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Developing a Growth Mindset
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Students explore the concept of a growth mindset through readings and videos. They write annotate texts, discuss, write reflections, create graphics as they explore and examine the topic. Finally they form and express their own voice in an essay.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Molly Berger
Hank Wyborney
Theresa Hernandez
Date Added:
08/23/2019
Learning to Learn
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COUNS 142 at College of the Canyons
Focuses on brain-based learning strategies that develop self-regulatory learning: discovering self-motivation; gaining self-awareness; developing emotional intelligence; employing interdependence; accepting personal responsibility; applying active listening; reading and note-taking; monitoring performance; and developing a growth mindset that believes in self. Students will combine theory and practice to become successful learners and successful college students.

Lesson 1: Successful Learning Strategies, Mindsets, & Basic Brain Facts (Plasticity)
Lesson 2: Motivation, Locus of Control, and Goal Setting
Lesson 3: Self-Regulated Learning and Student Engagement
Lesson 4: Use of Time
Lesson 5: Critical Thinking, Metacognition, and Bloom’s Taxonomy
Lesson 6: Active Listening and Note-Taking from Lectures
Lesson 7: Reading to Learn
Lesson 8: Preparing for and Taking Tests
Lesson 9: Memory and Information Processing Theory
Lesson 10: The Amazing Brain
Lesson 11: Learning Theories
Lesson 12: A Healthy Mindful Brain
Lesson 13: Managing Stress, Self-Talk, and Emotional Intelligence

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Aivee Ortega
Anh Nguyen
Julie Hovden
Date Added:
08/06/2020
Literature Based STEM - Book List & Corresponding Activities
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Literature Based STEM - Book List & Corresponding Activities:

Looking for grab-and-go elementary STEM lessons? Looking for a read-aloud to hook an existing STEM lesson? Trying to build a STEM library? Search the spreadsheet by titles, authors, big ideas, themes, and lessons. Whether you are a STEM specialist or a classroom teacher, these lessons will work for you.

Subject:
Applied Science
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Arts and Humanities
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
Sara Bowers
Jessica Redcay
janemarie mckay
Date Added:
12/05/2018
Math Routines
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Students enter our math classrooms with anxiety about performance, misconceptions about what math is, and a lack of confidence that can limit their ability to have meaningful learning experiences. In response to this challenge, Stanford researcher Jo Boaler has focused on some key tenants to help students transform their mindset to find more success with math teaching and learning. Some of these mindset shifts include recognizing that: (1) anyone can learn math, (2) making mistakes is essential to learning, (3) math is about fluency and not speed, (4) math is visual, (5) being successful in math requires creativity, flexibility, problem solving, and number sense.

In order to start building these mindsets, Boaler advocates, among other strategies, that students build a habit of being mathematical through common routines, tasks, and puzzles.

This guide will introduce 3 of those routines/puzzles including tips on how to successfully implement these tasks in a face to face, blended, or distance learning setting.

The Need
Many adult education students had difficult (and often negative) experiences with math teaching and learning during their time in the K-12 system. Without addressing their math trauma and helping them to build a mathematical mindset, our students may continue to struggle and be limited in their ability to succeed in math class, on the equivalency exam, and in college and career settings. So our program views math mindsets as the greatest challenge and largest opportunity for transforming the experience our students have when returning to school. Without this shift, we could share the best lesson plans, the most engaging OERs, and the most transformative teachers, and students will continue to be held back by self-limiting perceptions about math and about their ability to succeed.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Joey Lehrman
Date Added:
05/25/2018
Student Success
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COUNS 150 (3 units) at College of the Canyons. This course is designed for new students as a complete orientation of the responsibilities and benefits of higher education. Educational planning, goal setting, and career choices are examined. Study and life survival skills are provided to ensure a successful academic experience.

UNIT 1: SELF-AWARENESS
UNIT 2: CULTURAL DIVERSITY
UNIT 3 SELF-RESPONSIBILITY
UNIT 4: SELF-EMPOWERMENT
UNIT 5: PERSONAL PLAN OF ACTION
UNIT 6 LEARNING SKILLS

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Anh Nguyen
Graciela Martinez
Liz Shaker
Date Added:
08/06/2020
Success Strategies for the Reentry Adults
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Success Strategies for the Adult Re-Entry Student integrates personal growth and values, academic study strategies and critical and creative thinking proficiency for adult reentry students, emphasizing the attainment of lifelong success in academic, professional, and personal development.

At College of the Canyons, this counseling course is COUNS 100 (3 units)

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Concepcion Perez
Date Added:
08/06/2020