One of the lessons we have been trying to teach students this year is that they can build intelligence by using new approaches and strategies, trying new things, and working through difficulties. The understanding is that they can strengthen their brains can help them achieve more in school and in life. We know intelligence is malleable and not set in stone!
Tell your child about a time you had to learn something new. Explain whether it was hard to learn and how you learned it. Ask your child if there’s anything he or she would like to learn to do this year. This conversation with your child will help reinforce the idea that everyone has to learn new things! And remember to keep it positive.
Erin Rae is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.