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⚓Weekly Update 09/01/22

 

OCE Families,

 

As the end of the quarter approaches, we have been celebrating our growth mindset culture with Growth Mindset Assemblies. If you’re new to our school, this growth mindset culture may be something you’re unfamiliar with, and I would love to share how we implement it at OCE.

 

A few years ago, our staff studied the work of Carol Dweck; in particular, her book Mindset. This Ted Talk video on growth mindset is a great overview: Growth Mindset Ted Talk.

 

Since that book study, we have implemented growth mindset in our classrooms in the following ways:

  • Teaching growth mindset lessons

  • Teaching and using growth mindset language

  • Teaching students how to rate their effort using an effort meter

  • Recognizing students with growth mindset awards

  • Teaching students how to set goals and track them

  • Celebrating students who meet and “crush” their goals

 

If you would like to read more about the research behind growth mindset and how you can help your child at home, please read The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

 

Thank you for partnering with us in creating this mindset culture in our school and community so that ALL students reach their full potential.

 

Upcoming school dates:

  • 10/3- 10/14-  Track 1, 2, and 3

    • Neon Glow Party- 10/14 

  • 10/24- 11/3- Track 4 

    • Neon Glow Party- 11/4

  • October 10 & 24- NO SCHOOL- STAFF WORKDAY

 

Other Reminders:

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at emay@wcpss.net

Thank you for your continued support!

 

With gratitude,

 

Erin May

Principal

Olive Chapel Elementary