This month our counselor led classroom lesson built on the the November life skill, Growth Mindset. During each classroom visit, we explored “The Power of Yet” as we read the story, The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do. In this story, Lou encounters a challenge: she has never climbed a tree. Throughout the story, Lou procrastinates and makes excuses to avoid climbing the tree. Eventually, with some encouragement from friends, Lou faces her fear and climbs the tree. But she falls! Despite her initial failure, Lou models a Growth Mindset, realizing she just can't climb the tree YET, and eventually tries again.
Students took time in each class to set goals and think about ways they can have a growth mindset at home or at school. In third through fifth grade, students also watched a video about a group of young boys in Southern Thailand who used a growth mindset to start the original Panyee Football Club in 1986.