22NTC Session Proposal

Loop Till Yet, Embracing a Growth Mindset With Computers


As a “growth mindset” teacher, I have found many of the strategies that I use when I am teaching GED students translate into the digital literacy classroom and help to engage and energize students who feel they are just “digitally illiterate,” (I hate that term by the way.) We will discuss the importance of how the simple concept of “yet” when learning is vital to keeping people engaged and helps them create goals in their own digital journey. Building on “yet,” we will also talk about how praising the process can be a powerful tool to build self confidence and overcome the challenges new users experience. Join our short session to learn about how you can use these strategies yourself and help build life long learners who learn the power of “yet” when it comes to learning computers. 

Learning Outcomes

  • What a growth mindset is and how it can be used in the classroom
  • How the power of "yet" can encourage new learners
  • How praising the process helps learners build their skills

Session Type

30 minute session

Target Audience

Instructors and facilitors who teach computer Classes