Your Name and Title:   Cindy Sheets, 

Organization or School Name:  Advocates for High Ability Learners and teacher, elementary gifted education  Shawnee Mission School District, Shawnee Mission, KS

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Area of the World from Which You Will Present:  Kansas City, Missouri

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Parents of all students, but especially important for high ability/ talented students

Short Session Description (one line):This session will share Mindsets, the work by Dr. Carol S. Dweck that addresses effort, success, and motivation.

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Why do some bright students give up or avoid challenges, while others persist in spite of setbacks? How does the way that we phrase our praise help or hinder motivation? What are Mindsets, and how can we help insure that our children have a growth mindset? We'll talk about ways to use effective praise, and why a student's mindset is so important to success not only in learning, but in life.

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I love Mindsets, and had Carol on my interview series!  Great topic!

I've been fascinated with Dweck's work for a number of years and share with the gifted Ed community annually. 


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