We can’t just tell our students that they “can have a Growth Mindset” and expect change – it isn’t a treatment. An understanding the Growth Mindset takes practice. Something we as learning facilitators practice with our learners.
As I get deeper into the courses in the ADL program, I appreciate how the courses are sequenced. My view of Growth Mindset has evolved- I am now able to do things I never thought I could do. I am amazed at what I have learned in such a short amount of time!
My ePortfolio is living proof of “yet”. Everything I have constructed has been learned in the past 9 months. The things I am learning now will soon be made visible the next time I post. Things I don’t know I don’t know are not posted…yet.
In this way the ePortfolio is an environment that cultivates the growth mindset. We can tell our kids we believe in them all we want, but unless we create a space for them to express themselves and share their learning in an authentic way, it isn’t effective.