Spring 2021

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With Spring, comes renewal and growth. It goes without saying that our administrators, educators, support staff, students, parents and guardians have grown tremendously over the past year. Teachers began to think differently about their instructional practices, students began to talk differently about their own learning, and parents/guardians are better able to understand our educational system and all of it's complexities.

As nature reminds us of how powerful synergy (the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects), is...let's also be reminded of the nothing-less-than amazing combination of efforts made by everyone in the district to accomplish great things...even during a once-a-century pandemic.

GROWTH MINDSET

A growth mindset, proposed by Stanford professor Carol Dweck in her book Mindset, describes people who believe that their success depends on time and effort. People with a growth mindset feel their skills and intelligence can be improved with effort and persistence. They embrace challenges, persist through obstacles, learn from criticism and seek out inspiration in others’ success.

Those who hold a growth mindset believe that they can get better at something by dedication of time, effort and energy. Working on one’s flaws, and the processβ€”not the outcomeβ€”are the most important components. With time and practice, people with a growth mindset believe they can achieve what they want. The opposite of a growth mindset is a fixed mindset.

Source: https://tophat.com/glossary/g/growth-mindset/