Growth Mindset Is Foundational for SEL and Academic Learning
In a growth mindset, intelligence, ability, skill, and talent are capable of growth. With perseverance on a child’s part, and a teacher’s willingness to try new approaches, challenges can be experienced as opportunities. A growth mindset is especially valuable in working on SEL with children—topics such as managing emotions, teamwork, and problem-solving that focus on steps to progress rather than failure. Use the right words at the right time to develop essential resiliency in your young learners.