January 16, 2020
Something the Professional Development Team at DreamBox Learning® has heard requested from both teachers and administrators revolves around using DreamBox to aid students in developing goal setting skills and a growth mindset. Nicky Scyzur and I worked together to develop a form intended to guide these meaningful conversations around productive struggle allowing students to take ownership for their learning overtime. We hope you find the following beneficial for those who want or currently use student conferencing within the classroom.
a. “I noticed that you have tried this lesson multiple times. What do you find challenging about the lesson?” (anticipated answers: vocabulary, manipulative/tool, concept in general) Strategies to support the learner: provide vocabulary terms for practice, play the demo lesson with the learner and support with guiding questions (See, Think, Wonder routine), host a small-group session working on the topic, work 1:1 with tactile manipulatives.
b.“I notice that you exit and pause out of a lot of lessons. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you not sure how to approach the lesson? Do you not like the topic?” Provide encouragement and have a discussion with the student about the importance of growth mindset and productive struggle.
4. Discuss next steps.
a. Set a lesson completion goal to avoid lesson-hopping tendencies.
b.. Discuss perseverance and strategies to support building perseverance
c. Allow the student the opportunity to set a DreamBox goal for themselves
Date: Time on DreamBox Learning®: Lessons Completed:
Standards Proficient: Standards in Progress:
|How Many?||Goal:||Action Plan:|
Lesson Completion Goal:
Professional Development Specialist at DreamBox Learning