For Mentors: Getting Started






About The ESUs







Staff Development Strategies/Protocols

http://teach.oetc.org/strategies

MINDSET Book Study Discussion Questions

In order to respond to the following questions, click the question number in the table below.
Chapter 1
  1. The author implies that most people are of a "fixed" mindset and that a smaller exceptional group of people possesses a growth mindset. If this is true, why do you suppose that is?
  2. What do you suppose is the "key" to change from a closed mindset to a growth mindset?
Chapter 2
  1. How does mindset affect your position as a staff developer?
  2. What role does a fixed or growth mindset play in determining how to best meet the needs of the districts you serve?
Chapter 3
  1. Thomas Edison, inventor of many things, often was surrounded by teams of scientists and assistants. How important are support networks in relation to the fostering and maintenance of mindsets?
  2. Do labels placed upon people/students promote a specific mindset? If so, how can one's mindset transition after a label has been placed?
Chapter 4
  1. This chapter is chock-full of quotes. Share one and relate it to your work/life.
  2. Were you a middle school, high school, or college athlete? How did this chapter resonate with your experience?
Chapter 5
  1. Think about your first months on the job as a staff developer. Did you believe you had all the skills and knowledge you would need to do your job? Do you find part of the excitement/challenge of our job is the personal learning/growth?
  2. What are some steps you could take if you are working with a teacher, administrator, etc who has a fixed mindset? How might we encourage him/her to be of a growth mindset?
Chapter 6
  1. Question 1
  2. Question 2
Chapter 7
  1. Question 1
  2. Question 2
Chapter 8
  1. Question 1
  2. Question 2

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