I truly enjoy were I work and helping my students build a better Growth Mindset. I work at a school with many disadvantaged students. A lot of the students I work with do not the have support at home they need to be successful and have a growth mindset. It is very important that they get this at school.
In my class, I am working towards building a community around fostering a growth mindset.
When you walk into our school, you are welcomed and know it is a school where everyone cares about the needs of the students.
Growth Mindset is the belief system that suggests that one's intelligence can be grown or developed with persistence, effort, and a focus on learning (Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Culture of Success and Student Achievement in Schools, by Mary Cay Ricci). The games I am requesting for my students will allow them to think critically and embrace challenges.
By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase students critical thinking skills, you will ultimately help them persevere through challenges.
Students will be able to choose which game - Roller Coaster Challenge, Rush Hour, Shape Logic, Brick by Brick, TipOver, or Suspend, they want to play and work independently or in groups. Students will be able to use these games during indoor recess and after they have finished other assignments. These games will allow me to provide students with the opportunities to struggle and learn how to think critically at the same time. I will be able to take what students learn through these games and translate it into academic challenges.
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