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Michael Vallejo

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Preparing Students for Success
Michael Vallejo

Passion for Topic
-Teacher
-Mentor
-Big brother type
Introduction
-American schools are struggling to keep up with global counterparts
-American education is in a state of crisis
-Reform is not working
-New reform efforts are
quickly implemented
and quickly dismissed.

Background
-Summary of the history of education
-Education reform (1800s to present)

-Non-cognitive traits & neuroplasticity

-Grit and growth mindset as major attributes to academic and personal success

Problem Statement
-Grit and growth mindset are observed as individual student characteristics, but not frequently looked upon as part of the underlying culture of a school

-Put students at the center of their own learning experience

-Put an end to ineffective means of education reform, objectifying children we are serving.
Purpose of Study
The purpose of the proposed qualitative case study will be to explore the perceptions, attitudes, and lived experiences of teachers in six California high schools about how student character competencies of grit and growth mindset support or hinder secondary school culture.


Research Questions
RQ1.
What are the perceptions, attitudes, and lived experiences of teachers at six California high schools about how well or little the student character competency of grit supports or hinders a culture of growth?

RQ2.
What are the perceptions, attitudes, and lived experiences of teachers at a six California high schools about how well or little the student character competency of growth mindset supports or hinders a culture of growth?


Significance of Study
-Add to body of Literature

-Immediate impact on student performance

-Fundamental to lifelong learning
Anticipated Methodology
-Qualitative study
-Case Study design

Population & Sample
-Full time high school teachers in California (105,025)

-15 high school teachers, within the HBUHSD, currently working on special assignment.
-Positive School Culture
(Deal & Peterson, 2009)

-Grit
(Duckworth, 2007)

-Growth Mindset
(Dweck, 2007)
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