Dr. Brandon Beck
My purpose is to inspire and guide people (adults and kids) to have faith in themselves and believe in their inner genius.
Dr. Brandon Beck is a National Board Certified teacher and Award Winning Professional Soccer Coach. He also holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. His primary purpose as an educator and teacher leader is a simple one: “To inspire people (adults and kids) to have faith in themselves and believe in their inner genius.” He has been an elementary teacher for 20 years, a dual language teacher (English Zone) for the past 10, and holds a wide range of educational experience in versatile settings. He is also a Professor at Manhattanville College, NY, an editor and reviewer for AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, a regular presenter at state, regional, and national conferences, a motivational speaker, life coach, and an education consultant. As a researcher, writer, educator, and consultant his areas of expertise include: Professional Development, Self-Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, English Language Learners, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Social Emotional Learning, Therapeutic Animals, Coaching, and Teacher Preparation. Dr. Beck is a Mutt-i-grees teacher and program director. Mutt-i-grees is a program designed by Yale University’s School for the 21st Century in partnership with North Shore Animal League. The Mutt-i-grees curriculum is an innovative Pre-K – Grade 12 social emotional learning program that brings adopted shelter dogs into schools. Dr. Beck is also an entrepreneur, ex semi-pro soccer player, and a professional soccer coach. He is currently a nationally certified instructor for the United States Soccer Federation. In addition, he has coached High School and Premier soccer teams that have won numerous state, regional, and national championships.
Dr. Beck’s dissertation titled, “The Influence of Professional Development on Teachers of English Language Learners” dug deeply into understanding teacher self-efficacy.
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The Growth Mindset is the belief that abilities can be cultivated.