Sunday, August 28, 2016

GROWTH MINDSET PRAISE WORDS

Growth Mindset Classroom Activities, Growth Mindset Praise Words and Punch Cards, Growth Mindset Praise Cards and Ways to Encourage a Growth Mindset in your Classroom!  

“The wrong kind of praise creates self-defeating behavior. The right kind motivates students to learn.” – Carol Dweck

Effective Ways to Encourage a Growth Mindset in the Classroom

  1. Establish Micro goals to increase STUDENT confidence:
    GROWTH MINDSET PRAISE CARDS
    Motivate students by setting small achievable goals to encourage their progress, confidence, and academic skills.
  2. Give formative feedback that focuses on their actions, work effort and learning strategies: When they succeed, praise their progress and efforts rather than praising their smartness. That is because most students consider intelligence or being smart as a fixed trait if you start complimenting their intelligence this may undermine their performance and motivation. So help your students to understand the importance of their own actions in achieving success.
  3. Focus on cooperative activities rather than competitive activities: each student is different from in terms of their intelligence skills and abilities. If a student is poor in reading then he or she will never think of participating in any activity which involves reading. So it is important to design activities that involve the cooperation of all students rather than individualistic or competitive. Moreover, recent studies also suggest that students feel more successful and motivated when working in cooperative environments.
  4. Value Learning: Let’s face it, most students show less interest
    in learning. It is important to help children value the process and focus on learning. Without this, students will stick to the traditional strategies of reading notes just for acquiring good grades with a fixed mindset. While grades are important but the value of learning should need to be prioritized by today’s students.
  5. Create a risk tolerant learning zone: It is important to create a
    risk-free environment in the school where students are free to learn without fearing of mistakes. Let your students know that you value persistent progress, learning, challenge seeking as compared to the perfect performance. It’s ok to make mistakes, they are part of life and we can all learn from mistakes. Remove their fears of mistakes and let them learn in an atmosphere that supports growth and learning.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tier II Grade 2 Academic Vocabulary Word List



TIER 2 Academic Vocabulary Grade 2 Test Words 

Tier II Grade 2 Academic Vocabulary Word List: Week One: amaze, amuse, amusing, analyze, annoy, arrange, avoid, cause, classify, community, conclusion, connection, continue

Amaze Amusing Analyze Annoy Arranged Avoid Cause Classify Community Conclusion Connection Continue Cooperation Curious Cycle Data Describe Detail Diagram Difference Different Discover Drowsy Edit Effect Energy Enormous Escape Estimate Exercise Expect Famous Flock Friendly Frighten Frown Gasp Gather Gust Helpful Include Insist Investigate Label Leaned Living March Matter Moist Necessary Non-living Noticed Observe Opinion Peeking Plan Poke Predict Prefer Process Publish Records Revise Separate Steaming Shivered Similar Sum Suppose Sway Stormy Swoop Treasure Vanish Volunteer
Tier II Grade 2 Vocabulary Word List

Instructions: Choose the best answer for each question.

Students are under a great deal of pressure near the __________ of the semester.
 arranged
 conclusion
 avoiding
 amazed
The depth of the young student's knowledge __________ even her professors.
 amusing
 cause
 amazed
 arranged
It __________ him that his roommate is always borrowing his things without asking.
 annoys
 amused
 continued
 analyze
He skidded and barely __________ the other car.
 avoided
 analyzed
 continued
 amused
If you get a flu shot, you'll probably __________ getting the flu.
 community
 analyze
 avoid
 cause
These rocks are typical of certain types, so they are quite easy to __________.
 classify
 amazed
 connection
 conclusion
 
