THINK ABOUT SOMETHING THAT IS CHALLENGING YOU RIGHT NOW. WRITE IT DOWN. I am not able to ______________________________ I do not know how to __________________________ I can’t _____________________________________ I’m not very good at ___________________________ Examples: I am not able to play guitar. I do not understand organic chemistry. I’m not able to balance school and work. I’m not good enough to play intramural basketball. I can’t pay attention when I read. I can’t run a 5K without stopping.
ON THE BACK OF THE PAPER WRITE PRAISE YOU RECENTLY GAVE OR RECEIVED. Try to be specific: You are really smart. You are so pretty. Your hard work is really paying off. Keep trying, I can see you are starting to understand this. You have so much talent. You are such a great dancer.
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INDIVIDUALS WITH A FIXED MINDSET BELIEVE THAT THEIR INTELLIGENCE IS SIMPLY AN INBORN TRAIT—THEY HAVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT, AND THAT IS THAT.
INDIVIDUALS WITH A GROWTH MINDSET BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN DEVELOP THEIR INTELLIGENCE OVER TIME.
FIXED VS. GROWTH Fixed Mindset Traits:Growth Mindset Traits: Shy away from challenges Become easily frustrated Seek praise rather than advice Perceive errors as personal failures Employ minimal learning strategies Give up after being disappointed Feel diminished by others successes Enjoy challenges Undaunted, even motivated by setbacks Seek advice and criticism Regard error as instructive Employ diverse learning strategies Bounce back from disappointments Draw inspiration from the successes of others
Geography Bee Example Uniformed Optimism OR Growth Mindset?
Research demonstrates that students with a growth mindset academically outperform their fixed mindset peers. 1 CRG by Lisa Damour, Ph.D.
FIXED OR GROWTH? Who am I?Michael Jordan I’ve missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot...and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. That is why I succeed.
FIXED OR GROWTH? Who I am?Mark McGwire I broke baseball’s homerun record in 1998. I finally admitted that I used steroids.
FIXED OR GROWTH? Who I am?Thomas Edison Genius is 1% inspiration... and 99% perspiration. As a result, genius is often a talented person... who has simply done all of his homework.
FIXED OR GROWTH? Who I am?The Little Engine That Could I think I can... I KNOW I can...
You Can Grow Your Intelligence! The brain is like a muscle: it changes and gets stronger when you use it. “Use it or lose it!”
BASIC BRAIN FACTS Adult human brain weighs a little over 3 lbs. It is about the size of a small grapefruit and can fit in the palm of your hand. The brain works ceaselessly, even when we are asleep. Although it represents only about 2 percent of our body weight, it consumes nearly 20-25 percent of our calories! David Sousa’s How the Brain Learns
Your mindset is an important part of your personality, but you CAN change yours.
HOW CAN YOU LEARN TO CHANGE FROM A FIXED MINDSET TO A GROWTH MINDSET?
1. LEARN TO HEAR YOUR FIXED MINDSET VOICE AS YOU: FACE A CHALLENGE HIT A SETBACK FACE CRITICISM WHAT MIGHT YOUR FIXED MINDSET VOICE SAY?
3. TALK BACK TO THE FIXED VOICE WITH A GROWTH MINDSET VOICE “Are you sure you can do it? Maybe you don’t have the talent.” “What if you fail—you’ll be a failure.” “If you don’t try, you can protect yourself and keep your dignity.” “It’s not my fault, it’s something or someone else’s fault.” How will your growth mindset voice respond?
4. TAKE THE GROWTH MINDSET ACTION take on the challenge whole-heartedly learn from your setbacks and try again hear the criticism and act on it—it is now in your hands!
Remember the Little Engine That Could? The message in your mind should always be that if you try hard enough and prepare well you can accomplish great things. I think I can…I think I can… I KNOW I can…I KNOW I can…
Believe you can. Believe you can’t. Either way you are right.
THINK ABOUT THAT CHALLENGE YOU ARE FACING RIGHT NOW. I am not able to play guitar… I do not understand algebra… I’m not a good basketball player… I can’t pay attention when I read… I haven’t run a 5K…
Bring your growth mindset paper to the front and SAY your growth mindset statement to me! You will receive a prize!