Fixed or Growth Mindset
Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success-- a simple idea makes all the difference. Teaching a
growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports. Research on the effects of praise and how we can alter our interventions to nurture a growth mindset is some of the best information that I feel I can pass along to parents and educators.
Please read and share with others:
From Carol Dweck’s research on mindset: http://mindsetonline.com/howmindsetaffects/parentsteacherscoaches/index.html
“How not to talk to your kids: The inverse power of praise” http://nymag.com/news/features/27840/
Stan Davis (bully prevention expert who consults with Kittery School Dept) summarizes Carol Dweck’s work nicely on a page on his website. http://www.stopbullyingnow.com/mindsets.htm