This course is based on the work of Dr. Carol Dweck. She is the author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, How we can learn to fulfill our potential. The ideas shared by Dr. Dweck have been adapted to be of interest to those working with young children by the staff at the Early Childhood Educators of BC.
The basis of the theory, as well as the practical tips and tricks, is that words impact how we see ourselves. And how we see ourselves impacts our behaviour. You will see how some words help children persevere, they build resilience and a positive attitude towards challenges and growth. Other words (even those that may be well-intended) can lead children to believe their abilities are limited. This then leads them to give up more easily.