Nassau County

Southside Elementary Growth Mindset Training & Classroom Visit with Crissy Bass, 2016 Nassau County Teacher of the Year


With the raise of a Plickers card, a room filled with teachers evaluated statements as either fixed or growth mindset phrases. Teachers at Southside Elementary engaged in discussions on Growth Mindset, beginning with identifying the mindset then transitioning into creating growth minded classrooms. As an added bonus, I was able to visit with my wonderful colleague and fellow district teacher of the year, Crissy Bass, and her energetic second graders. She taught a brilliant lesson focused on graphing while integrating science (the life cycle of a plant) and measuring length in inches and centimeters by having students measure plants in the school garden then graphing their data. This tech-infused, rigorous classroom was a pure treat to enjoy!

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