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Is Building a Growth Mindset Similar to Teaching Penguins To Fly?

Are you familiar with a growth mindset? What does that mean to you? Think about penguins. Can we teach them to fly? I know the scenario appears ridiculous, but let’s use this framework for a minute. It’s not a lack of a positive attitude, or even effort and training, that prevents penguins from flying. They can’t fly because they are not built for flying. Now, let’s think about our students. Are they in an education system that values only academic rigor and achievement?

Introducing the National Resource Center for Self-Advocacy

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), the oldest national self-advocacy organization in the country, has been awarded a grant from the Administration for Community Living to establish the first-ever National Resource Center for Self-Advocacy (NRCSA).

The resource center will be funded through a $2 million, five-year cooperative agreement funded as a Project of National Significance by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities under the Administration on Disabilities.

The National Resource Center for Self-Advocacy will:

Self-Determination and Adults with Learning Disabiliites

Looking for ways to help adults succeed as they transition to postsecondary education? Take advantage of this LINCS preconference session at the Effective Transtions in Adult Education Conference on November 7, 2012, in Providence RI.

Developing Skills to Succeed in Postsecondary Education in Students with Learning Disabilities

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