GROWTH MINDSET Resource (one purchase for entire class)
Characters from the Ryan the Spy series will cheer on your students throughout the year with growth mindset themed encouragement, helping them see that
Hard Work + Practice = SUPER
Each week, students will take time (can be as little as a few minutes) to reflect on and answer 2 questions:
1) What have I learned this week as a result of my
HARD WORK + PRACTICE?
2) What is one skill I have not mastered YET?
This habit of reflection helps students discover that their learning is directly proportional to their hard work and practice. That they are active participants in their learning and not simply at the mercy of their perceived, innate intelligence.
Students Become More Welcoming of Challenges:
With the knowledge that they have the power to profoundly affect their learning, students will view new and challenging material as something they haven't learned YET. That if they don't know it today, with Hard Work + Practice they will learn it someday soon.
Students See Learning is a Lifelong Process:
Each week identifying one skill that they have not mastered YET, students begin to see that there's always an aspect of their life that they can improve. The learning should never stop and is a lifelong process. This is particularly beneficial for those children who are perfectionists and/or risk avoidant. By alleviating the stress of having to know everything, they are free to try, fail, and learn.