Donald Carreira Ching (

Lecturer at Leeward Community College, teacher at HPU

“Try Write, Can Write: A perspective on Growth Mindset and Pidgin in the classroom.”

In the presentation, I will be discussing how I incorporate growth mindset into the classroom along with various readings to encourage students who have been led to believe that they do not speak “proper English” and ” no can write.”

Bio: Donald was born and raised in Kahaluʻu. His debut novel, Between Sky and Sea: A Family’s Struggle, was published by Bamboo Ridge Press in December 2015. He lives and teaches on Oʻahu.