Bright Ideas in CITW

January 2016

Happy New Year!!

Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas Break and time with family.

This is a Growth Mindset time of year and we take on new resolutions and goals believing in our ability to change, with some effort. This is a great time to talk to our students, not just about "trying hard", but about what strategies they will use to be successful on their goals for the New Year. Your modeling of a Growth Mindset will be very influential as our students eyes are always watching :)

Effort Videos

Effort Books

Bonus Effort Video

TMB Panyee FC short film

Soccer Kids from Panyee

submitted by Teresa Troyer


This video was shown at the Lucy Calkins conference. It follows a group of boys who had no land to play soccer, working hard to overcome obstacles to go on to compete.

Thank you for all the great submissions this month!!