Mindsets Matter

New Mindset = New Result

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Growth Mindset for students - Episode 1/5

It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop - Confucius

GROWTH MINDSET -- What is it and why is it important to have it? The terms "growth mindset" and "fixed mindset" were coined by Dr. Carol Dweck, a Stanford University Psychologist who through decades of research found that people’s differing beliefs about their intelligence affects their learning behavior and drive. Some people believe that their intelligence and abilities are unchangeable -- that you have a certain amount of intelligence, and you can’t do much to change it. This is called a “fixed mindset.” They have a tendency to make statements such as, “I’m not a math person.” This statement indicates a fixed mindset about math, because it attributes math ability to an unchangeable quality. If children have a fixed notion of intelligence, they probably believe that success has a lot to do with talent. The result is a helpless or apathetic attitude toward effort — especially when it comes to challenging tasks.

People with the "growth mindset" believe that they can increase their intelligence through effort and challenge. They know that mental exercise makes their brains grow smarter—the same way that exercise makes an athlete stronger and faster. These individuals are always learning new ways to work smart and build their brains. People with a growth mindset can actually get smarter and do better in school, work, and life, over time.

It's important to cultivate the growth mindset in our children because the simple belief that intelligence is malleable can better equip children for challenging tasks and difficult subject matter. If they know that they can develop their abilities, that effort and dedication make a difference in the formula for success, and then children won’t become paralyzed by challenge. The growth mindset creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for achieving goals. Click here to read more about Dr. Dweck's suggestions as to how we can take small steps to incorporate elements of the growth mindset in our everyday lives.
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