Faculty Discussion Series: Student Report Writing
Noah Rachlin, Tang Fellow and Instructor of History and Social Science
Kate McQuade, Instructor in English
Patricia Russell, Dean of Studies and Instructor in Science
The lunches will take place during the following times in Pearson C.
Monday, November 9: 12:10–12:55 p.m.
Tuesday, November 10: 11:15–noon
Friday, November 13: 1:05–1:50 p.m.
Research on mindset and deliberate practice notes the powerful ways in which feedback can be either a constructive or destructive force relative to growth and development. Coupled with the findings of the Student Reports Working Group, this research invites us to think critically about how to make end-of-term reports as impactful as possible in terms of promoting student growth and development. To that end, we hope that you will join Noah Rachlin and Kate McQuade as they facilitate a series of lunch conversations discussing both challenges and best practices around end-of-term report writing. What type of feedback and/or language reinforces a growth or fixed mindset? How can we help students see improvement in terms that are not grade-based? What is the proper place for both praise and constructive criticism? These are just some of the questions that will be discussed in the sessions; we look forward to your questions and contributions.
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For more information about Growth Mindset and Deliberate Practice, please visit: http://tanginstitute.andover.edu/connected-learning/projects/learning-disposition/