Every Monday morning, Sunnyland has an assembly to welcome students and staff back to school and to get us all started off on the right foot. We say the Pledge, sing the school song, and share ideas about how we can all make our school better. One of the things we can do is: "Be a good learner."
Mr. Pahl has been reading some research lately that talks about how many kids think you are either born smart or you're not. It is called "growth mindset." Many kids (and probably many adults) think you are born as smart as you are going to get. They think you can learn a few new things, but not much. They think that there are smart kids and dumb kids and maybe something in between, but that's it; there's nothing you can do about it. Well, the great thing this research is finding is that there IS something we can do about it. EVERYONE has the ability to get smarter.
It begins with believing in yourself. Then there is a lot of hard work to follow. I hope to be writing more about this soon. In the meantime, here is the video room 12 created to help spread the idea that "Everyone CAN Learn!!!"