Eric Forsgren graduated from Melba High School in 1991. He attended Ricks College, Brigham Young University, and earned his Masters Degree from the University of Idaho. Mr. Forsgren taught Spanish and Physical Education. He coached Varsity Football, Track, and Jr. High Basketball. He came back to Melba Jr/Sr High School in 2014 and loves being in the Melba Community. He and his wife’s 5 kids all attend Melba schools. He firmly believes that NOBODY has it better than Melba.
I am excited to have everyone back! I guess that Mother Nature felt that the students needed a little extra time at home. I enjoyed seeing the students back in school and loved watching them enthusiastically take on their tasks, ready to learn. I would like to share some thoughts of what my staff and I are studying presently.
Ask yourself as you read the following: Do I have a fixed or a growth mindset? Carol Dweck is a professor at Stanford who published a book on Mindsets. Her research showed how a person’s mindset can affect their success in anything that they do.
A person with a Fixed Mindset tends to feel that ability is inherent, something that you can’t change. Fixed mindsets believe that they are either born with ability or not. Effort is meaningless because it won’t affect the outcome. A person with a Growth Mindset believes that with effort and work, he or she can be successful in whatever they want to be.
Fixed mindset individuals are afraid to take risks and view challenges as something that should be avoided. They fear failure and look upon the success of others as threatening to their own success. They can’t handle criticism. Individuals with a growth mindset understand that challenges make you better and that they should be embraced. They understand that failure is only temporary and will help them to ultimately be successful. They enjoy the success of others and strive to learn from their success. People with growth mindsets also try to learn from criticism.