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