Day 2: Growing your brain!

6th grade students in Ms. Grieve's class read an article called "You Can Grow Your Intelligence" (a favorite resource of mine because it's written in kid friendly language). Ms. Grieve's then had the kids learn about the growth (versus fixed) mindset. Having "mindset interventions" at the beginning of the year is a powerful way to help students buy in to the idea of working hard, even when learning gets frustrating, and it helps them recognize that 'smart' is not the way you are born, but rather can become.