Try: A Little Word Becomes a Big Gift

In this article, a school administrator discusses a simple strategy to encourage personal and professional growth. Recent research indicates the importance of a growth mindset. The author encourages fellow educators to get practical with this research by asking themselves when they last tried something new and took a risk. She describes her experience taking on a challenge and encourages others to do the same in their practice. In particular, she suggests trying a new pedagogical approach, connecting with parents in new ways, and personalizing learning more. She ends by showing how taking risks in one’s own professional life can serve as a teaching tool and model for students. This article will encourage any educator to examine his or her own growth mindset.

Source Organization: Edutopia

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