Counselor's Corner

January 2020

Having a Growth Mindset in the New Year

The new year is often a time when people set goals and make resolutions, but have you ever thought about changing your mindset? Researchers point to two different mindsets, particularly in relation to when we do not reach our goals.

  • A 'fixed mindset’ assumes that our character, intelligence, and creative ability are static givens which we can’t change in any meaningful way. Striving for success and avoiding failure at all costs become a way of maintaining the sense of being smart or skilled.
  • “A ‘growth mindset’ thrives on challenge and sees failure not as evidence of unintelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities.

As we approach the new year, let's look to have a growth mindset and cultivate positivity and possibility.

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10 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

Click the button for more details on the strategies listed above to turn from a fixed to a growth mindset.

Upgrade your Language; Change your Mindset

Taking our negative language and turning it into learning opportunities keeps us motivated and embraces a growth mindset. Check out the infographic below that provides replacement statements for the typical fixed mindset ones that we often hear.
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Scheduling and course request information for the 2020-2021 school year will be included in the February Counselor's Corner newsletter. Keep an eye out for instructions on how to request courses via Infinite Campus as well as the scheduling timeline!

Calling all Juniors!

Junior Interviews will begin at the end of January and run through the beginning of March. These are individual meetings with your school counselor regarding post-secondary planning, graduation requirements, etc. Letters detailing how to schedule a spot with your school counselor were mailed home prior to Winter Break. If you should have any questions, please see Mrs. Moore in the Counseling Office.