Cougar Byte Podcast

Cougar Byte

Tune into the Cougar Byte Podcast to hear meaningful conversations about education and learning. Launched in late 2021, we look forward to bringing you new episodes. 

Cougar Byte Podcast, "How to Encourage a Growth Mindset in a Classroom and Beyond"

Welcome to the Cougar Byte, Almaden Country Day School's podcast, bringing meaningful conversations related to education and learning. In this episode, we discuss the topic of a "growth mindset," why it is important and how educators can encourage a growth mindset within their students. 

"Growth mindset” is a term used widely in both business and in education but what does it mean, really? What are the benefits of having a growth mindset and how can we encourage and foster a growth mindset in our children in the classroom and beyond? For answers to these questions, listen to episode two of the Cougar Byte Podcast, “How to Encourage a Growth Mindset in a Classroom and Beyond.”

Hosts: Syma Latif and Cathy Shin

Guests: Gary DeMoss, ACDS Science Teacher, and Elizabeth Lasher, Early Childhood Education Teacher

“When we talk about Growth Mindset, we’re talking about intentionally seeing how to look at the world, a problem, how we are learning and discovering.” - Gary DeMoss

“I spend time focusing on a child's effort in their process. Helping children accept failure is an opportunity to refine an idea and to try again by posing an “I wonder?” question.” - Elizabeth Lasher

 
Cougar Byte Podcast, What Comes First, Happiness or Success?

Welcome to the first episode of the Cougar Byte, Almaden Country Day School's podcast, bringing meaningful conversations related to education and learning. In this episode, we discuss the topic of happiness and success and how they correlate.

Hosts: Syma Latif and Cathy Shin

Guests: Dr. Olaf Jorgenson, Head of School and Mrs. Julie Brown, 2nd Grade Teacher at ACDS

“When students get what they need and are allowed to be developing children, filled with joy and excitement, they become happy and triumphant learners.” - Mrs. Julie Brown

“It’s a choice of a school’s identity in what we value, and what we value at our school is relationships.”  - Dr. Olaf Jorgenson

“Happiness is purposeful, intentional and relational.” - Mrs. Julie Brown