Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

Here at Callaway Elementary School we want to encourage Growth Mindset in our students.  Growth mindset is a scientific theory that suggests that one's intelligence can be grown or developed with persistence and hard work.  What it boils down to is, that we encourage our students to make mistakes and learn from them.  We promote students to keep trying when the work seems too challenging, thus creating an "I can do this" attitude.  You may hear a teacher praising a student for their effort, patience, and practice instead of how smart they are. We say that failing is just another word for growing.


Useful Links

Mindset Kit
This is a great set of short lessons on the role of the parent in Growth Mindset. Has short videos, surveys, and activities. Even has a Spanish version.

Developing A Growth Mindset - 5 Tips For Parents
A great article for how to help develop your child's Growth Mindset.

Growth Mindset: How You Can Help Your Child
A great visual aid with quick tips on how to help your child's Growth Mindset.
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Mindset Shifts
A quick diagram on ways to change your mindset vocabulary.
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A Parent's Guide To Encouraging A Growth Mindset
A simple outline of what Growth Mindset is and why it is important.
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