News for Central Kids Arohanui

Mind Set

Recently the teaching team have been learning about growth mind-set.  Here is some knowledge to help you understand what it means to have a growth mind-set and how you can empower your child to develop a growth mind-set at home.

A person with a fixed mind-set thinks that challenge means failure.  They believe that if you cannot do it naturally then you are not good at it.  A person with a growth mind-set understands that we learn from mistakes, challenge means extension of ourselves and that learning takes time if we focus and try hard.  Our brain acts like a muscle.  The more we use it, the stronger and smarter our brain becomes.

STOP SAYING
"You are so smart"

TRY
You thought of that all by yourself!

You tried really hard on that!

What a great friend you are!

You are not afraid of a challenge!  I like that!

You remembered to (specific skill)!  Great thinking!

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