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Cultivating a Positive Mindset: March's Path to Brighter Days

Hello, JAWS parents and students!

As March arrives, we are excited to kick off a month dedicated to cultivating a positive mindset among our students. In the dynamic landscape of adolescence, where academic pressures and personal growth intersect, fostering a positive mindset becomes a powerful tool for resilience and well-being. This month, we embark on a journey to empower our students with the mindset that not only shapes their experiences within the school walls but also lays the foundation for a successful and fulfilling future.

A positive mindset is not just about seeing the glass half full; it’s a mindset that embraces challenges as opportunities for growth. In our counseling sessions, we often witness the transformative impact of shifting perspectives. By encouraging students to view setbacks as stepping stones, we equip them with the mental fortitude to navigate the complexities of high school life. This month, our workshops and activities will focus on instilling a sense of optimism, emphasizing the potential for positive change within ourselves and the world around us.

Beyond the classroom, our aim is to create a school environment that radiates positivity. From inspirational quotes on bulletin boards to fostering a culture of encouragement among peers, JAWS High School is committed to providing an uplifting atmosphere where every student feels supported and empowered. Together, let’s embrace the power of a positive mindset, fostering resilience, and creating a community that thrives on optimism and possibility.

Resource Roundup: Nurturing a Positive Mindset

Explore these thoughtfully selected resources for parents and students of all ages, designed to inspire and foster a positive mindset:

For more resources, check out the Positive Mindset page on the NLPS website.


Reflecting on Last Month: Your Insights Matter!

In February, we celebrated acts of kindness. Share your experiences: How did our previous mental health blog post on kindness impact your family? We value your feedback and ideas.

Nurturing a Positive Mindset: Tips for Students

Students, let's embrace positivity:

  • Gratitude Practice: Start your day by listing three things you're grateful for. It could be as simple as a sunny day, a delicious breakfast, or spending time with friends. This practice shifts your focus to the good things in life and sets a positive tone for the day ahead.
  • Positive Affirmations: Repeat positive statements about yourself and your abilities. Remind yourself that you're capable, resilient, and worthy of success. These affirmations help rewire your brain, replacing self-doubt with self-belief.
  • Surround Yourself with Positivity: Choose friends and mentors who radiate positivity and support your goals. Seek out inspiring books, podcasts, or YouTube channels that uplift and motivate you. Surrounding yourself with positivity creates an environment that fuels your growth and optimism.
  • Challenge Negative Thoughts: Catch those negative thoughts and challenge them with positive alternatives. Instead of saying, "I can't do it," reframe it as "I am capable of learning and growing." Train your mind to see possibilities instead of roadblocks.

Connect with Our Student Advocacy Counsellors: Reach Out for Support

Need guidance or wish to discuss well-being? Our Student Advocacy Counsellors are here for you. Contact and or call 780-623-4271. Let's continue our journey of positivity and empowerment together.

Here's to a March filled with sunshine-filled thoughts, empowering moments, and a tapestry of positivity. Let's nurture our minds and radiate the brilliance within!

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