Saturday, September 06, 2014

Growth Mindset in Our Classrooms

Hi everyone,

Do you ever hear that little voice in your head, telling you that you can't do something? The one that undermines your confidence and makes you doubt yourself?  One thing that is detrimental to a child's education, more than anything else, is that little voice of self-doubt.  This year, we intend to help our students learn to ignore that voice.  We want them to hear the other voices that say "you can do this" or "you'll need to work hard, but it will be worth it".  The following anchor chart is in our classroom, and students will be encouraged to use it and refer to it when they hear that negative voice in their heads:

The "What Can I Say To Myself" anchor chart in my classroom

As parents, we would appreciate your support in helping our students find the inner voice that encourages them, that allows them to make mistakes, learn from them, and grow.  In our classrooms, we see mistakes as opportunities - chances to learn something.  We want them to challenge themselves to do things that are more difficult than they think they can handle, and succeed!  The only way we can do this is if we have the support of both school and home.

Please join us on this journey!
Miss Skelton :)

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