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As a teacher, we teach students how to think about their own thinking. This is a strategy used when learning how to read and comprehend the story on a deeper level and is commonly called metacognition. I use this technique a lot when reflecting on my own life and goals.
We know you want to keep your kids busy during this tumultuous time. Many teachers and parents are scrambling to find academic materials, but are finding that students also need to learn how to be independent learners and persevere through challenges.
First, let me start by saying: Read this blog. Don’t read this blog. Save it for later. Or make it disappear forever. Your choice. We all have decisions and choices to make right now. Small, big, life changing. Decision fatigue is real. Rapid change is here.
Research has shown that people with 3 times more positive emotions than negative ones are more resilient and have a relatively higher rate of successful reintegration. Emotional resilience equips people with the much-needed psychological strength to cope with stress and hardships, preventing them from falling apart or getting overwhelmed.
With a bright and shiny new year ahead, many teachers and students are ready to try something different. But with so many ideas out there, it can be tough to pick one area of focus. If you’re reading this post, you understand and believe in the power of the growth mindset. However, did you know that the growth mindset belief, that we can develop our intellectual abilities over time, is not enough? Something equally as important as believing you can improve is knowing how to do so.