Wellness Connection

Pittsford Schools Mental & Behavioral Hlth: GROWTH MINDSET

Hello community members big and small!

May is Mental Health Awareness month and now is a time to reflect and attend to our mental well-being. Mental health, much like physical health, is a continuum of wellness that can be nurtured and cultivated throughout life. Carol Dweck, American psychologist, supported the "power of believing that you can improve". A growth mindset shapes how you learn, cope with setbacks, and relate to others. However, it's important to remember that we can all improve our outlook and enhance skills related to a Growth Mindset.

This edition of the Wellness Connection offers supports and resources for a Growth Mindset, as well as specific resources related to Mental Health Awareness.

Be well,

Patricia Vaughan-Brogan, Ed.D.

Director of Student Services

Greta B. Johnston, MS, CAS

Student Services Specialist


----------------------------POSITIVE PARENTING------------------------FIXED VS. GROWTH MINDSET

Developing a Growth Mindset with Carol Dweck


A 2nd Grader Explains Growth vs. Fixed Mindset | SchoolRubric

Growth Mindset for Elementary School

Growth Mindset for Middle School

Growth Mindset for High School



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There's no time like the present-Take the Challenge

In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, try a 31-day challenge to track your mood. Research shows that by increasing self-awareness, we can become more in-tune with our behaviors, thoughts, and feelings, allowing strengthening of a growth mindset.

Tracking your mood....here's an option:

  • Set a daily reminder in the Calm app (it can be helpful to check-in at the same time each day). To do this, take the following path from the bottom menu in the app:

More > Settings > Check-in Reminders

  • Note anything that might be contributing to your current mood.
  • If you're having trouble articulating how you're feeling, look at the feelings wheel to help gain insight into what's coming up for you.
  • At the end of the week, take some time to look at your daily check-ins and reflect on what contributed to your mood. Click here to learn more


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Stay connected-Share your experiences!

We would love to hear about your experiences and share some of your photos.

Please send comments or photos to: patricia_brogan@pittsford.monroe.edu greta_johnston@pittsford.monroe.edu