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Morning Minutes: January 19, 2016

We grow not in comfort.  I will begin this short week by sharing the graphic below with my kids in an ongoing effort to create and sustain a growth-mindset culture in my classroom.  Next month, I have been asked by the Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WSASCD) to be a guest author on their blog, where I will write about this very topic.  And while I am certainly no expert on said topic, I believe in earnest that it is a crucial step in the right direction for changing the narrative and making significant change in education.  Until then, and beyond, I have a lot to learn about growth mindset.  I am not really in my comfort zone, but I’ve learned to embrace that, for it means I am growing.  Now if I can get my students to embrace it as well.

Have a terrific Tuesday, all.  Please check out the Weekly Wonder if you haven’t had a chance.  Weekly Wonder: I wonder if we should fail kids.


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One Reply to “Morning Minutes: January 19, 2016”

  • I really liked this “post” today because it made me think of all the times in my life that I have had to step out of my comfort zone. Just how uncomfortable it felt in the beginning, but like the graph shows it does get easier, until you need to leave that comfort zone. I think life gives us the challenge to keep expanding and challenging ourselves. Its getting over that first hurdle that sometimes keeps us from growing and realizing once this is accomplished, the next time is not as hard as the first, we grow in confidence, thinking I can do this.

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