• Welcome to Grit in the Elementary Classroom! 
    Thank you for signing up for this course.  As elementary educators we all realize the importance of cultivating a growth mindset in our students at an early age.  Throughout this self-paced course, you will explore resources that will help make qualities such as grit, resiliency, and determination overt, concrete, and accessible to your students.
    Please note that sections 1-7 will be due by August 15th and the follow-up portion will be due by October 15th.  If you have any questions throughout the course, please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to respond in a timely manner.  To help keep you organized throughout the course, you may want to print out a Grit Online Course Checklist.  You will not need to submit this, but it may help you keep track of everything.  You will need to submit  this document at the end of the course.  Introduce, Sustain & Extend


  • The best professional resource that defines a Growth Mindset and its implications in life is the book Mindset by Dr. Carol Dweck.  This is one of the most important books we can read as educators or parents.  It is not a required text for this online course, but it is highly recommended!
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Getting to know you

  • Welcome - Suzanne Dailey

    Hi everyone,
    It's so nice to have you for this online course!  When CB started talking about Growth Mindset by Carol Dweck, I was so intrigued as a teacher and as a mom.  I think that the idea of a Growth Mindset, the ability to learn new things, accept and honor challenges, and grow is a game changer.  I am so excited to share some great research-based information with you and show off some of the great things happening in our elementary classrooms to promote qualities of a Growth Mindset.  It makes my heart happy to know that as elementary educators, we have such an opportunity to show this to our youngest students.  We spend a lot of time teaching academics and an investment in teaching character is essential.  I look forward to our conversations and learning from one another.  Let's get our grit on!