TAEA 2017 Book Study
Book #1 — Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Author: Carol Dweck
Available on Amazon, through Half-Price Books, and at libraries
Moderator: Samantha Melvin
The first three TAEA members to sign up will receive a free copy of Mindset!
Kickoff: Monday, January 9th at 8-9pm on Google Hangout
Slow Chat: Monday to Sunday via Twitter using #taeamindset by responding to questions about each chapter that are shared in advance
Duration: January 9th-February 20th, 2017 with a final Google Hangout on Feb. 20th.
#taeamindset: allows participants to follow the thread of "conversation" between all participants and is included in every question and response
How do we participate in a slow chat?
First, create an account on Twitter. One can use a computer, or a smart phone.
Access http://www.twitter.com and create a username. Consider this as another way to advocate for your art classroom and your professional development, so design a name that perhaps represents what you do, or is simply a variation on your name. Explore how others post to Twitter by following @TXarted or @NAEA. Hashtags are a way of following a conversation by "tagging" which can be searched for in the search bar.
A slow chat is a Twitter chat that takes its time over the course of a week. In this case, questions about the chapter are launched on Sunday, using the #taeamindset. From Monday to Sunday, participants interact with the questions by responding based on their reading of the book, as well as by responding to others' posts. Questions are numbered: Q1, Q2, Q3 etc. and the responses (Answer) are likewise numbered: A1, A2, A3. For example, this would be a sample Twitter post: (limited by 140 characters!)
@TXarted #taeamindset Q1 What are some ways that you have motivated your students?
@smelvin #taeamindset A1 Giving students more choice about their process, discussion & time to prepare
All responses are aggregated using Storify and shared with participants each week.