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Zhu, Pei; Garcia, Ivonne; Boxer, Kate; Wadhera, Sidhant; Alonzo, Erick – MDRC, 2019
To test whether a growth mindset intervention could improve the academic performance of adolescents, the National Study of Learning Mindsets (NSLM) implemented a low-cost growth mindset intervention specifically designed for ninth-graders in a nationally representative sample of regular high schools during the 2015-2016 school year. The national…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 9, Learning Motivation, Intervention
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Rowe, Meredith L.; Leech, Kathryn A. – Developmental Science, 2019
Socioeconomic disparities in children's early vocabulary skills can be traced back to disparities in gesture use at age one and are due, in part, to the quantity and quality of communication children are exposed to by parents. Further, parents' mindsets about intelligence contribute to their interactions with their children. We implemented a…
Descriptors: Parents, Infants, Intervention, Nonverbal Communication
Outes-León, Ingo; Sánchez, Alan; Vakis, Renos – World Bank, 2020
This paper evaluates the academic impact of a growth-mindset intervention on students starting the secondary level in public schools in urban Peru. ¡Expande tu Mente! is a 90-minute school session aimed at instilling the notion that a person's own intelligence is malleable. Students in schools randomly assigned to treatment showed a small…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Secondary School Students, Intervention
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Gutierrez, Daniel; Conley, Abigail H.; Young, Mark – Counselor Education and Supervision, 2016
The authors examined whether Jyoti meditation (JM), a spiritually based meditation (Singh, 2012), influenced student counselors' (N = 60) level of stress and emotional intelligence (EI). Results from a randomized controlled trial and growth curve analysis provided a multilevel model in which JM reduced stress and EI moderated the effect.
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Metacognition, Stress Variables, Counselor Training
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Wang, Ying; Rocabado, Guizella A.; Lewis, Jennifer E.; Lewis, Scott E. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2021
Some students struggle with chemistry because they do not find the relevance between chemistry content and their lives or they perceive their intelligence as fixed. Social-psychological interventions (SPIs), brief interventions that target students' subjective experiences, were developed to address these issues. As a result, SPIs have been…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Student Attitudes, Relevance (Education), Psychological Patterns
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Swanson, H. Lee; Kong, Jennifer; Petcu, Stefania – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine those components of working memory (WM) that play a significant role in predicting math growth in children who are English language learners (N = 157) with serious math difficulties (MD). Method: A battery of tests was administered in English and Spanish that assessed computation, reading,…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Short Term Memory, Mathematics Skills, Prediction
Antink, Suzanne B. Loyer – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This action research project was aimed to improve geometry students' achievement and the retention in a suburban public high school over a one-year implementation cycle. The curricular design was influenced by Dweck's (2006) theories of growth mindset, educational standards, and directives outlined by the National Council of Teachers of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Focus Groups, Brain, Mathematics Teachers
Hazenbush, Matt – Graduate Management Admission Council, 2017
The Master in Business Administration (MBA) is a well-traveled path for experienced students to prepare for leadership positions in organizations around the world. Though many business schools have long offered programs specifically designed for students with little to no professional experience, this has recently become a notable growth area in…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Administrator Education, Masters Programs, Foreign Countries
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Hamilton, Diane – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Due to the growth of interest in soft skills and personality traits in education, the perceptions of the value online instructors place on emotional intelligence (EI), warrants scholarly attention. Organizations have embraced the value of emotional intelligence in employees. If online professors are instrumental in preparing students to be…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses, Emotional Intelligence, Teacher Surveys
Esparza, Julie; Shumow, Lee; Schmidt, Jennifer A. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2014
Through secondary analysis of data collected in middle school science classrooms, this study (a) compared gifted and regular students' beliefs about the malleability of intelligence in science; (b) investigated whether teaching gifted and talented middle-school students about malleability of the brain and study skills helped them to develop a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Student Attitudes
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Sweet, Sharon S. – Educational Leadership, 1998
As one high school teacher found, allowing students to use preferred learning modalities can increase their enthusiasm, raise their achievement levels, and foster growth in other intelligences. This article shows how two students demonstrated their mastery of nuclear and organic chemistry by using kinesthetic and spatial problem-solving…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cognitive Style, High Schools, Kinesthetic Perception
Pizzo, Peggy Daly – Teachers College Press, 2017
In this much-needed text, the author provides dilemma-based teaching cases that teachers and early childhood leaders can analyze and discuss to build problem-solving and decision-making skills. Readers will reflect on challenges they are likely to experience in practice, addressing issues such as linguistically and culturally isolated children,…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Problem Solving
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Makkonen, Taina; Lavonen, Jari; Tirri, Kirsi – International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity, 2019
A key factor in supporting talent development among gifted students is the fostering of a growth mindset in their learning. However, there has been little research on the subject-specific mindsets of these students and their teachers. This study examined the mindsets of academically gifted Finnish upper-secondary students (N = 164) and Finnish…
Descriptors: Physics, Intelligence, Beliefs, Academically Gifted
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Maki, Kathrin E.; Barrett, Courtenay A.; Hajovsky, Daniel B.; Burns, Matthew K. – School Psychology, 2020
Students with specific learning disabilities (SLDs) represent a large proportion of those receiving special education services in U.S. schools, but the relationship between student-level variables and SLD identification is still not well understood. The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which data collected as part of a…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, Academic Achievement, Race
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Caravolas, Markéta – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Word and pseudoword reading are related abilities fundamental to reading development in alphabetic orthographies. They are respectively assumed to index children's orthographic representations of words, which are in turn acquired through the underlying "self-teaching mechanism" of alphabetic pseudoword decoding. Little is known about…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading)
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