Perhaps one of the strongest messages of the IM4U program is the simple fact that it is typical to be good at some things and not at others. This is HUGE for young students because there is so much to learn. It can be emotionally overwhelming when learning how to read, hit a ball, or multiply, particularly when others have already accomplished the task. But when we give students the freedom and support to learn at their own pace, they bloom.
The social and emotional concept of “growth mindset” is essential for helping students realize that, though they may not have yet mastered a skill, with a strong belief in themselves, resilience, and practice, they can and will.
Students will listen to the Ooops And Yays song and then discuss the idea of strengths and weaknesses.