The growth mindset is the belief that, with effort and motivation, we can improve our abilities. On the opposite side of the coin is the fixed mindset which is the belief that we are predisposed with certain abilities. For example, someone with a fixed mindset might say, “I’m just not good at math.”
This school year we will incorporate activities and monthly mantras that will guide our students in adopting a growth mindset because, not only has research shown this leads to greater academic achievement, but also achievement in other areas of life. We will provide more information on what we are doing as a school and how you, as parents, can team with us to promote this positive, yet realistic, way of thinking.
Our monthly mantras include:
SEPTEMBER: EVERYONE CAN LEARN
OCTOBER: MY BRAIN IS LIKE A MUSCLE THAT GROWS
NOVEMBER: I AM A VALUED MEMBER OF THIS LEARNING COMMUNITY
DECEMBER: WE LOVE A CHALLENGE
JANUARY: FEEDBACK IS A GIFT-ACCEPT IT
FEBRUARY: A GOAL WITHOUT A PLAN IS JUST A WISH
MARCH: MISTAKES ARE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING
APRIL: THER’E’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NOT KNOWING AND NOT KNOWING YET!
MAY: I GOT THIS!
JUNE: I CAN’T TAKE CARE OF OTHERS IF I DON’T TAKE CARE OF MYSELF
JULY: A NEW DAY IS A NEW OPPORTUNITY TO GROW
If you’re interested in more information about the Growth Mindset, there are a couple of articles below>