Nurturing a Growth Mindset

What is Growth Mindset? That a person’s abilities can be shaped through their own efforts is the key concept behind psychologist Carol Dweck’s theory of “growth mindset.” In this theory, people can develop basic qualities like intelligence through dedication and hard work. Those with a fixed mindset, on the other hand, believe basic qualities are
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All Interactions are Teachable Moments

Every interaction – even the most challenging– can be a teachable moment for a child, and it’s our job as educators and caregivers to give young learners the tools they need to manage and communicate their feelings. But first, we need a toolbox of our own. Enter Conscious Discipline, a comprehensive social-emotional learning program developed
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Celebrating Those Who Bring Out the Best in Kids

Never underestimate the impact one caring adult can have on a child. The research tells us as much, but so do our experiences at PEP. Before the start of the school year, we celebrate our staff with a series of peer-nominated awards. Teacher-Counselors of the Year The principles of Re-ED tell us that trust between
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