- Embracing challenges
- Learning from mistakes (mistakes help our brains grow!)
- Working hard is more important than looking smart
- We learn from others
- Accepting feedback helps us improve
Students in the Lower School have been learning about Growth Mindset with Mrs. Hamlin during their classroom guidance lessons in January and February. Growth mindset is the belief that one’s intelligence, skills and abilities can change with effort, practice and hard work. The concept of growth mindset acknowledges that we are not born smart or not smart, but that we are all born to learn! Key concepts we have covered include:
During the first weekend in April, Eaton Hall students and their families were challenged to go a full 24 hours without using any electronic devices. The topic of technology use has been the primary discussion for the 6th grade class taught by Nani Moskal and Chris Pollock. The class discusses topics ranging from cyber bullying to the impact of technology. Nani created a survey for the middle school students to provide better insight on how often our students use electronic devices, what they use the devices for, and the impacts these devices may have. Click here for a copy of the survey completed by students. Information given via “self report” may not be fully accurate, though this allows us to at least look at certain patterns that may be occurring.
It’s college notification time for our seniors; and hand-in-hand with the emails, texts, calls, portal accesses, large envelopes and small envelopes, all bearing admissions decisions, comes stress, joy, sadness, self-doubt, and the realization that it’s time to leave North Cross School and go out into the world. It’s a terrifying time. Yes, our seniors are hearing that they are accepted, denied, or cast into the limbo land of the waitlist by the colleges they applied to this year. It’s been a phenomenal year for college acceptances for this senior class. In many cases, dreams are coming true and students have been accepted into the college or colleges of their choice. This is the news that we hear being spread through excited talk and social media. The acceptances are truly wonderful news, but there is another side to this that I want everyone in our community to remember exists.
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