Have a look at the bulletin board that is outside my classroom. It is built on the power of YET and a growth mindset. When we change our words, and ultimately our approach, to the task of learning, we begin to adopt a Growth Mindset. These are in "kid-friendly" language and are geared specifically to Math, but really can be applied to any area of learning. You can help your children tremendously when they are frustrated by helping them re-frame their frustrations toward a Growth Mindset.
It's important for children to see us, the adults in their lives, struggling and evaluating our own successes and sharing with them how we face and deal with challenges. In future posts on Growth Mindset, I will share with you how I support students in re-framing the barriers to their learning to push them toward Growth Mindset. I am sure that students will identify roadblocks and how to re-frame them, so I see these 9 statements as being something that will be added to, changed, and built upon throughout the year.