Our first stop was the Mindset website.
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.read this post by Heidi at the Create, Dream, Explore blog.
What a wonderful tie in with Dot Day coming up next week on September 15.
As she states, The Dot is great for helping you to instill a growth mindset in your classroom. In simple terms it's this, "I can't do that.....YET." This is the motto in my classroom. I try to remind my students all the time that they can do whatever they put their minds to. It might take longer for some but they can achieve anything.
I embraced growth mindset with my students in the library and through collaboration with classroom teachers and parents over the years. It is something that I truly believe in and always want my own children to embrace too.
Here is one new book from Capstone that I would definitely add to my library collection....Fuchsia Fierce by Christianne C. Jones!
You can find this on the Capstone website.
Brianna and I decided to to celebrate Growth Mindset Month by pulling together a Pinterest board filled with awesome resources and information.
How do you empower your students to embrace growth mindset in your library, classroom and home? We would love to know.