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Mindset instruction

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I’m still greatly enjoying the book Mindsets and recommending it left and right, and I’ve come to the point in the book where Dweck talks about her interactive program for students to teach them to have a growth mindset. It’s called Brainology, and I would be very interested to hear anyone’s experience with using the program. It’s aimed at 5th-9th grade students, and the cost varies:

The Brainology Program is priced as a course.

Family Pricing

The price for a single child to take the Brainology® course is US$99, which includes materials to support the lessons in between sessions and after finishing the program.  The price for siblings is discounted (the second license is US$76 and any additional sibling is $50).

Schools, Districts, PTAs and other Organizations

The discount volume price for organizations purchasing 20 or more licenses is US$20 per student taking the Brainology online course.

To Purchase

To purchase, follow the instructions at our Sign Up page. 

Schools and organizations may also be interested in the Purchasing Instructions for Schools and Organizations

If I still had a kid in the grade range, I’d certainly talk to him or her about taking the course and I would pay the price in a New York minute.

I did email the site about the pricing, asking why they had elected to exclude the poor from the program. Their response:

It is an important goal for us to contribute to the elimination of the achievement gap and to make the program available to all who can benefit from it.  To that end, our pricing for public schools and districts is significantly discounted, and we accommodate further discounts to reach underprivileged populations.  We also partner with nonprofits which target underprivileged populations and also provide them with special pricing to distribute the program to all who need it. 

So if you cannot afford the program for your children, contact the site and ask about special discounts.

Written by LeisureGuy

28 June 2009 at 11:03 am

Good way to handle daily money

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Take a look at this post at The Simple Dollar: The Two-Account System for Automatic Savings. Excellent idea.

Written by LeisureGuy

28 June 2009 at 7:27 am

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