Hello Island City Families! Growth Mindset...What is the buzz all about? Staff and students at Island City Elementary School are focusing on a Growth Mindset this year. Check back here on the website or follow us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/Island-City-Elementary-PTO-172279706122709/ for more helpful and exciting information about how to support a Growth Mindset at home.
According to the Big Life Journal's How to teach Growth Mindset to kids: The 4 Week Guide, a "Growth Mindset occurs when we believe our intelligence and abilities can be improved upon with effort and the right strategies. A willingness to confront challenges, a passion for learning and viewing failure as a springboard for growth are all characteristics associated with a growth mindset. Not surprisingly, this type of mindset is strongly linked to greater happiness and achievement in life. In contrast, those with a fixed mindset believe their intelligence and abilities cannot be altered in a meaningful way. As a result, mistakes are often seen as failures rather than opportunities to grow and learn. When stuck in a fixed mindset, we may fear new experiences, avoid risks, and feel the need to repeatedly prove ourselves over and over."
We would love for you to ask your student how they are developing a Growth Mindset! This week our motto is, "I am a Leader!" Having reminders in the home to keep working hard will definitely help us to reinforce this valuable learning strategy!