Michael Graves, gifted architect, told us, "I don't care what people call me . . .labels have the negative value of making smaller boundaries."
Hello! I would like to support your understanding of how to help your child succeed in school and beyond. Topics such as growth mindset, the importance of persevering through problems, and the perception that working hard is not an indicator of weakness, but a vital lifelong habit of mind are explored in the following articles, books and video clips. Copy and paste these links into your web browser.
Article-How Not To Talk To Your Kids
Article: Teachers Nurture Growth Mindsets In Math
Article on the value of chores and the gift of messes!
Article-The Learning Myth: Why I will never tell my son he is smart.
Article-Mindset Intro For Parents
Video: The Downside of Being Labeled
How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey
MIndset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
Rise: Creativity, The Gift of Failure and the Search for Mastery by Angela Duckworth
Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
Explanation of Carol Dweck's Growth Mindset Study:
Angela Duckworth's Ted Talk:
For more information on Gifted and Talented Education and other topics go to these websites:
NAGC.org-National Association of Gifted Children Website
NJAGC.org-New Jersey Association of Gifted Children Website
To contact Anne Marie Hughes(Maurice Hawk and Dutch Neck Schools):
To contact Ann Kieser(Town Center, Wicoff and Millstone River):