Growth Mindset

A while ago, I wrote about Flow in learning.  “Flow” is the mental state of engagement one achieves by challenging themselves to reach a goal.  I was, and still am concerned, because I have noticed that many of my students do not have the emotional stamina and frustration tolerance to reach this state of flow.

Lately, I’ve been reading a  lot about Growth Mindset, which I think will help my students reframe their thinking and push past their frustration levels.  At least I hope it will!

It’s no secret that today’s children are wired differently!   With the ubiquitous web, (and, IMHO, indulgent parenting techniques, but that’s a whole other story) we have a whole generation of children that have low frustration tolerance and a busted sense of delayed gratification.

Teaching them things like

can help alleviate some of these issues.

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I’m going to be working on this in the upcoming school year and I will report back on my findings.

Have YOU taught any of these skills to your students?  How did it go?  Did you find that it helped your students achieve better?

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Posted on September 27, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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