Introducing the Learning Pit
Highlander Institute Spotlight Series
As we launch a new school year in unprecedented times, some enduring truths remain whether we find ourselves in virtual or brick and mortar classrooms. As always – and perhaps now more than ever – it’s important to cultivate an academic mindset wherein all students believe they belong to the classroom community and that they have the ability to grow and succeed with effort. In this video, we will introduce James Nottingham’s concept of The Learning Pit and its accompanying launch activity, The Learning Challenge, as a strategy to help students engage in and persevere through productive struggle.
- Learn about The Role of Noncognitive Factors in Shaping School Performance for a deeper understanding of the research connections between student learning and these components of academic mindset: sense of belonging & belief in one’s ability to grow and succeed with effort
- Read more about the Learning Challenge activity with An Introduction to the Learning Pit by James Nottingham
- Consider adapting and using our student reflection template when launching the Learning Challenge