In a growth mindset, however, people believe that their basic abilities can be developed though effort, dedication and hard work. A growth mindset creates a love of learning and the ability to be resilient and try hard – even when struggling.
I hope that all my students this year can embrace a growth mindset. As I have told them already, this is a fresh start for them and grade eight is an important year: a year to develop great study habits, identify what they are passionate about, and challenge them self to be the best they can be.
When mistakes are made, learning is occurring. As we go into our third week of school, I encourage my students to think about the ways that they approach their own learning. See this image posted above to think about ways that you can develop a growth mindset.
Here is what is going on this week:
English Language Arts (ELA): The ‘Mixed Media Self Portrait’ is due this week and must be handed in by THURSDAY. Keep on reading 20 minutes at night and record it in your agenda. Please find some reading material that YOU want to read (not social media though!).
Socials: We will be reading about, watching and discussing a current events topic this week – in particular the effects (negative and positive) of social media on youth.
Advisory: Keep on writing in your agenda (parents, please check they are doing this). Looking at Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset. Starting compost collection and visits to classrooms.
Reminders: Meet the Teacher Night is this Thursday, September 24. Hope to see you all there!