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.
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?