“I can’t do it.”
“I’m just not good at this.”
“I will never get it.”
As children learn new skills on a daily basis, they will inevitably be faced with challenges. Statements like this reflect a Fixed Mindset, which believes that our ability is innate and can’t be changed. In contrast, a Growth Mindset believes that we can get better at something through effort and hard work. It sounds like this:
“I just can’t do this YET.”
“If I work really hard, I will get it someday”
Making mistakes is a natural part of the learning process. When children know that their brains can grow, they are more resilient, confident, and less afraid of failing.
This week the Puppet Kids develop a growth mindset by:
- learning from mistakes,
- accepting feedback,
- celebrating the success of others
- persevering when things are hard.
When students watch the videos, they can think of ways to apply these principles to their own lives in the challenges that they face.
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