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The Winner of the Second Growth Minded Educator Contest
The Growth Minded Educator of June 2011 is... Marilyn Gammon! Congratulations Marilyn! In her winning entry, Marilyn answered the contest question, "What techniques do you use so that your students or kids don’t lose ground over the summer?":
In preparing my Grade 4 students for summer, I took several steps:
1. I took my class to the public library in June. They met with the librarian who explained the summer programs and other opportunities to them. We sent home information about applying for library cards. As a result of this visit 3 kids obtained new library cards.
2. We developed summer plans (charts with pics) in the following areas:
Head - things that they planned to learn about
Hands - things that they planned to create
Feet - movement activities
Heart - ways to build empathy and understanding
Marilyn teaches at David Hoy Elementary School in Fort St. James, BC, Canada.
Mindset Works comment: We encourage parents and summer youth programs to incorporate Mrs. Gammon’s ideas during the summer! If you do so, please share how it goes.