Posted on 11/21/2016 at 08:22 AM by Blog Experts

I'm totally into the concept of growth and fixed mindset.  I like to think of myself as having a growth mindset.  If you've never heart of growth and fixed mindset I recommend reading Carol Dweck's book called Mindset: The New Psychology of Success .  Train Ugly is another great resource!  I highly recommend taking the time and checking this out.  

So the title of this post is The Power of "YET".  I got to thinking of this word yesterday while sitting in a staff meeting.  I didn't know all of these teachers very well as I work closely with just a few.  FAST scores came up and then the conversations started.  One teacher shared out, "My low students can't do it".  And that's where I said, in my head, "yet".  Do you see how that one word changes the meaning of that statement?  

Starting around Thanksgiving time all the way through February is when I notice teachers getting frustrated with themselves, with student's not progressing like they want, etc. I'm guilty of it, too.  I am hard on myself.  If you find yourself making those negative comments where you can't do something, add "yet" after it.  Or if you hear a fellow teacher say something about how their kids can't do something, add in "yet".  Observe how that one word can change a thought, and attitude, or a belief.  

Katy just doesn't get this concept, yet.

Joey won't pass that level, yet.

I don't know how to do it, yet.

YET- Print this and put it somewhere as a reminder.  

 

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