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The Power of Yet - Parent 3

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Your child is participating in classroom activities focused on learning the Power of Yet. We would love for you to keep the discussion going at home!

Definition: The power of YET allows learners to understand that they may not be able to do something yet. It is a way to think of your challenges, tasks, and mistakes as opportunities to improve and get better.

Student Goal: When identifying a task he/she is unable to do, the student will rephrase it to include the power of “Yet” language.

Here are just a few ideas to help get the conversation started:

  • There are many things people are unable to do.
  • No one is able to complete every task or accomplish every skill.
  • It is important for us to realize there are many things we are able to learn.
  • Instead of saying “I can’t ever do or learn….” or “ too hard for me to do,” say, “I can’t ...yet.”
  • When we recognize what we would like to do and tell ourselves we can’t do it yet, it changes how we feel about the skill.
  • Anyone learning a new skill must practice. Without practice, we are unable to learn new skills.
  • Part of learning is making mistakes. It is important to use your mistakes to improve and get better.
  • Encourage your child to use the Power of Yet thinking and strategies when they encounter hard tasks at home.