• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Buried in cloud files? We can help with Spring cleaning!

    Whether you use Dropbox, Drive, G-Suite, OneDrive, Gmail, Slack, Notion, or all of the above, Dokkio will organize your files for you. Try Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) for free today.

  • Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) was #2 on Product Hunt! Check out what people are saying by clicking here.


Multiple modes, mindsets and mistakes class (redirected from Multiple modes, mindsets and mistakes virtual class)

Page history last edited by Robert W. Maloy 3 days, 18 hours ago









Week 1 Assignment 

 Multiple Modes of Learning, Mindsets, and Mistakes


     due Tuesday, September 13 by 4 p.m.





   Look at the topics on the page.


  Do workshops throughout the week.


  Ask yourself, "What am I curious about and hope to find out?" 


  Answer ALL questions thinking HOW they create your learning.




Opener  Mindsets = I CAN or I CAN'T



 John Legend, Professional Composer & Vocalist 

 1. LIST ALL ACTIONS John Legend used to accomplish his goal of getting a recording contract.


2. DESCRIBE his BELIEFS about talent, effort, and failure helping achieve goals.





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Image on WikimedCommons by Jd546


Growth Mindsets


Image by Katie Wright, University of San Diego


Do you say . . .

Image by Katie Wright, University of San Diego



















I gain knowledge and skills from curiosity, effort, practice and learning with others who help me do things in different ways.








Fixed Mindsets



Image on Wikimedia Commons by Jd5466


Do you say . . .



















I am not good at



learning languages




coding dancing



taking tests


speaking in class

(or anything you add to the list)



I make mistakes, it's hard, I can't do it.






Workshop 1   YOUR mindset


3. Do you believe there are skills or academic classes YOU CANNOT learn?


4. Do you believe that YOU are "good at" learning some things and "not good at" learning other things? 

IF YES, what makes you think this?

IF NO, why do you think this?


5. What would make you believe you CAN learn how to do something difficult or something you are "not good at"?




Teachers' words and behaviors reflect their mindsets about STUDENTS' learning.


6. Describe a CLASS or an EXPERIENCE in your K-12 school experiences where a teacher taught or supported a growth mindset for you and ALL students

  • What did the teacher DO and SAY to create growth mindsets in all of you?


7. Describe a CLASS or an EXPERIENCE in your K-12 school experiences where a teacher taught with or supported a fixed mindset for you or for other students

  • What did the teacher DO and SAY to create the fixed mindsets for you or others?




Workshop 2  Multiple Modes of Learning







TIME your practice to record as self-tutoring hours.

If juggling is a sport that is not physically easy or possible, please email Sharon to make other plans. sedwards@educ.umass.edu




View ALL videos. 


The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show

00:00 -1:21   1, 2, 3 balls  


Taylor Tries

0:00- 3:35 1 ball  

 3:40- 5:40 2 balls  

5:49- 9:38 3 balls  

9:40- 12:30 further tutoring & problem solving



Niels Duinker

0:00- 2:15 1 ball   

2:15-4:46 2 balls 

4:50-7:26 3 balls


BRING TO CLASS February 1 socks or whatever you are using to juggle 2 or 3 items.


If juggling is a sport that is not physically easy or possible, please email Sharon to make other plans. sedwards@educ.umass.edu




Analyze Your Learning About Juggling 


  • How often did you practice during the week?


  • What were your strategies for your practice? Did they help you? 


  • What frustrations and successes did you experience? 


  • Was one or the other of the videos more helpful to your learning? Which one and why?


