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What the Twilight Zone and Radishes Have to Do with Teaching

A great story compels us to curiosity by the questions it raises. On the other hand, curiosity compels us to question when we’re not privy to the full story. Good teaching embraces curiosity.

This brief video clip is from a recent presentation and is part of our Fueling Learning workshop.

Increasing Learning By Minding Mindset

The story of “The Little Engine That Could” illustrates the ideas of belief, effort, achievement, and confidence. If we connect these ideas, we notice the following relationships: belief influences effort; effort influences achievement; achievement influences confidence.

This video clip explains how these relationships influence student learning and behavior.

For a succinct summary of the research findings regarding mindset, it’s tough to beat this quote attributed to Henry Ford: “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”

The complete “Increasing Learning by Minding Mindset” is available via ACSI’s Nexus portal, http://my.acsi.org.