Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Successful Student Equation!

Secrets to a Successful Classroom, School and Child! 

Parents, Teachers, and Students That Ask Questions Will Find Academic Success! Questions that inspire teachers, parents and students to grow, think, rethink, and seek the best path is a powerful equation for success. Four growth mindsets that have proven themselves over and over in my class the last 16! Growth Mindset One: Parents that actively ask proactive and critical reasoning questions that inspire action and growth. Growth Mindset Two: Parents that have or are developing a growth mindset and plan to develop that powerful and creative mindset in their children! Growth Mindset Three: Students that actively listen to build knowledge, understanding and plan to develop, grow, expand and advance what they've learned. Growth Mindset Four: Students that ask higher order thinking questions to cement, deepen or expand their knowledge and understanding. Sean Taylor M.Ed

Those with a "fixed mindset" believe that abilities are mostly innate and interpret failure as the lack of necessary basic abilities, while those with a "growth mindset" believe that they can acquire any given ability provided they invest effort or study. Wiki

"In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that's that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb. In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don't necessarily think everyone's the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it." Carol S. Dweck (born October 17, 1946) is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University.
Parents Must Do's For Student Success and Developing a Growth Mindset! 

Parents Must Ask Adroit Questions and Have High Expectations!

Questions to Ask your Child's Teacher!
  1. Is My Child Being Challenged?
  2. Is My Child Gifted? ALL CHILDREN ARE GIFTED, whats theirs?!
  3. First Things First, What Do We Need to Do Right Now to Help My Child Thrive?
  4. What Techniques Are Best for Helping My Child Actively Listen? 
  5. What Techniques Are Best for Helping My Child Actively Ask Questions? 
  6. What Can We Do to Help My Child Get Organized? 
  7. What Can We Do to Help My Child With Stress? 
  8. Do You Have the Highest Expectations for My Child? 
  9. Please Tell Me About Your Favorite Teaching Methods?
  10. Is My Child Demonstrating a Strong Work Ethic?
  11. What Can We Do to Help My Child with Areas of Need?
  12. What Advice Do You Have To Help Enrich My Child's Education?
  13. What Academic Goals Should We Set For My Child? 
  14. What Can I Do to Help You?
Questions to Ask your Child's Teacher When Problems Arise! 
PLEASE NEVER AMBUSH THE TEACHER UNANNOUNCED! Share your concerns frankly and ask when the teacher has time to talk! Get to the heart of the matter with deep questions about your child's needs and any concerns you have.  

  1. May I Share What's Going on at Home?
  2. How Can We Make School Fun and Real? 
  3. How Can We Light a Fire and Motivate My Child?
  4. How Can I Help My Child When They Get Frustrated with Homework?
  5. Is My Child Happy? 
  6. Is My Child Making Friends? 
  7. How Is My Child Doing Socially and Emotionally?
  8. How Is My Child's Focus and Concentration?
  9. What Academic or Social Emotional Areas Does My Child Need to Make Improvements?
  10. What Can We Do to Help My Child Get Organized? 
  11. What Can We Do to Help My Child Deal With Stress? 

Parents that ask how they can help the school build a caring community and a culture of high expectations will find success. 

Academic Questions For Parents! BE SPECIFIC! 
  1. How is My Child Progressing in Math, Reading, Writing and Science? 
  2. What Is the Best Way to Help My Child Master Their Math Facts? 
  3. What Is the Best Way to Study For Spelling Test? 
  4. What Is My Child's Grade Level Reading Comprehension Percentile Score? 
  5. What Is My Child's Grade Level Reading Fluency Percentile Score? 
  6. What Are the Math Skills My Child Needs to Master? 

Students Must Do's For Success! 

Students must Actively Listen to teachers and fellow students. Active listening is a communication technique used in classrooms which requires the listener to repeat what they hear to the speaker, by way of re-stating or paraphrasing what they have heard in their own words, to confirm what they have learned and to confirm the understanding of ideas.

Students Must Ask Their Teachers Erudite Questions! 

Questions to Ask Your Teachers!
  1. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Repeat The Directions Again? 
  2. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Give Me A Fun or Humorous Way To Remember This? 
  3. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Write The Directions on My Paper? 
  4. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Explain The Vocabulary In A Different Way?
  5. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Me More Time To Think? 
  6. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Give Me An Advanced Example? 
  7. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Help Me Make A Plan For Success
  8. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Help Me Set Goals? 
  9. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Reteach the Lesson?
  10. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Help Me Get Organized? 
  11. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Help Me Make a Checklist To Help Me Be More Responsible? 
  12. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Break Down Your Lesson Into Bite-Size Ideas? 
  13. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Write an Example on My Paper?
  14. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Tell Me More About...?
  15. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Show Me Another Way?
  16. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Give Me More Examples? 
  17. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Make or Model a Real World Example? 
  18. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Give Me a Simplified Explanation? 
  19. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, How Do I Connect This Idea To ....? 
  20. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, How Do I Learn This Process Faster? 
  21. Please Mr./Mrs./MsWhat questions Should I Be Asking You? 
  22. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Is Their a Hands on Way to Learn This?
  23. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Why Is This Important For Me To Learn?
  24. Please Mr./Mrs./Ms, Will You Show Me A Less Confusing Example?  

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