PM this Friday, 10/7/16. Submit your entries on Twitter using the hashtag #wvedchat, or to our Facebook page, WVEdChat.

The winner will receive a copy of the book “The Growth Mindset Coach” by Annie Brock and Heather Hundley.

Check out our chat from last night:

Transcript here

#wvedchat meets every other Tuesday at 8 PM. Derek Oldfield (@Mr_Oldfield) is one to follow for notices about the chat itself.