Meadowbrook students adopt a new mindset

Meadowbrook students adopt a new mindset photo
Fifth-graders at Meadowbrook Elementary School in the East Meadow School District discovered how “growth mindset” thinking can enhance their learning. 

While reading “What Do I Do with a Problem?” and “What Do I Do with an Idea?” by Kobi Yamada, Tara Bouza’s class discussed ways they have worked through situations of failure and reflected on what they excel in, such as soccer, math, playing an instrument and dancing. 

Realizing they can train their brain to overcome obstacles, the fifth-graders created a chart identifying negative experiences they have encountered and generated different ways to think should a similar problems arise.

As challenges surface, the students will be able to use their growth mindset skills to remain persistent and focused on the process of learning.