Persistence and Growth Mindset

This week we have been learning about Persistence, one of the 24 Character Strengths.

Persistence means working hard to finish what you start and not giving up.

We had fun learning how to juggle. Juggling is an activity that requires persistence and we are going to practise our juggling until we see some improvement.

 

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We read “The Most Magnificent Thing,” a book about a girl who shows determination and persistence to reach an outcome.

Persistence is closely linked to “Growth Mindset”.

We’ve enjoyed watching the “Growth Mindset” series on Class Dojo. These short videos were put together by Carol Dweck, the lady who developed the idea of “Growth Mindsets” to help children to learn.

People with a growth mindset understand that through effort and persistence you can change and grow your brain to achieve success. The more you try, the brainier you will become because the brain has the ability to grow and change. It is good to make mistakes because mistakes enable us to improve and learn. Instead of saying “I can’t do it”, people with a growth mindset say, “I can’t do it yet.” The final film is about “The Dip” which is like a hole that you can fall into when you first try something new. Although it might be frustrating, people with a growth mindset  are determined and eventually climb out of the dip. They end up proud of their effort.

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Can you think of a time when you had a growth mindset?

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