Leading by Example: Student Growth Begins With Teachers

March 9, 2017

“Maybe I’m just not good at math.” Hearing those words from Alice, one of my students, made my heart sink. Like all of my students, I knew that she had the potential to succeed. The challenge was finding a way to engage her and help her develop a growth mindset.

 

Alice told me once that she loved puzzles, so I created a mathematical puzzle that incorporated the math concepts she needed to learn. Alice jumped right in and solved the problem faster than some of my most math-savvy students!

 

Having a growth mindset is not just valuable for students like Alice. It’s also a crucial quality for teachers.  My own path to the classroom was not linear, and implementing a growth mindset proved to be invaluable.

 

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