Interviewer: Assess where you feel like you are right now and whether or not you are hitting that streak you felt like you should be at this point in the year.
Kyle Schwarber (after going 3-for-4 with 2 home runs and a triple, but is still hitting .188 on the season): I feel like the work I've been doing with the hitting coaches is paying off and I just have to stay the course. I can't worry about results. I just have to worry about the process. Today was a good day!
Connection to My Family:
This summer, my family and I purchased a summer bowling pass so we could bowl as often as we'd like and not have to pay anything each time. We had a great time and went quite often, but each day we went there were either arguments or tears because my niece doesn't have a growth mindset just yet (see - I have a growth mindset and believe she will EVENTUALLY believe in growth mindset!).
You see, whenever my 12-year old nephew Tyler beat my 10-year old niece Ashley in a game, she would have a breakdown. She only cared about winning and didn't see how improving her skills as a bowler was worth her time. She wanted IMMEDIATE RESULTS. If her bowling ball hit the bumper six times but knocked down all the pins, she felt extremely happy (even though it was luck that made the pins fall down & not skill). However, if she managed to get the ball down the lane without hitting the bumper and only knocked down 5 pins, she was upset (even though that was a MUCH better shot and would eventually lead to better overall bowling scores).
Her mom tried to help her by giving her some tips, which she seemed to appreciate, but when her grandmother tried to give tips to my nephew, Ashley immediately got upset. To someone watching this unfold, it was kind of confusing! I mean, why would someone get upset that people are trying to help inexperienced bowlers get better? Well, Ashley only thought about WINNING and didn't think much about IMPROVING and she was mad that her brother was already a little better of a bowler than she was and now someone was helping him get even better, which wouldn't allow her to beat him! The adults who were bowling were only interested in helping the kids become better bowlers. Ashley was only interested in winning, even if it meant becoming a worse bowler to do so.
This mindset focuses only on results, stops you from improving, and ultimately causes you to get beaten worse and worse as others improve their skills. Until finally you refuse to bowl anymore because you're too embarrassed to be so bad compared to everyone else. This could all have been avoided by having a growth mindset. If Ashley had just realized that she was inexperienced at bowling and would eventually get better with coaching and practice and asking others for advice, she would have continued to improve. One day, she might have passed her brother's ability in bowling and eventually beaten him with skill rather than luck (unless he worked just as hard as she did). The goal shouldn't be to win, but to improve your skills in areas that you feel are worth the time and effort to do so.
Not everything in school is motivating and fun, but almost everything we're going to do this year is important and deserves your full effort and a growth mindset! It's in your best interest to try to seek out feedback and coaching so you can take it and try to improve your skills. These skills will be the foundation for so many more skills you'll be learning in middle school, high school, and beyond! Whenever anyone takes the time to help you improve, you need to be open to it, and appreciate their advice no matter how it feels, because they're taking the time to try to help you improve and become a stronger YOU!
Sometimes you find yourself "in over your heels" - Others are WAY better than you. What's your mindset?
Dave Wottle probably didn't deserve to be running with these other guys who were much faster in all the preliminary runs. How do you think he felt as he drifted further and further behind the pack?
School doesn't always allow you to show your creative side, but in our classroom I hope that isn't true!
Information is here: https://medium.com/pear-deck/make-democracy-a-daily-practice-1e2876e0061c#.rbqdc4be7
We all make mistakes - it's important how we react and that we try not to repeat the same mistake OVER AND OVER AND OVER!
Sorry about the man's T-shirt - it has a word on it we shouldn't use in school. It is an expression that Cubs Manager Joe Maddon uses with the team and it's meant to get a laugh!
Watch this video of a boy who caught a Colorado Rockies homerun ball in Coors Field (Denver, Colorado) against the Cubs. At Wrigley Field, the tradition is to throw back homerun balls when they are hit by the Cubs opponent, so the boy was just doing what is always done in Chicago, but in Denver, it's against the rules to throw anything onto the field!
When you type in a question into the Google Search field, you often get results from sites like:
These are not the most reliable sites and are often crowd sourced - meaning that people provide the answers and the answers are not verified.
Instead of asking a question, use KEY WORDS and PHRASES that are important for your search. Also, consider using quotation marks around phrases so those words show up connected, rather than separately on the website.
Kid President - You have the ability to change the future - Make it Happen! Tomorrow will be better, because of how awesome you'll make today.
Kid President: Things Won't Always Be Awesome - But Our Response Can Be! You want to win at life? Help other people win!
Don't let your differences prevent your from being friends! The more you know about each other, the easier it is to become friends!
What do you think people should say more often?
5 Love Languages - (Languages of Appreciation) - reference in this video!