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Welcome to BLC16! Building Learning Communities Education Conference 2016! Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students. Our 17th BLC education conference will provide you with inspiration, practical skills and expand your professional network with educators from around the world.
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Friday, July 22 • 11:45am - 12:50pm
Growth Mindset in the Elementary Classroom - How to Transform the Thinking of Your Students and Yourself

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Are you excited about implementing growth mindset principles with your students but are unsure where to begin? Let us help. This past year, we developed and implemented science and literature-based curriculum to help change the thinking of our students and ourselves. In one school year, our classrooms became places where mistakes were celebrated as learning opportunities, and teachers were laser-focussed on consistent, targeted feedback.

In this session, we will show you how to:

- Teach your students that their brains are complex organs that grow through practicing, making mistakes, and trying new things.
- Create an atmosphere where growth mindsets are celebrated in the classroom and beyond
- Utilize technology such as digital portfolios, class blogs, and Twitter to make your students’ growth mindset visible

Speakers
avatar for Christine Bates

Christine Bates

First Grade Classroom Teacher, Edith C. Baker School, Brookline, MA
Christine Bates has been teaching first grade in Brookline, Massachusetts for five years and loves working with this fun age group. The students she works with are from around the world and bring a global perspective to her classroom. | | Christine began integrating technology into her classroom after she attended BLC14. Since then, she and her students have enjoyed using technology on a daily basis. Twitter and individual student portfolio... Read More →
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Laura Richardson

First Grade Classroom Teacher, Edith C. Baker School, Brookline, MA
Laura Richardson has been teaching in Brookline, Massachusetts for thirteen years and absolutely loves it. Her classes are quite diverse, with students from around the world and with very different learning styles and abilities. She has found connecting with other classrooms via Twitter to be an exciting way to engage all learners across the curriculum. She enjoys using individual digital portfolios with her students and has launched coding... Read More →


Friday July 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:50pm
Stuart - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza