Mindset parent workshop at NNHS

NNHS Mindset Parenting Workshop

Getting up to speed on the growth mindset

Parent/guardian workshop

Wednesday, December 3

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Newton North High School cafeteria

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea–the power of our mindset.

Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success–but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals–personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.

Have you heard that Newton Public Schools is asking teachers and staff to explore how encouraging a “growth mindset” can motivate students to learn? Do you know that the research-based growth mindset is useful for all ages and in all settings-school, home, work, athletics?

Newton North School Council and PTSO invite ALL parents/guardians to a fun and engaging evening exploring the growth mindset. AsPrincipal Jen Price shows you how Newton Public Schools faculty are being trained in the use of the growth mindset, you’ll learn

  • Effective ways to give praise
  • Useful methods for encouraging children and teens to try new things and accept challenges
  • Constructive ways to respond to failure
  • Successful strategies for creating a parent-teacher dialogue about students’ development

You will also have a chance to apply the growth mindset during an interactive challenge.

To learn more about the growth mindset, read about Mindset or view this  Ted Talk by Angela Duckworth.

Newton North School Council and PTSO look forward to seeing you on December 3!

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