What I appreciate about these lessons is that instead of forcing the growth mindset on students, they develop students' understanding of how the brain learns and leads them to personally reflect on a time when they worked hard to overcome a challenge. I believe very strongly in the power of student self-reflection.
This is an absolutely awesome list of ideas for teaching perseverance. At all elementary levels I have taught at I have found that the more I discuss perseverance with my students and specifically praise students for pushing through challenges, the more likely it is they will continue persevering.
Importantly, the author reminds teachers and parents that perseverance and determination can and should be taught. I have found that the tips provide an excellent starting place. In my experience, praising effort more than accomplishment has been really impactful for my struggling students.
I love how this puts learning and teaching in the hands of the students, as they are tasked with selecting and interviewing an adult who they think has shown grit. Students then present the interview in the form of a Perseverance Walk.
I like that the actual founder of the term Growth Mindset, Carol Dweck, discusses ways in which teachers can cultivate a growth mindset in their students. I think that number 3 is really important, as I have found I need to teach kids to enjoy and appreciate the process of learning.
I believe in the power of instilling a growth mindset in all children. This article is a great introduction to growth mindsets, as it outlines the differences between fixed and growth mindsets and presents four ways to help students develop a growth mindset.