Creating a Growth Mindset Culture in Independent Schools
"(H)ow do we shift a school culture towards a new mindset that nurtures student growth and eliminates fear of failure? We start at the top. From senior administrators down to support staff, we must educate our students to take risks, and model for them how we all learn by trial and error. We must show them how failure is an integral part of growth. We must acknowledge our own mistakes and share life’s lessons of how we learn from our mistakes. We must preserve our students’ childlike wonder by offering them opportunities for exploration and discovery as part of the learning process."
Kristen Tillona-Baker, Saint James, NY