Increasing the Intensity Level and Implementing Better Footwork

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Reflecting on Carol Dweck’s ideas about fixed and growth mindsets, we had a good “growth mindset” performance today. Several players were asked to play new positions, and they found new areas of success. Likewise, many of our matches went to a “no-ad” deuce, and we unfortunately loss the majority of those points. Overall, players performed well on Tuesday’s goal to increase the intensity level of our footwork and overall court play. Loomis was a strong squad and provided great competition as well as solid ground strokes. Team shout-out goes to Chloe and Kate for their first doubles match, which was well-played by both teams and evolved into the longest match of the day!

Suffield Academy vs. Loomis Chaffee School. April 29, 2015

  1. Singles Caitlin Marshall vs. Alex Brunstad 6-1, 6-3
  2. Singles Caroline Pape vs. Cathy Hyeon 3-6, 0-6
  3. Singles Anna Ortegra Grisso vs Izzy Grant, 0-6, 0-6
  4. Singles Ryder Mosby vs. Abi Worrell 0-6, 0-6
  1. Doubles Emma Landis and Annabelle Pape vs. Grace Smith and Uche Nwokike, 1-6, 1-6
  2. Doubles Chloe Rogalin and Kate Rookey vs. Aswini Melekote and Nat Nabila, 3-6, 3-6
  3. Doubles Jules Kim and Abby Mulhern bs. Eleanor Struthers and Kelly Hanlon, 1-6, 0-6

About Bill Sullivan

I am an English teacher working with great students at Suffield Academy. I also teach seniors in various project-based learning environments. Some of the #PBL topics included global issues, such as Pandemics, Climate Change, and Water; more recently I have asked students to research and identify topics important to our school community and their generation. We curate these topics with a #StudentCenteredPBL. For the past eleven years, I also created a driving question for a class to research a local history mystery and present their findings in a community program partnering with our local historical society. These topics encompass researching the lives of enslaved individuals who were contributors to the foundation of our community.
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1 Response to Increasing the Intensity Level and Implementing Better Footwork

  1. kbeck8261 says:

    This is a great chart….I just realized that most of my clients are on the left – fixed mindset mode and I HAVE to be on the right – Growth Mindset mode in order to be encouraging and move them forward. Tricky. I get excited about the ones that are in Growth mode with me. I just didn’t realize why.

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