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N.U. #26 - 4 Ways to Foster Student Growth By Teaching Them How To Root for Others

For some kids, they have a zero-sum mindset.

In these instances, someone else has “to lose” for them “to win”. This type of thinking is self-centered, dangerous and can lead to isolation, on-going conflict and zero growth.

Many students fail to see the benefit of truly supporting another classmate. This can be due to a few reasons: low confidence, low self esteem, fear of failure, and limiting beliefs - to name a few.

Kids need constant reminders that it’s far easier to positively cheer on your peers than to work in isolation. Learning how to “give to receive” is a timeless principle that is as old as