How can you help your child with their Mindset?
Do Not Say... You are really athletic! Do Say... You really work hard and pay attention on the field.
Do Not Say... You are so smart! Do Say... You work hard in school and it shows!
Do Not Say... You are a great artist! Do Say... You are really putting great effort in your drawing.
Do Not Say... You are a great athlete! You could be the next Pele! Do Say... Keep practicing and you will see great results!
Do Not Say... You always get good grades. Do Say... When you put forth effort, it shows in your grades. You should be so proud of yourself. We are proud of you.
Do Not Say... You aren't good at math, just like I wasn't. Do Say... Math can be challenging but don't give up, keep putting forth effort into understanding it.
So the next time you are getting ready to praise your child, think about how you can praise their effort toward their accomplishment instead of their accomplishment.
To learn more check out the videos below!
Students are currently working on a project called “Summer Travels” that covers the objectives they are currently learning in class. In “Summer Travels” students are hired to plan an itinerary for a family and calculate the cost of the trip, while remaining within budget. Students calculate the cost of flights, hotel room options, and a meal plan for the family’s vacation. Then, students analyze a variety of excursions to create a three-day itinerary for the family. After gathering this information, students analyze and re-examine excursion choices to ensure the trip is within budget. Finally, students have to write a letter to the family outlining every aspect of their vacation. They must defend their decisions by using mathematical thinking and reasoning. Students are to work on this both when they are with me and when they are done with their classwork in class.
Marshmallow Challenge: Last month students where challenged to build the tallest free standing structure using spaghetti, sting, tape and a whole marshmallow on top.
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