WF, 11/9/2017

Good Afternoon!

A child completes a puzzle that challenges them and the first thing you want to say is, “Oh my gosh! You’re so smart!” Good idea, right? Not according to this article and many professionals in the education field.

This article focuses on the fixed mindset (person praise) versus the growth mindset (process praise). A fixed mindset is the belief that ability is a fixed trait that cannot change while a growth mindset is the belief that ability is malleable and can be developed.

As educators and parents, we want to try to praise the process or effort: “Oh! I see that you worked really hard on this; it shows.”; instead of person praise: “Great job! You are so smart.” At the end of the day, it is all about the learning process and the effort children are putting into their work. This article is a little long but worth it!

If you would like me to print you off a copy here at WF, please let me know! I’d be more than happy to do that!

http://mindsetscholarsnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Praise-That-Makes-Learners-More-Reslient.pdf

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Breakfast– Kashi Blueberry Clusters and banana.

Lunch– Brown rice with shredded beef and cheese, banana, and a mix of fresh PPC veggies (green beans, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber).

PM snack– Cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese.

Wee Sprout– Cherry tomatoes.

Have a fantastic night!

-Mindy

Link to pictures: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtTCDmdhjIuliZM-AdQpgn6I0T42TA

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