Willie Brown Academy Insider
December 13, 2019
Over the next 3 weeks, I will be sharing more strategies for helping your child develop a growth mindset:
1. Say This Not That (in December 6 WBA Insider)
2. Talk About the Brain
The brain is far more malleable than we once thought. Teaching our kids that they actually have control over growing their brains through the action they take is empowering! Tell your children that when they work hard, that's the feeling of their neurons connecting. The dendrites are reaching out to other dendrites, connecting to make a stronger brain. What strengthens those connections is practice, asking questions, and actively participating in learning. Another thing to remind them is that our brains protect our new connections while we are sleeping, so getting 8-10 hours of rest each night is very important! When children learn that their brains physically change with effort, it leads to increased motivation. When they are frustrated or challenged, tell them, "That's the feeling of your brain growing!"
WBA Spelling Bee
Cameron Keller, Luna Nashawati, Kason Krodle, Kaylie Smith, Diego Duran-Carrillo, Sophia Flores, Jazira Anderson, Hamzah Muhammad, Tyler Duong, Jaxon Martinez, Charlotte Shelton, Aaron Fung, Bryn Kralicke, Olivia Hoffman, Brady Green, Jensen Shelton, Noah Acosta, Noah Verdier, Tobi Sobande, Ian Wicker, Jayden Santos, and Jakob Taylor.