For years I have wondered why my lessons on mindset were failing to make an impact over time. I’ve gotten pretty good at delivering solid mindset lessons. They improve mindsets for a few days and then the effect fades. Re-giving the same lesson didn’t work. Why?
I am convinced that the narrative that students are working with is the problem. They are internalizing limitations, their fear of standing out, and expect little from their near-term future. They do not see a world of possibility or the joy of creativity.
So the question becomes ‘how to help kids create a better narrative for themselves.’
In general, I know the answer involves a lot of mini reminders, classroom routines, and repetition.
The specifics will have to be developed over time.