Have you ever thought what it means to fail? Society paints failure in a negative light, but that's only true if we don't learn from our failures and try again.
This week in Language Arts, we worked with the idea of a growth mindset, what a growth mindset is and how to go from a fixed to growth mindset. We discussed the importance of accepting that failure is a part of life and what to do when things don't go the way we hope/expect.
The purpose of learning about the growth mindset is to show that learning goes outside the 4 walls of school and if we don't accept that we fail on a daily basis, we will never be true lifelong learners. Knowing what to do when we have failed is a large part of the developmental process, and being able to make changes to avoid continuous failures is a skill that we will practice throughout the year.
It is my job as your child's teacher to be their coach, not critic. It's my promise to help navigate failures and come out on the other end as a well rounded individual.
I have included the videos we watched with this lesson. They are moving and meaningful. Please take a moment to enjoy these with your child.
Videos used in class:
Additional resources about a growth mindset: