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The Power of YET: 40+ Songs for Supporting a Growth Mindset

Music can have a powerful effect on the brain, and so can one’s mindset. Growth mindset is the belief that one’s abilities, talents, and skills can be improved through education and hard work. In this post, we’re combining music and … Continue reading

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How to Foster Growth Mindset in Trauma-Informed Classrooms

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW I can clearly recall being in elementary school and having intense jealousy over my art teacher’s scissor skills. Project after project, I would marvel at how she wielded the pair of large “teacher-sized” shears and … Continue reading

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Ten Strategies for Developing a Growth Mindset in Gifted Students

How exactly do you help students switch mindsets? Here are some strategies that have proven effective for helping them make this transition. Help students recognize their strengths and their weaknesses. Show them how to use their strengths to develop their … Continue reading

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Helping Children Start the School Year with Confidence

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW Picture this: It’s the first day of school and the sun is shining like a spotlight on something special about to begin. Crisp new clothes are laid out so we can present our best selves … Continue reading

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Enter to Win Resources That Support a Growth Mindset!

This giveaway is now closed. This month we’re thrilled to give away resources for students and educators that support and foster the development of a growth mindset. One lucky reader will win: Boost Emotional Intelligence in Students: 30 Flexible Research-Based Activities … Continue reading

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