The Power of Yet

Aug 31, 2015 | by Janice Smith

Growth mindset, the belief in its importance and the explicit teaching of it to both teachers and students, is something we’ve heard a lot of people talking about in the last couple of years as we’ve visited schools.  In the age of ‘new math’, and an increase in rigor in the Common Core State Standards, it becomes even more important to embrace failure and mistakes as an important part of the learning process.

This clip comes from Tammi Sutton, Executive Director of KIPP North Carolina and school founder of KIPP Gaston College Prep.  She talks about the culture they’ve built in their schools based on the idea of a growth mindset, and the power of adding one simple word to reinforce this idea that growth takes time, requires you to take risks, and involves lots of mistakes along the way.

*Want to see this idea in action?  Try searching the library for some of the following tags:

  • Growth Mindset
  • Risk Culture
  • Learning Community
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