Practitioner Tip Tuesday
By Guest Blogger Virginia Bourdeau, Oregon State 4-H Camping Specialist
What does it mean to design a 4-H Staff & Counselor in Training (CIT) program through the lens of the 4-H Thriving Model? This post describes one simple method that can operationalize frontline practices to improve 4-H camps alignment with the model.
An important theory supporting development of openness to challenge and adventure is “growth mindset.” Dr. Carol Dweck defines a growth mindset as the belief that traits or skills are malleable and can be changed with effort. In contrast, a fixed mindset is the belief that traits or skills are innate and unchangeable. Camp is certainly a place that offers many challenges such as making friends, resolving conflicts or learning to cast at the fishing pond. Continue reading