As regular readers know, I’m a big Golden State Warriors fan and regularly visualize myself as Stephen Curry when I’m often shooting three-pointers when I’m playing (unfortunately, the percentage of my shots that actually go in is far, far lower than Curry’s 🙂 ).
Today, Doug Lemov spotted and shared this great “Growth Mindset” headline and article from The Washington Post, and that got me thinking it might be useful to bring all my previous posts about the Warriors and SEL skills together in one “Best” list:
Here are links to my previous posts (you also might be interested in The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources :
Check out my student interactive for English Language Learners at the New York Times Learning Network uses basketball superstar Stephen Curry to teach about similes (and the importance of practice).
Stop Warming Up, Start Learning Up is by Daniel Coyle, and he uses Stephen Curry as an example of how to best “warm-up.”
CARRY ON MY SON: THE SIGNAL AND THE NOISE IN COACHING is a post from Doug Lemov. It’s definitely worth reading his commentary on this great video clip:
I’m sure there will be more!
Surround yourself with people who believe in you the way Steve Kerr believes in Steph Currypic.twitter.com/yYOhhgRuto
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) January 26, 2018
Here’s another addition to this list – a new video of guard Klay Thompson “talking” to Failure:
I’m also adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures.
And, while I’m at it, the last few seconds of this interview with Kevin Durant would also be a good clip to show students when talking about how to deal with failure. He had a terrible game two days ago (he bounced back big time last night). He says, “I’m Kevin Durant. You know who I am.”
“It’s OK. You missed a shot. All of us have. Nobody’s perfect.”
THIS LEADERSHIP from Draymond>>>>> pic.twitter.com/XyRl2KYAUP
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) May 19, 2019
Golden State coach Steve Kerr just now during a timeout: ‘They have a lot of doubt down there. We have a lot belief over here’
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) May 20, 2021
Klay Thompson is out here dropping free gems… at Chipotle 😅
(via Kai.TeeVee/TT) pic.twitter.com/xMCCbBzNrH
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 6, 2021
The best leaders are always looking for – and creating – opportunities for others to look good https://t.co/VrY8j6YpvS
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) November 11, 2021
Kaizen Mindset ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/ZvxUtKhvuc
— Angela Duckworth (@angeladuckw) June 25, 2022
A “Kaizen Mindset” means: Kaizen is a competitive strategy in which all employees work together to create a strong culture of constant improvement. The core philosophy behind Kaizen is simple: you can always make or do things better, even if they seem to work well in a particular moment.