Friday, June 13, 2014

A Growth-Mindset vs A Fixed-Mindset

What is the key to achieving our goals? To obtain our successes?  The answer is simple; the right mindset.

As I watched this TEDx talk by Eduardo Brieceno, my first thought  was "Wow, what I'm hearing from teachers and parents is mostly a fixed-mindset mentality." I can even hear myself with a fixed-mindset when I'm talking to my daughter about math.  "I know you're not a math person, so I'm not expecting great things...just pass the class."  Fixed-mindset!

"The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability, we will be brittle in the face of adversity." Josh Waitzink

Isn't it time for educators to adopt a growth-mindset?  I think so!

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