The 3rd graders had a whole grade Team Time today to discuss "Mindset".
What is Mindset?
How teaching a simple idea about the brain raises grades and
What all great CEOs,
parents, teachers, and athletes know -
Mindset is a simple idea
discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in
decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the
In a fixed mindset, people
believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply
fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent
instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates
success—without effort. They’re wrong.
In a growth mindset,
people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through
dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This
view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great
accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.
Teaching a growth mindset
creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and
sports. It enhances relationships. When you read Mindset, you’ll see how.
After we shared some ways to "change our thinking," we discussed the importance of working as a team and helping each other succeed. This lead to a group effort of creating a "Mannequin Challenge." We were all so successful! Working together for a common goal really brought us together.