Growth Mindset Workshop

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The district recently hosted a workshop for parents at Mineola Middle School entitled Growth Mindset: The Single Most Important Lesson You Can Teach Your Children. Presented by Rob Bocchino from Heart Of Change, he shared a number of valuable tips on how parents can help their children develop a growth mindset by making some very simple changes in how they communicate with their children. Rob also talked about intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, the difference between self-concept and self-esteem and how to help children avoid counterproductive self-talk.

Rob has been working with the administration and teachers in the Mineola School District for the past few years on topics such as brain compatible learning, essential elements of instruction and systems and individual change.

The parents who attended the workshop raved about the experience. Parents expressed their appreciation not only for the new information, but also for how easily it can be applied when praising and encouraging our children each and every day! Be on the lookout for additional workshops with Rob in the 2016-17 school year.