Community of Schools South Gate

Newsletter - January - February - Volume 6

Community of Schools Administrator's Message

Secondary Language Arts


Your child is learning from you all the time – and the way you talk about learning can help make them even smarter. Our attitudes about learning – called “mindsets” – have a profound impact on how our children learn, their attitudes about making mistakes, and their self-confidence. A positive “growth mindset” will help your child succeed in the classroom and in life.

Here are some examples of how we can speak to our children:

  • "It looks like that was too easy. Let's give you something a bit more challenging."
  • "That isn't right. You don't understand it yet."
  • "You worked so hard, but look how your effort paid off."
  • "You worked so hard. Keep working hard and you will get it next time."

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