The educator demonstrates an understanding of neuroplasticity and the belief in the ability of each student and faculty member to rewire their brains to improve on current strengths and weaknesses in relation to teaching and learning.
This micro-credential forms one part of the research-informed framework for teaching Mind, Brain, Education science to educators and school leaders developed by the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. We suggest you complete this stack in the following order: (1) Neuroplasticity: Educators as Brain-changers; (2) Neuromyth Busting; (3) Neuro-truths in the Classroom, and recognize that this process is iterative.
“Enhanced teacher efficacy, a teacher’s belief in his or her capacity to impact each student’s learning, is strongly correlated to increased knowledge of the brain” (Neuroteach, Whitman and Kelleher, 5). Critical to teacher efficacy is an understanding of the MBE concept of neuroplasticity, not only in consideration of the student learner, but also the adult learner in schools. The belief in neuroplasticity connects to research regarding the importance of growth mindset.
The items in this following section detail what must be submitted for evaluation. An educator will need to receive a passing evaluation for Parts 1 and 3 and meet the competency for both artifacts in Part 2 to earn the micro-credential
(200-word limit for each response)
In answering these questions, make specific reference to the resources you used in your responses.
-What research currently informs your thinking, instructional design, and work with students?
-How do different mindsets inform the learning experiences of both you and your students?
To earn the MBE Mindset micro-credential, an educator must submit ONE of the following:
Meta-cognition, the act of thinking about thinking, is a critical part of the learning process. Use this Visible Thinking Routine from Project Zero to assess how your brain has changed by completing this MBE Mindset micro-credential.
Before completing this MBE Mindset micro-credential, I used to think ________________ but now, after completing this MBE Mindset credential, I think _______________________________.
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