What Do We Mean When We Say “Social and Emotional Skills”?

Character Science, Social and Emotional Skills, NonCognitive Traits and Habits…you’ve heard these terms before, but what do they mean and is there really a correct description? Author Anya Kemenetz recently tacked this question in her article posted via MindShift. What’s in? What’s out? How do we get there? What research supports these theories? If you’ve [Read More…]

Preschoolers and Praise

“Preschool children are in the early stages of developing their self concept — their mental picture of who they are, what they can do, and who they are capable of becoming. During this pivotal time, the language parents and educators use with preschoolers — particularly when they face challenges or struggle to learn new skills [Read More…]

Growth Mindset: Clearing Up Some Confusion

We love to talk about our TOUGH STUFF CD but we especially love to talk about it when it relates directly to research! Check out this article recently posted on MindShift regarding growth mindset and fixed mindset-the research of Dr Carol Dweck. The work we do at GROWNG SOUND is especially relatable to Confusion #2. [Read More…]

SuperHeroes and a Growth Mindset

Kudos to Kathy Dyer on her recent blog on NWEA (@NWEA) using the concept of SuperHeroes to introduce the latest research on Growth Mindsets. We love how Dyer ties it all together in reinforcing how students and teachers (both) have an ability and need to grow – to learn new things, new ways of thinking [Read More…]

Perseverance and Children’s Intellectual Growth

It’s no secret that we are big fans of the work of Dr. Carol Dweck. In this latest article posted on Phys.org Dr. Dweck tells us that perseverance is key to children’s intellectual growth. Dweck, a Stanford psychology professor, said “that when children are praised for the process they engage in – hard work, strategies, [Read More…]