GPS - Glenbard Parent Series
Now in its 25th year, the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Health Families is an educational consortium that engages distinguished experts including authors, clinicians, and educators to share research-based knowledge and practical wisdom on a number of topics. Programs are offered free of charge and no registration is required.
The GPS events which are now being live streamed are being recorded to view on-demand. We encourage you to take advantage of this amazing resource.
Recommended by CUSD 201 Administration
- Christine Carter, Ph.D.: The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction
- Dr. Tina Payne Bryson - No Drama Discipline: Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Brain (ages 3-10) and Parenting In A Pandemic: How to Calm The Chaos and Nurture Resilience in Ourselves and Others
New research shows that the way teachers and parents talk about abilities and learning can have powerful effects on their students' beliefs. The CUSD 201 teachers and staff are embracing the Growth Mindset in their own professional learning. Here are a few of our favorite videos and resources to help us understand the Growth Mindset. These videos remind us all that we want our students to find learning fun and exciting. At the same time, we want to provide a learning environment that is safe - where failure is looked upon as a way to learn and challenges are opportunities to grow!
Mindset Resources for Parents and Families
Growth Mindset for Parents - Developed in collaboration with Raise the Bar, parents learn what a growth mindset is, why it is important, and what can be done to support their children in developing this learning belief.
With Math I Can - Take the pledge to stop saying, "I'm not good at math" and approach learning with a growth mindset. Under the Resources tab, there are several videos explaining to parents how they can help their children develop a growth mindset at home.