We are going to put little tidbits here for parents. Look for links, articles, books recommendations, and more that should help in this new world of Middle School.
Mindset by Carol Dweck
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What is a growth mindset?
Discovered by Stanford Professor Carol Dweck, Ph.D., a growth mindset is the belief that we can develop our abilities, including our intelligence, which is our ability to think. It is distinguished from a fixed mindset, which is the belief that abilities can't change, such as thinking that some people can't improve in math, creativity, writing, relationship-building, leadership, sports, and the like.
Queen Bees and Wannabes
by Rosalind Wiseman
Helping your daughter survive cliques, gossip boyfriends and other realities of adolescence.
Mindset Works home of Brainology
This site has information on the growth mindset, how it works, ideas to use and areas for discussion.
How Adding Math to a Child's Home Routine Can Advance Achievement
A good article that introduces the idea of adding math to a child's daily routine by using an app to increase their math abilities.
Fun And Free Summer Learning Resources
This article lists items for maintaining skills over the summer.
Math is more than one plus one
By: Neil Dempsey
Podcasts are like listening to the radio but on demand with limited commercials, if any. You can use apps like Stitcher to search for podcasts and save them to listen to later. Apple iTunes is another great place to find podcasts.
Here are a few favorites of mine.