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“Re-branding” Failure in Schools

If you are a regular visitor to principalaim then you already know how important I believe it is to teach students to embrace failure (viewing mistakes as tools for success). … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Classroom Strategies to Foster a Growth Mindset

Like so many educators, each year I search for new and creative ways to inspire, motivate, and challenge my students. What I have discovered during the course of my career is … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

Importance of Mindset

      “The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life. It can determine whether you become the person you want to be and whether you … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Tools to a Growth-Mindset

Gaining a growth mindset is easy when you have the necessary tools. tlb   Source

June 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Design Thinking, Like Yoga, Is Mindset, Not Product

Once again, Grant Lichtman reminds schools of what is important — to thine own self be true. This is such an essential truth for any institution (especially schools) to embrace … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Changing Our Mindset

What role do we play in making sure we can appropriately support the learning process for our students? We have to first change our mindset becoming the facilitator in the … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Summer Reads for Teacher Professional Development

What’s on your summer reading list? If you are like me, you are probably looking for books that will help replenish you professionally as well as personally. With just a … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

Educational Philosophy

Growth Mindset = try+fail+try again! Best equation to teach children inside (and outside) the classroom. tlb

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

More Proof Grit Matters for the Next Generation of Children

More Proof Grit Matters During a forum on early childhood education in July, I heard a snippet of a TED Talk that started me thinking. The TED Talk was by … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · 4 Comments

How to Build Grit in Kids?

What’s the best predictor of success in a child’s life? “Grit,” says psychologist Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth.  “Gritty kids, according to Dr. Duckworth, possess the passion and perseverance it takes … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 3 Comments