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Sierra May

Snake River School Distrct
Third Grade Teacher
I've been a teacher for six years and been most impacted by Carol Dweck's ideas around growth or fixed mindset. Not only did this transform my thinking and application in my own life, but it has become a staple inside my classroom as well. I love teaching my students that "hard is good!" and "mistakes are okay; they are HOW we learn" and "don't settle for anything less than your best; be challenged." My students track a lot of their own data, take a pretest to make sure they're not going to be focusing on skills they already know, and have gotten used to the cheers for mistakes. I have begun to develop a passion for working with teachers to become inspired in these areas as well.