Growth Mindset has been a large part of learning in the elementary schools, using grit and not having fear of failure to change how you think. Here, Lloyd Harbor second graders in Ms. Rivera's class were challenged to "change your words...change your mindset." Instead of negative words expressing thoughts like "I can't do math," or "this is too hard," students changed their mindsets to say "I'm going to train my brain in math," or "This may take some time and effort." There is no giving up, and failure is encouraged because mistakes "help me improve!" Each student created pennants with personalized goals sharing strategies to help them use a growth mindset. Great job kids!