Around Campus - Faculty Academy, June 14, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 14, 2022 at 4:45 PM

Fitchburg State faculty is committed to improving their practice of teaching students as an evolving process, and are taking part in this summer's Faculty Academy Program.

The Faculty Academy’s work is built around themes raised in “The Pedagogy of Real Talk: Engaging, Teaching, and Connecting with Students At-Promise” by Dr. Paul G. Hernandez, a nationally recognized educator and consultant who has presented at Fitchburg State.

This was a discussion on growth mindset. Faculty, in-person and via Zoom, were to share examples of moments when we had a fixed mindset and then explain how they overcame it. They were also looking for common themes in our examples. The goal, in part, is to develop more empathy for students’ own fixed mindsets, to think through how we might move them toward growth and specifically adopting a growth mindset, and to recognize the universality of the problem of fixed mindsets.
 
To learn more about  growth mindsets, you can view Carol Dweck’s TED talk here.
 
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Topics: Student Experience, Our Faculty, information session