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Growth Mindset research is a psychological study on how people succeed pioneered by Carol Dweck PhD whereas
The basis of this research is that there are two frames of mindsets:
NBCC is dedicated to cultivating 'growth mindsets' by laying the foundations that all children can learn.
We foster the notion that we a 'learning zone' and value the 'making of mistakes'. In all that children do
here at NBCC, no matter it is social-emotional, cognitive, or physical; we encourage persistence, resilience, flexibility, empathy, & optimism.
Mindfulness was introduced by Dr Jon Kabatt-Zinn in the 1970's and since has become an important
influence on medicine, psychology, the military, corporate environments, and now education. It is
'the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present
moment, and non judgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment'
Mindfulness techniques have been associated with benefiting both the prefrontal cortex (part of the
brain that is responsible for higher thinking) and the amygdala (part of the brain that controls
emotion and response) and is used in regulating the body, mind, fear responses, emotions, and in
heightening self awareness.
NBCC understands the importance of ‘mindfulness’ and practice breathing techniques with the
children to help them see that they can be 'in charge' of their emotions. Self regulation is a huge
part of the very important work that preschoolers do and which is required as they transition to
We take time each day to development awareness of our thoughts & emotions, as well as, to deepen
our sense of compassion towards others.