Neuroplasticity and Mindset
How does brain research support a growth mindset?
Click on the link below and complete the zaption activity. It is a short video on the basics of neuroplasticity. Please be sure to complete several questions that are embedded in the video. (PS - this is a free tool that is great to check for understanding)
Watch the first 5 minutes of the video below.
- Think about the number of failures this engineer had to endure before riding the unrideable bicycle and how failures eventually lead to new paths in the brain.
- Think about the difference between the engineer and his son. What does it indicate about children's brains?
The Backwards Brain Bicycle - Smarter Every Day 133
Review the growth vs. fixed mindset picture.
- Discuss connections between a growth/fixed mindset and neuroplasticity with your team.
- Do you think having an understanding of neuroplasticity can have an affect on mindset? Share opinions with your team.