Growth Mindset

Hannah Runquist

Keep this in mind...

“I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.”


Haim G. Ginott
Randy Pausch - Interview Highlights - 10 Minutes - Inspirational - Meaningful - The Last Lecture
"He created an award for the biggest failure"

"It was not unfair, I was unlucky"

"I can spend the rest of my time angry, or having fun"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV9wH13p9_s&feature=youtu.be
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Giraffes Can't Dance

I read this book every year to my students. It's about a giraffe, Gerald, who doesn't know how to dance like the other animals. A little cricket shows him that he has the wrong mindset, and he just needs to figure out a different song. In the end, all the other animals are jealous of Gerald. I relate this to my kids Hopes and Dreams. We talk about that everyone is great at something and everyone has something they can hope to get better at.
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Miss Representation Trailer (2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection)