Fostering a Growth-Oriented Attitude: How Parents Can Help
WHAT? Workshop led by Gillian Andrews, 4th grade teacher at DES
WHO? For all parents and caregivers
WHEN? Thursday, November 5 at 6:30pm
WHERE? DES Library
WHY? Research conducted by Carol Dweck, professor of developmental psychology at Stanford University and author of “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” shows that students’ beliefs about their intelligence play an important role in their school achievement, and that both parents and teachers can strongly influence the development of these beliefs. Students who believe their intelligence is a fixed trait do more poorly, especially as school becomes more challenging, than students who believe their intellectual abilities can actually grow. When students are taught the growth-oriented view, they show a rapid increase in not only their grades but also, and perhaps more importantly, their enjoyment of learning.
This workshop and discussion, facilitated by Gillian Andrews, will orient parents to the research conducted by Dweck and her colleagues. Based on Dweck’s findings, we will talk about ways to talk to our children with an underlying message that fosters a growth mindset attitude.
** Free child care available during the workshop **
Please RSVP to Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org.