Fostering Essential Traits for Learning – growth mindset, grit and motivation

Current cognitive research has shown that there are three specific nonacademic skills that are essential for student success. In this workshop participants will learn about the research on Grit, Growth Mindset, and Motivation and how this information can be translated into classroom practice to facilitate these skills and maximize student success.

Hollis Dannaham

Hollis Dannaham, M.Ed., joins Hidden Sparks as an External Coach. She has been a learning specialist/special educator in public, private and charter schools, and has been working with struggling learners for 30 years. Hollis created Transform Boundaries, an organization dedicated to helping schools teach to struggling learners. She served as the Director of Academic Intervention at Explore Charter School and co-created the Carmel Alternative High School for at-risk teens. Hollis also worked as a learning specialist at the Student Success Center of All Kinds of Minds.