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Speakers to talk Aug. 4 about engaging students in learning

Research shows subtle differences in framing praise, critical feedback and encouragement can help children develop adaptive mindsets and become engaged learners.
Research shows subtle differences in framing praise, critical feedback and encouragement can help children develop adaptive mindsets and become engaged learners.

Carissa Romero and Jacquie Beaubien of the Stanford University Project for Educational Research that Scales (PERTS) will give a free talk about strategies to engage students in learning from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at Trinity Episcopal School, 750 E. Ninth St.

Their talk, sponsored by the Teaching Fellows Institute and the UNC Charlotte College of Education, is based on research by Carol Dweck, author of “Mindset,” who suggests that subtle differences in the framing of praise and feedback can affect students’ attitudes about learning and school. To register: http://bit.ly/TFICommunityTalkMindset. For information: Barbara Caldwell, teachingfellowsinstitute@gmail.com or 704-620-1396.

Karen Garloch

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