The first couple of weeks of gifted classes I am going to be getting to know my students and their interest as well as talking to them about Mindsets. Mindsets is based on Carol Dwecks work on how individuals may have a set mindset or a growth mindset. As teachers and parents we want our students to have a growth mindset. Changing how we respond to our students and children makes a great difference in how they respond to challenges. An interesting presentation you may want to read may be found at this link.