  • What multiple modes of learning did you use in juggling? (see below)


             Multiple Modes of Learning

connects different ideas to each other to understand concepts
solves puzzles and seeks answers to puzzles
experiments, revises, tries again
asks questions seeking to understand more

self-directs own learning
sets personal goals and tries to achieve them
thinks or perceives intuitively
reflects introspectively to make change in oneself

learns and plays in and enjoys being outdoors
interested in and recognizes differences and similarities in plants, animals, science, weather, cycles in nature
is conscious and aware of how natural patterns change

is keen on learning and using words and knowing the power of words,
seeks to enlarge vocabulary and to learn other languages
reads, writes, debates, argues, revises and critiques

recognizes natural and architectural shapes and patterns, sizes and scale, distances, concepts of physics

utilizes space distances and differences in sports or play and in figuring out how to do something
designs, draws, paints, perceives information through artistic and aesthetic qualities
learns from pictures, photos, maps, drawings, architectural plans

enjoys moving, dancing, playing sports, acting, building, constructing, fixing things
engages in role plays, simulations
seeks activities where movement and coordination influence learning

actively listens to and recognizes different tones, rhythms, cadences and voices
thinks in sounds, composes, seeks audio resources
sings, orates, acts and creates music

perceives and responds empathetically and sympathetically to others
is socially aware, utilizes leadership behaviors, is inclusive of others
participates in groups and facilitates communication





Workshop 3  Don't Prevent Student Mistakes, Prepare for Them


external image Polybooks.png 


HEAR audio OR READ text.




8. How would you explain the differences in beliefs about how struggle influences learning in Japanese (Eastern) math classes and United States (Western) math classes?


9. U.S. first graders and Japanese first graders acquired their opposing beliefs about mathematics from adults and teachers.

 What happened when each group saw the unknown math problems?


Hong Kong's Symphony of Lights fireworks/ Kroot


Mistakes created fireworksClick the link to learn!




10. WRITE your IDEA ABOUT how ONE OF THESE was created.


Silly String

Post-It Notes


Electronic Ink

Super Soaker




DISCOVER how THE ONE YOU CHOSE became what it is. 

  1. Party in a can: the story of Silly String

  2. Post-It notes 

  3. Play-Doh 

  4. Electronic Ink/the Kindle

  5. Super Soaker



11.  EXPLAIN which of the following you think helped make the product we know today:

mistakes, change of purpose, growth mindsets or a combination of these. 




Big Idea Closer  Who invents, creates, problem solves?


external image Polybooks.png 






12. Which of the inventions and young inventors surprised you the most? Please explain why.


13Imagine YOU inventing a product, a service or a new way of doing something.


      Describe what the invention is OR what you might change about something to make it WORK as you would like.

















Power of Wonder chart from Research for Better Teaching








 Resource: Expose Talented Kids from Low-Income Families to Inventors and They're More Likely to Invent


Students in school are often asked to solve puzzles, answer questions, figure out connections by themselves. But many students when working alone find they do not immediately see the answers to problems or the connections between academic materials.


They begin to think of themselves as being not good at different learning or they think of themselves as a failure at learning a topic.


They adopt fixed mindsets "I can't do this . . . ."  They become disengaged, discouraged, defeated and ashamed.  


Supportive Tutors/Coaches/Mentors Use Mistakes As Teaching Tools


  • Tutors have an essential role helping students solve the puzzles they encounter in all academic subjects to make growth mindsets.


  • By solving puzzles students see themselves successfully achieving academically; achieving strengthen their beliefs that they can and increases their motivation to continue to do so.


  • Tutors must use multiple strategies to help students/no one strategy fits every learner


  • Coaching is necessary to inspire and empower learners.


  • You can adopt multiple personalities to support student learners:


HUMOR is a significant learning/teaching tool. 


Tutors/Coaches/Mentors Use Mistakes as Teaching Tools.  Mistakes show learning and give direction for next steps.















Puzzle Sheets are low-stakes events; but puzzles like the following 4th grade math problems are much higher-stakes events for many students



  • Show the coaches and their different approaches


  • The coaches are tutors!



 Jake's Juggling Video









Eric Idle of Monty Python's Comedy Group sings a musical walk back in time, Galaxy Song

Galaxy Song lyrics


Circle GRAPH History of the Earth in a 24-hour Clock from the website, Flowing Data.



  Evolution of Life on Earth


Who do you know, a friend or family member, who would find one or the other interesting.

Which of them intrigues you and helps you learn this concept and history?










Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.