Mindsets

 

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What is your mindset?  Do you see the glass as half empty, or half full?  Attitude and mindset are two of the greatest determinants of success.  Having our minds open to new approaches can allow huge changes in schools, which in turn could make life easier for all of us.  In the coming weeks we’ll be talking about various mindsets that may be affecting us in our classroom, and by extension be affecting our students.

Growth Mindset

Today I wanted to share a short YouTube video that shares the results of a study on praise and mindset.  The video has a run time of just under 5 minutes.

 

Something like this could help our students change their fixed mindset ideas into growth mindset thoughts.
Something like this could help our students change their fixed mindset ideas into growth mindset thoughts.

If you’d like to see the TED Talk that relates to the research by Carol Dweck on growth mindsets, here you go:

A swift kick in the butt

How can this knowledge of mindsets impact your teaching right now?  Share something that you might do differently based on these videos.