April Teacher Corner:
Middle School Urban PE program
has adopted Section SE 1.3 to SE 1.9 of the Boise Greenbelt to teach stewardship and to develop a sense of pride. Our first clean up of the area was Thursday, March 12. We will be cleaning it periodically through the school year.
What a treat:
Tom Schimmer (leading expert in the area of assessment for learning) came to Sage on Friday (4/3) and worked with our fabulous teachers.
He mentioned something, we parents need to know and learn (from Carol Dweck):
Every word and action sends a message. It tells our children how to think about themselves. It can be a fixed mindset message that says: “You have permanent traits and I’m judging them.” Or it can be a growth mindset message that says: “You are a developing person and I am interested in your development”...
Listen for the messages in the following examples:
“You learned that so quickly! You’re so smart!”
“Look at that drawing. Martha, is he the next Picasso or what?”
“You’re so brilliant, you got an A without even studying!”
If you’re like most parents, you hear these as supportive, esteem-boosting messages. But listen more closely. See if you can hear another message. It’s The ones that children hear:
"If I don't learn something quickly, I'm not smart."
"I shouldn't try drawing anything hard or they'll see I'm no Picasso."
"I'd better quit studying or they won't think I'm brilliant."
Curious - find more info at Mindset works.