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There's been a lot of chatter about using a growth mindset since Mindset: The New Psychology of Success got into the hands of teachers. Carol Dweck, a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, developed the concept of fixed and growth mindsets, and it's lighting the education world on fire. A fixed mindset is the belief that one's intelligence and abilities cannot be changed.
|Mindset: The New Psychology of Success|
Encouraging a growth mindset in students helps them actively solve problems, take on challenges, set goals, use problem-solving strategies, ask questions when they don't understand, seek feedback from others, monitor progress to visualize growth, avoid feeling discouraged by others' successes, and avoid being discouraged by mistakes.
How do our tutors help students develop a growth mindset?
In our student notebooks, one tab is dedicated to growth mindset. We use an amazing resource from Schoolhouse Diva on Teachers Pay Teachers that includes worksheets, mini posters, and a list of do's and don't for parents.
|Growth Mindset from Schoolhouse Diva|
|Growth Mindset from To The Square Inch|
How can I help my child develop a growth mindset?
If you're reading this, there's a pretty good chance you already "preach" a lot of these ideas at home. There are some great books readily available online that are great for reading together.
|The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes|
|The Story of Inventions|
|The Most Magnificent Thing|
|Be The Change Make It Happen|
|What Do You Do With An Idea?|
There are some GREAT books that you can read to help develop your own growth mindset.
|The Big Leap|
|The Growth Mindset Coach|
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