Do you know how to teach a growth mindset?

For children with a fixed mindset, the classroom can be a scary place. They see school as the place where their abilities are evaluated, not as a place where their abilities are developed. Their goal in school tends to be to show that they are smart or at least to avoid looking dumb. For them, mistakes are a sign that they lack talent. For children with a growth mindset, the classroom is a more exciting and less judgmental place. They…

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Is your child stressed, overwhelmed about beginning school? Returning? Going to a new school?

It’s almost time for our children to return to school. Fortunately, as parents and educators, we can help them manage their anxiety leading into this transition by giving them tools to change their mindset. If your child presents with a fixed mindset, they are more likely to struggle with schooling, deeming themselves failures. They have the belief that they will never be smart enough to succeed. If your child presents with a growth mindset, they believe in themselves as learners,…

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9 Strategies for School Readiness

Your child’s mindset about school, whether they are returning or a beginner is the most important. Talk with your child in a positive and cheerful way about starting school. Notice any responses they give you when you talk about school and monitor what your child says. Are they enthusiastic or anxious? Talking positively about school can put them in the right mindset for all kinds of learning, not just academic. Having the right mindset is not only important for your…

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