September Literacy & Learning News

Growth Mindset: an Essential Disposition for Learning

A growth mindset is a term coined by Dr. Carol Dweck of Stanford University. It helps to describe the research and understandings we have about the brain and how people learn. Parents that have a growth mindset believe that their children can learn through effort, perseverance, and resiliency. Intelligence is not a fixed quantity of "smartness" that you are born with. How we praise our children can help support building their sense of a growth mindset. As parents, we know how powerful praising our children can be. Look at the following three examples of growth mindset praise.

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Book Fair: October 15th to 19th

Volunteers needed to help with the Murray Park and Quest Book Fair

Please consider helping with our book fair sales this Fall. We need volunteers to help with sales from 12 - 1 and 3:00 - 4:00. If you would be interested please contact Mrs. Puhlmann-Becker - The Book Fair theme is the Enchanted Forest. All book fair proceeds go towards free books for our students!

Mrs. Jill Puhlmann-Becker, RASD Reading Specialist