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From the classroom of Jamie Brummel, Minneapolis ABE  

Growth Mindset Toolkit

Having a growth mindset helps learners to be more successful and persistent as they work towards their goals. This resource includes research about the benefits of fostering a growth mindset and videos and lesson plans that will help teachers talk about mindset with their students. There are ideas for giving praise, celebrating mistakes, and providing assessment and feedback that all work to build a growth mindset culture in the classroom. Using activities from the Transitions Integration Framework (TIF) is a great way to build your students' transition skills while also developing a growth mindset.

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LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library is a great resource for ABE instructors, including those who wish to implement ACES in a one-room schoolhouse or drop-in center. This online library is a comprehensive collection of resources geared towards helping adults achieve their education and career goals. It contains nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books and covers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED test prep, and more.

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Managing Stress to Improve Learning

The Managing Stress to Improve Learning project by the New England Literacy Resource Center draws from trauma research and theory, expressive therapies, multiple intelligences, mind/body research, art, and activism to provide teachers with the tools they need in order to create safe and stable classrooms. The project strives to share resources, activity ideas, routines, and research that will help teachers empower their students to manage their stress in order to better focus on learning.

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Schoology is a Learning Management System that allows teachers to create courses, organize materials and resources in folders, provide easy access to links, create assignments, and set-up discussion boards. Students using Schoology practice a variety of Self-Management and digital literacy skills, such as uploading and downloading assignments, being aware of due dates, and receiving feedback. Schoology also makes it easy for teachers to copy material between courses and collaborate and share with other Schoology users. 

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