Growth Mindset...Do you have it?

I have been taking a graduate course on Growth Mindset.
What is it?

Well, it's something I have had for a while. I may not have had it all along, but it has definitely been developed in my teaching career. 

“In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment,” writes Dweck.Aug 29, 2013

It's that idea that your mind is not set when you are born. You have the potential to do anything. We are not static learners.

In the past I have watched the Class Dojo videos and my class has participated in the activities. This has carried over into different areas during our day. This year I am going to bump it up and make sure it is a philosophy my class has in all areas of the school day.

I will be talking to the parents about Growth Mindset on Curriculum Night and sending home notes, letters, and posters periodically. I am also going to have a Keynote presentation that I will show to the students in school and send home to the parents. 

I found a fantastic blog I have been reading too. 

The latest article posted is about Coding and developing a Growth Mindset. 
The one I have found the most interesting is "Mistakes are not always equal". That is so true. We try to teach these young students about mistakes and how they help our minds grow, but maybe we need to take a step back first and make sure we are teaching them that all mistakes that we make are not the right ones to grow our brains. 

If you have any good websites and/or resources about Growth Mindset, please share them with us. We can all learn from each other. 

Have a wonderful day!

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