• Rules  


    1. Warning - Conversation with student to see what is happening, and discuss the broken rule.
    2. Time out - Relocation away from peers, Student may rejoin after 10 minutes.
    3. Parent Contact - If behavior continues I will either send a letter home or make a phone call home.
    4. Principal Notification - For severe behavior issues .
    * I understand all students and situations are unique, this is taken into consideration when dealing with behavior issues* 

    Growth Mindset

    The teachers at the Iroquois Central School District support fostering a Growth Mindset within our students. According to Sivers.com/minset:

    People in a fixed mindset believe you either are or aren’t good at something, based on your inherent nature, because it’s just who you are.

    People in a growth mindset believe anyone can be good at anything, because your abilities are entirely due to your actions.

    For example:

    In a fixed mindset, you believe “She’s a natural born artist” or “I’m just no good at art.”

    In a growth mindset, you believe “Anyone can be good at art. My skill will improve only from practice.”

    The fixed mindset believes trouble is devastating. If you believe, “You’re either naturally great or will never be great,” then when you have any trouble, your mind thinks, “See? You’ll never be great at this. Give up now.”

    The growth mindset believes trouble is just important feedback in the learning process.

    Can you see how this subtle difference in mindset can change everything?

    More examples:

    In a fixed mindset, you want to hide your flaws so you’re not judged or labeled a failure.

    In a growth mindset, your flaws are just a TO-DO list of things to improve.

    In a fixed mindset, you stick with what you know to keep up your confidence.

    In a growth mindset, you keep up your confidence by always pushing into the unfamiliar, to make sure you’re always learning.

    In a fixed mindset, you look inside yourself to find your true passion and purpose, as if this is a hidden inherent thing.

    In a growth mindset, you commit to mastering valuable skills regardless of mood, knowing passion and purpose come from doing great work, which comes from expertise and experience.

    In a fixed mindset, failures define you.

    In a growth mindset, failures are temporary setbacks.

    In a fixed mindset, it’s all about the outcome. If you fail, you think all effort was wasted.

    In a growth mindset, it’s all about the process, so the outcome hardly matters.