The students have been learning about Growth Mindset. Everyone in the world has a way of perceiving things. We call this a mindset. You have a mindset and your friends have a mindset. We can choose to look at the world in a way that makes us feel strong and happy, or in a way that makes us feel frustrated and weak. People with a growth mindset know they can get better by working hard and trying different strategies. They keep trying even when things are tough and they say things such as, ‘I can’t do this...yet’ or ‘Mistakes help me and others learn.’ People with a fixed mindset feel differently, as if they are stuck with the way things are. A fixed mindset happens to everyone at some time or another, but it’s important we encourage the students to choose a growth mindset, keep trying, and stick with challenges.