In the November issue of Scientific American, Dr. Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, argues that
An emphasis on memorization, rote procedures, and speed impairs learning and achievement in mathematics.Dr. Boaler is a cofounder of Youcubed, a company providing large array of growth mindset resources for K-12 teachers - some of them certainly applicable to college-level mathematics.
- Youcubed provides an excellent cycle of mindset-boosting videos in the context of mathematics classroom (we have used some of these videos in our early-alert campaign in calculus).
- The Teaching Channel provides short descriptions of Youcubed resources including on-line courses.
- Follow these links to additional resources from Edutopia and Growth Mindset Maths.
Drs. Carol Dweck and Greg Walton talk about Growth Mindset from Character Lab on Vimeo.