Embrace the Struggle of Learning

Does the dialogue in your classroom or home promote a growth mindset?  Why does it matter?


Research has shown that the way we praise children can foster a sense of empowerment and growth.  In her blog with the Huffington Post, Tracy Cutchlow shares Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up.  She notes that "kids with a growth mindset believe that intelligence can be cultivated" and that "when they suffer a setback, they believe they can improve by putting in more time and effort. ... They value learning over looking smart.  They perservere through difficult tasks."  If you haven't already seen it, take the time to read the blog today!


We continue our theme this year, 'Celebrate the Struggle, It's the Key to Rigor', and hope that you encourage struggle and the growth mindset that help students develop the skills for life-long learning!