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FDCSD Invites Parents to Learn How to Develop a Growth Mindset in Kinds

November 12, 2015

Nov. 11, 2015, Fort Dodge, IA-  Trevor Ragan is on a crusade to improve the way we develop students and athletes.  The FDCSD invites parents and community members to hear him speak about growth mindset and how parents can develop it in their kids Thursday, November 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the FDMS auditorium.  Doors will open at 5:00. 

Individuals with a growth mindset believe that intelligence can be developed and that anyone can be good at anything because abilities are due to actions and skill comes from practice. Growth mindset leads to a desire to learn and a tendency to embrace challenges, persist despite obstacles, learn from criticism and be inspired by others’ success.

“A growth mindset recognizes that mistakes are necessary because we use them to help us learn,” Stacey Cole, director of education services, said. “Thomas Edison failed over 10,000 times before he invented the electric light bulb.  He embraced the challenge and persevered.  His growth mindset set him up for success. We want to build this in our kids.”

Ragan is a nationally known speaker and coach who says, “The growth mindset is the key to becoming a great learner and achieving our goals in sports, in school and in life.”  Learn more about Ragan and his company, Train Ugly, at

The mission of the Fort Dodge Community School District is to provide quality learning experiences and build relationships that develop productive citizens ready for their futures. For more information about the Fort Dodge Community Schools visit or call 515.576.1161.  Our Schools. Our Community. Our Pride.





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