He __________ his friends with his magic tricks.
 amused
 community
 amazed
 conclusion
They seem to be __________ their responsibility.
 avoiding
 analyze
 avoided
 cause
She __________ the papers on her desk.
 arranged
 classified
 avoided
 annoys
The amateur magician did some simple but __________ tricks.
 amuse
 amusing
 annoy
 analyzed
The museum's paintings are __________ according to art movement and genre.
 community
 arranged
 classified
 connection
It __________ her when her son leaves his towels on the bathroom floor.
 continued
 cause
 classify
 annoys
We are proud of our __________ and want to keep it safe.
 avoiding
 continue
 community
 conclusion
This bridge is the only __________ between the island and the mainland.
 community
 annoys
 conclusion
 connection
Their frequent loud parties __________ the neighbors.
 annoy
 continued
 connection
 amazed
I refuse to __________ with this charade!
 conclusion
 annoy
 continue
 continued
He __________ despite the booing of the audience.
 continued
 amusing
 annoys
 connection
We __________ the books according to their size.
 arranged
 conclusion
 amazed
 classify
The alarm __________ to sound until all the students were out of the building.
 annoys
 continued
 classify
 annoy
It __________ me to be repeatedly interrupted when I'm speaking.
 arranged
 avoid
 annoys
 avoided
At the __________ of the church service, the minister gives a blessing.
 conclusion
 cause
 amusing
 continued
The police had the substance __________ in the laboratory to see what it contained.
 avoid
 community
 continued
 analyzed
The magician __________ the audience with his skillful feats.
 amused
 amazed
 community
 connection
In those days, we had only radio to __________ us in the evenings.
 amuse
 annoys
 cause
 arranged
The __________ of the fire was a cigarette.
 avoided
 analyze
 cause
 amused
The police are trying to establish a __________ between the two suspects.
 connection
 analyzed
 annoy
 conclusion
The new baby was the __________ of much joy.
 amuse
 amazed
 cause
 continue
If we __________ the problem, perhaps we can solve it.
 avoid
 analyze
 avoided
 continue
They __________ the furniture so that it would be convenient for both talking and watching television.
 continued
 arranged
 community
 amuse
Our __________ has no public swimming pool and only one park.
 community
 avoiding
 arranged
 analyzed
The snow __________ to fall until morning.
 continued
 community
 analyzed
 conclusion
Tier II Grade 2 Vocabulary Word 2nd List
cooperation, curious, cycle, data,

data, describe, detail, diagram,difference, different, discover, drowsy, edit Instructions: Choose the best answer for each question.

Scientists have __________ a cure for many diseases.
 described
 discovered
 different
 editing

These __________ point to an interesting conclusion.
 data
 diagrams
 different
 described
__________ about the U.S. population is collected every ten years.
 cycles
 difference
 diagrams
 data
He __________ to the enthralled children how he was able to escape.
 described
 cycles
 data
 cycle
When the waiter __________ the dishes, they sounded delicious.
 described
 detail
 data
 datum
Japanese and Chinese are very __________ languages.
 cycles
 different
 data
 described
She is __________ a collection of articles by several authors.
 difference
 editing
 discovered
 different
Tell us about the wedding, and don't leave out any __________!
 drowsy
 detail
 details
 data
The one __________ I forgot to take care of was to turn off the light in the hall.
 detail
 different
 data
 datum
She __________ the sights of the city in beautiful detail.
 described
 detail
 details
 editing
This is a nice paragraph, but it could use a few more __________.
 described
 discovered
 details
 drowsy
Evaporation and condensation are parts of the water __________.
 cycle
 difference
 drowsy
 details
This medication may make you __________, so you shouldn't drive when you're taking it.
 drowsy
 diagrams
 details
 described
I felt __________, and I couldn't keep my eyes open.
 described
 drowsy
 details
 datum
The number of people who die from smoking-related conditions is an important and useful __________.
 described
 drowsy
 datum
 data
The researchers have collected a vast amount of __________.
 different
 detail
 diagrams
 data
Some people are not comfortable with __________; they prefer things that are similar to those things with which they are already familiar.
 drowsy
 cycle
 different
 difference
The children made posters showing the __________ of the seasons in a year.
 described
 cycle
 datum
 different
The manual includes several __________ of the car's engine and other parts.
 data
 cycles
 diagrams
 described
Christopher Columbus is said to have __________ America for the Europeans.
 detail
 discovered
 cycle
 data
Frequency of an electrical current is indicated in __________ per second.
 cycles
 details
 cycle
 editing