Connect: Keep going. Keep growing.
Activity 4: Keep going. Keep growing.
At the end of this lesson you will be able to:
- Understand why working through frustration will help you grow
- Stay on the right track using the learning strategies that are right for you
The importance of not giving up
On our learning journeys, we will struggle. It’s something we all go through. Struggling can be a good thing if managed correctly, but sometimes frustration creeps in and derails us if we don’t address it in a healthy way.
When we are faced with frustration, growth mindset thinking really makes a difference. There is power in believing that we have the ability to develop skills and grow our brains through hard work and the learning strategies that are best suited for us. This attitude better equips us to stick with challenges through the frustration. Your ability to stick with it can be practiced and can grow. Overcoming frustration will become easier and easier.
Just like most things in life, we can adapt to frustration and become accustomed to it.
An example is when you started walking. Like all babies learning to walk, you probably fell a lot, tripped over your own feet, and grabbed things to brace yourself. It takes most babies five to seven months to learn to walk—it's quite the frustrating process, but most of us don’t remember.
To learn how to run, dance, and swim is a quicker process that takes only two to five months. These skills are learned after our baby bodies have grown accustomed to moving and we've built up our repertoire of walking skills.
We’ve all come a long way since birth, and we've all conquered some magnitude of frustration to get to where we are now.
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- In jr high I had a hard time with History so I switched teachers and I understood his learning style a lot more. I felt accomplished knowing I could pass.(26 votes)
- i learned its good to have a growth mindset(2 votes)
- I'm going to fail AP Calculus(15 votes)
- No no no no no no.(1 vote)
- Here are some things to do if you feel frustrated.
Calm down. It's not the end of the world.
If you are doing a test, say to yourself, "YOU can do this." Make sure you are not saying this very loud so you won't get yourself embarrassed.
Keep going. Don't let things get in your way.
Double-check. You don't want to get frustrated all over again.
If you are modeling something, for example, clay. Do not smash it (I had this experience before).
Ask for help. Teachers can help you.
Don't let frustration get in your way. Don't let it control you. You can do it!(11 votes)
- Nice i like how you summarized.(1 vote)
- One thing that i have struggled with or gotten frustrated with is writing essays because I am always trying to make it sound perfect but sometimes I don't know what to say so it makes it hard for me to write anything.(10 votes)
- please tell me the right answer of my question(6 votes)
- how frustration good for us ?(7 votes)
- I will never have a good relationship with aleks
But I try(6 votes)
- I'm in a relationship with Aleks Math.(3 votes)
- I learnt many things in this activity.
1 we do not fear for learning.
2 we do practice or pratice.
3 practice make perfect(7 votes)
- If you just keep trying you will do better and then get to do great things in the future.(6 votes)
- what I've learned is, things don't happen over night... when you learn something new sometimes it takes time. your not always gonna catch on automatically(5 votes)