Thursday, September 14, 2017

What is Dot Day?

The value of Dot Day can be a little hard to spot at first. At least, beyond the timeless value of art and creativity. But in participating in Dot Day activities, students are unknowingly practicing the act of growth mindset. This is the core of the book Dot Day. We are part  of 169 countries and 9,003,546 people registered to participate in Dot Day activities this year!

It's about a student who is convinced they can't create art. And through a simple act of support, the student realizes they can create art. The story is great. The heart of it surrounds the concepts of Carol Dweck's growth mindset in which students can learn to overcome "fixed" ideas about their abilities.

1 comment:

  1. Extremely pleased to see and know the kid is challenged at doing something he enjoys doing.


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