Wishing you and your families a wonderful holiday break! I hope this time is filled with family, friends, and relaxation for all. See you in 2016!
To help our second graders learn to grow their brains the most they can every day, we talked about how positive thinking affects our choices and feelings. Students listened to a variety of negative "red" thoughts, followed by a group of positive "green" thoughts. We discussed the difference, predicted what people who thought each way might do, and empathized with how each of those students might feel.
Students then worked in partners to sort and connect positive and negative thoughts, actions and feelings. I hope to hear students using growth mindset language in their classrooms to help promote positive learning choices and encourage our students to feel great about tackling challenges!