Students at R.D. Wilson are learning about the Growth Mindset!


Third grade students recently received a 3-part guidance lesson series with Ms. Booth, entitled “Brain Works.” Through these lessons, students learned:

– Our skills grow when we form stronger neural connections
– Our brains get smarter when we are challenged (not when things are easy)
– Neuroplasticity: our brains are more malleable than scientists once thought
– Perseverance and grit are important for brain growth and success

These concepts were presented through Power Point presentations, educational videos, class discussion, and hands-on demonstrations. In the photos, students are learning how brain connections start off weak (students holding thread) but with practice grow stronger (students holding rope).

Research shows a strong correlation between the Growth Mindset and student effort/success. For more information visit: 



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