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Mindsets and Moves: Strategies That Help Readers Take Charge, Grades 1-8 (Corwin Literacy)
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Description for Mindsets and Moves: Strategies That Help Readers Take Charge, Grades 1-8 (Corwin Literacy)
Paperback. Mindsets and Moves applies important research on effective instruction and motivation to infuse today's reading classrooms with a fresh breath of student independence. Series: Corwin Literacy. Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: JNFD. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 193 x 280 x 16. Weight in Grams: 504.
Mindsets & Moves is the guide to how to let go of your default roles of assigner, monitor, and inspector and instead shift to a growth mindset by following the 4Ms: Miner: Uncovering Students' Reading Processes (Focus: Assessment) Mirror: Giving Feedback That Reinforces a Growth Mindset (Focus: Feedback) Model: Showing Readers What We Do (Focus: Demonstration] Mentor: Guiding Students to Try New Ways of Reading (Focus: Guided Practice and Coaching) Easily replicable in any setting, any time, the 4 M framework ultimately ... Read morelightens the load because they allow students to monitor and direct their reading lives. The book is full of practical examples, lessons, reading process and strategy lists, and a 35-page photo tour of exemplary reading classrooms with captions that distill best practices. Show Less
About Gravity Goldberg
Place of Publication
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Gravity Goldberg is an international educational consultant and author of five other books on teaching. Mindsets & Moves (Corwin Literacy, 2015) put her on the world stage with its practical ways to cultivate student agency, leading to speaking engagements and foreign translations of her work. She has almost 20 years of teaching experience, including positions as a science teacher, reading ... Read morespecialist, third grade teacher, special educator, literacy coach, staff developer, assistant professor, educational consultant, and yoga teacher. Gravity holds a B.A. and M.Ed. from Boston College and a doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She currently serves as a coach for Seth Godin's altMBA and is the founding director of Gravity Goldberg, LLC, a team that provides side-by-side coaching for teachers. Show Less
Reviews for Mindsets and Moves: Strategies That Help Readers Take Charge, Grades 1-8 (Corwin Literacy)
Unlike most approaches, Gravity Goldberg shows how to shift the educator's typical role from that of a manager to encouraging kids to take charge of their own reading processes. The idea is to evolve and encourage a 'growth mindset' that offers a model for new ways of reading.
Midwest Book Review, April 2016 I am impressed by ... Read moreGoldberg's shifts in her own thinking and teaching that placed the focus always on the students' behaviors rather than on the teachers'. I also like the way she forged ideas based not only on ideas from the literacy community but from other areas of research such as business leadership and psychology as well. Additionally, Goldberg's charts and other graphics make her ideas extremely clear and provide quick access to the key points when I want revisit them. And her specific classroom examples clarified the points extremely well and make her a very credible expert because she has obviously walked the talk!
Nancy Allison When you read this book, you feel like Gravity is right there with you, shoulder-to-shoulder, seeing your students as they deserve to be seen-with wonder and curiosity.
KATIE EGAN CUNNINGHAM This is a valuable book not just for reading teachers, but for anyone who teaches anything. Gravity Goldberg shows us how to begin by observing and admiring what our students already do and how they do it. She shows us, further, how to give feedback, model new strategies, and mentor students without undermining their ownership and enjoyment of the activity and their improvement.
PETER GRAY The premise that we as teachers must consider students' strengths is a timeless one. What's rare is that Gravity goes well beyond this premise to offer clear suggestions and classroom examples... This is where the power of Gravity's book lies: in the credo that all students are indeed engaging and working hard at reading, and that we need to see and nurture those efforts.
GRACE ENRIQUEZ Top 3 things I admire about Mindsets and Moves by Gravity Goldberg: 1. She helps us move young readers to new heights by naming the brilliance in what they are already doing; 2. She provides models and tools for teaching reading that feel fun and humane; and 3., her clear and engaging language will inspire ambitious conversations in teacher study groups and college reading classes, making us all happier and more powerful reading teachers.
KATHERINE BOMER This is that rare kind of book that will be useful to teachers in any setting, whether they are classroom teachers or literacy specialists, whether they work with children who struggle in some way or those who exceed expectations in any way. Gravity includes practical examples and helpful resources that show teachers how to truly see and know their students, first, so that they can tailor instruction that fits their humanity, lifts their work, and engages their intentions as readers and learners.
KATHY COLLINS Gravity Goldberg brings to the field wisdom and how-to's that are at once ancient and brand new, and her 4Ms process has the power to create the paradigm shift we need.
SHARON TABERSKI Thought provoking, practical, and inspiring all at once-it is one of those books that is so chock-full of wise ideas that I will delight in dog earring and marking up its pages with a highlighter.
GEORGIA HEARD Gravity Goldberg shows readers how to re-imagine their role as reading teachers in order to help students become readers who are engaged and independent. This warm and very practical book will be a treasured guide for teachers in the challenging work of growing readers who truly have ownership of their reading.
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