Deliberate Practice for Growth:
Bad practice makes you worse.
DPG.1 Setting SMART Goals:
Students are able to write effective and relevant SMART goals for personal growth.
"SMART" Goal Setting
If you want achieve anything and grow or improve, you need a goal. And, just like planning a trip and needing specific details to plan well, you need a specific "SMART" Goal to help you know exactly how to get there and achieve it. This lesson will walk you through the different parts of a "SMART" Goal and let you practice setting one as you go.
"SMART" GOal Setting and Action Planning
A SMART Goal is the first step to growth, but a goal by itself doesn't do much without a SMART Action Plan to help you know what to do when things get tough and you want to quit.
"SMART" Goal Assessment
ASsessing "SMart" Goals and Action Plans
It's hard to set a strong SMART Goal and Action Plan. Assessing one another's goals allows us to help each other become more successful as we learn how to better create goals for ourselves as well.
DPG.2 Intro to Growth Mindset:
Students are able to describe the difference between Growth and Fixed Mindsets and how each can contribute to successful (or ineffective) practice.
How do we Grow?
If you can think of a random skill, there is somebody out there who has mastered it. But is that something that they were born with, or did they have to practice to get there? This lesson walks through the importance of practice and hard work for mastery of any skill - and how that relates to the concepts of a "Growth" or "Fixed" Mindset.
Growth Mindset: Areas for Growth
Continuing the conversation about "Growth Mindset," this presentation focuses on our misunderstanding of "success" - when we see somebody who is successful and think it was easy for them because we don't see all the time and hard work that went in beforehand. Students create a "Growth Map" to visualize their own growth towards success to finish the lesson.
Intro to Growth Mindset
Growth Mindset: The OLD YOU
DPG.3 Intro to Habit Loops:
Students are able to describe the development of personal “habit loops” and to identify personal habit loops.
Getting What you Want: Habits
CREATING A LEARNING PATHWAY
PATHWAYS AND HABITS
Even when our brains know that our behavioral responses to triggers aren’t useful, we fall back into them out of habit. This lesson introduces that concept and helps us think about replacement behaviors to do better.
DPG.4 Finding/ studying expert resources:
Students are able to identify and utilize expert resources for study as a first step towards effective practice.
Expert Feedback for Quality Practice
Although it's possible to get really good at something without direct help or coaching, it's really hard to do, and usually takes much longer. This presentation walks through the benefits of getting "expert" feedback to help us learn and practice more effectively.
DPG.5 Getting timely feedback:
Students are able to identify optimal timing for practice feedback and to describe different types of effective feedback.
DPG.6 Practice logistics:
Students are able to describe the importance of selecting an appropriate time and place for practice and demonstrate follow through on a practice plan.
The phases of practice
Practice makes permanent. To prepare ourselves for understanding how to practice well, we need to understand the different "Phases of Practice" and when practice gets harder and we're more likely to quit.
(linked to Learning from Failure)
Practice: Time and Place
For students to create the most effective Practice Plans, they need to consider the last big piece - choosing the best time and place for practicing their specific skill. This lesson walks them through this process.
(linked to Learning from Failure)
DPG.7 Hi-jacking Habit Loops:
Students are able to identify personal habit loops in which costs outweigh benefits and to develop effective substitute behaviors for the development of beneficial replacement habits.
Various sample assessments for Deliberate Practice for Growth (some more long-term than others)
Sketch to Stretch: All About Practice
To assess students' understanding of the concepts regarding practice, they should walk through this presentation to create a "Sketch to Stretch" and reflection to demonstrate their learning.
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